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How Can We Do Better by American Patients and Health Workers?

For the US to really meet patients’ needs and continue to offer high-quality care, many things have to change. One of these is education.

UNACCEPTABLE: Health Workers as Pawns of Warfare

Last week, NPR ran a story that made me cringe, describing a major humanitarian group’s decision to stop treating patients from detention centers in Misrata, Libya. According to the report, “torture was so rampant that some detainees were brought for care only to make them fit for further interrogation.”

Finally, a Major Step Forward in Protecting Health Workers and Facilities

Despite firm standards rooted in the Geneva Conventions to protect health facilities, health workers, and the patients served during armed conflict, and to enable health professionals to act consistently with their ethical obligations, assaults on and interference with health functions are all too common in war.

A "Best Buy" for Saving Lives

This blog entry was originally published at ONE Blog.

Berthé Aissata Touré is a health worker in Mali, where women have an average of six children. In this country’s vast rural areas,...

Opening the Door to Understanding Staffing Needs in Uganda through the Use of WISN

We want to briefly share with you the experiences of our team in Uganda in using a great management tool and methodology called the Workload Indicator of Staffing Needs, or WISN for short.

16 Years and 16 Days of Activism against Violence

Yesterday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released findings from the 2010 National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey. The numbers are sobering

Family Planning and Access to Health Workers

Amid the worldwide health worker shortage, some low-income countries are managing to show impressive levels of modern contraceptive use. How does access to skilled health workers affect family planning use, and what are some countries doing differently?

Talk Early and Talk Often

Many people consider “family planning” an adult topic. While it is a topic that affects adults, it should not be an adults-only topic.

Community Leaders Stand and Speak Up for Girls in India

While girls and boys are largely treated equally early in childhood, disparities in health care, education, and knowledge widen in adolescence.

Partnership for Change: the Seventh Annual Clinton Global Initiative

Last month, I attended the 7th annual Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) meeting. IntraHealth International was offered a complimentary membership for this year based on the increased interest and attention to the area of human resources for health among the global development community and our work to support the health worker in that space.

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