Frontline health workers are vital links between their communities and health systems. In remote and underserved areas, they can also be the difference between life and death.
How much do we really value women in the health workforce? And how can we make it a better place for them to work? Judith Winkler has some ideas.
Pape Gaye answers 8 questions about what we've accomplished so far—and where we're going from here.
What happens when health workers can't reach the people who need them? Hint: There's a two-wheeled solution.
Nigeria has one of the highest maternal mortality rates in the world. We're working with health workers to change that.
How can we develop Ethiopia's mental health workforce and improve the system overall? There are some ways.
Back in 2000, only about 25% of mothers in Rwanda delivered their babies in health facilities. Today, that number is almost 70%.
Maureen Kanyiginya is a young midwife with a gentle, confident presence. Sitting on a bench in a grassy area outside the rural health center where she works, in western Uganda, she says she loves helping mothers and delivering their babies. "I make mothers comfortable," she states firmly. "I'm a health worker."
A recent New York Times article featured an updated United Nations forecast that projects the world’s population will reach 10.1 billion by the end of the century, rather than stabilizing at nine billion midcentury as previously predicted.
In places where there are no nurses or doctors or people have to travel a distance to see one, community health workers play an invaluable role of offering basic health care and information to often isolated or remote communities