When we talk about the “health workforce crisis” or “human resources for health,” this abstract language can obscure the suffering of people in need.
Entering a one-room health clinic in Cambodia’s Pursat Province, I saw a heavily pregnant woman suffering on the dirt floor. A midwife was the lone health worker staffing this rural post.
I’m really pleased to hear discussion here in Delhi at the Global Maternal Health Conference about our collective accountability. For the past several decades, we have lamented the fact that half a million women’s lives were lost every year to pregnancy-related causes.
Kevin Carter’s most famous photograph is almost impossible to witness without taking a moment to collect yourself afterwards.