Vital for "Policy & Advocacy"

Health Workers Count: From Catch Phrase to Bold Vision

From the halls of the UN to the set of Good Morning America, a common refrain reverberated in NYC: “health workers count.”

Years of Investments Finally Put Health Workers on the Global Stage

The payoffs aren't immediate, but building strong, resilient health systems is the key to making care sustainable for all.

Are Health Workers Delivering for Women? And Are We Delivering for Health Workers?

Skilled birth attendance is on the rise, but it's only increased by 10% in developing countries over the last 20 years.

A Growing Movement to Solve the Frontline Health Workforce Crises

The REAL awards are part of a movement to solve one of the largest hurdles in global health.

Our Commitment to the Kenyan Health Worker

Many health workers have a dream of offering high-quality services, but no way of doing their work well because they lack basic supplies or training.

Policy Champion Rep. Lowey Takes Up Frontline Health Workers Cause

Rep Nita Lowey introduced a resolution recognizing the importance of frontline health workers to accelerating progress on global health.

Behind the Scenes: Attracting Mainstream Media Attention for Health Workers

An email in my inbox one month ago invited me to attend the first planning meeting for a visit by Pape Gaye, our president and CEO, to Tanzania, but it was also an invitation to elevate health and health workers as newsworthy topics to my former teammates: journalists.

Health Under Attack: The Need to Safeguard Health in Conflict

Attacks on hospitals, medical equipment, ambulances, and on health workers themselves gravely limit the access to care of communities in need.

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.