Working on the CapacityPlus project, I’m always excited to see capacity-building in action and hear how local leaders are strengthening the health workforce. Recently I learned about a terrific story from West Africa and wanted to help share it.
Last night, IntraHealth hosted 30 activists at its Chapel Hill headquarters to discuss nine strategies for activism against gender violence.
The Bell Bajao! campaign has succeeded in bringing discussions and examinations of domestic violence into the public arena.
A couple of months ago I was in Rwanda and was heartened by the tremendous work of my Rwandan colleagues to create programs that support and teach health workers how to offer nonjudgmental, competent care to survivors of gender-based violence.
Working in the field of global health we often hear the global health workforce shortage: we don’t have enough doctors, nurses, midwives, dentists, community health workers in developing countries. This is true, but what we hear less about is how we manage and support the people we do have.
Many young people came out to learn their statuses during the 2nd annual HIV testing campaign in Tanzania's Shinyanga region.
Although in many developed countries running water that is safe for drinking and bathing and working toilets are ubiquitous, a third of the world’s population goes without these luxuries.
Workplace violence is psychological and physical abuse that affects occupational health worldwide. It takes many forms—physical assault, verbal abuse, sexual or racial harassment, bullying, or mobbing. All studies on the subject have demonstrated serious consequences for individual health workers, for health organizations, and for the larger society.
In a world where 1 in 3 women experience a form of violence in their lifetimes, phones can be a lifeline for a woman who is threatened or needs help.
When we talk about the “health workforce crisis” or “human resources for health,” this abstract language can obscure the suffering of people in need.