Under pressure of long hours, short staffing, and the growth of a deadly disease, how can health workers stay safe and effective?
A simple job description can do wonders for a health worker's morale and even the quality of care she provides. So why are job descriptions so hard to come by in some countries?
Conditions in Habiba's rural health center were, she says, appalling.
After 32 years of service in health care, Bekalu Afenew hoped his next post would be in a big city. It wasn't, but he didn't let that slow him down.
“I like providing support and care to patients,” says Rosa Lara de Forela, the subdirector of nursing at the Pedro de Bethancourt National Hospital in beautiful Antigua, Guatemala.
According to the 2010 Kenya Service Provision Assessment survey, only 46% of Kenyan health facilities have running water year-round.
When a health facility does not run smoothly it can quickly become a place where bad things happen.
Health workers must be retained, productive, and caring if the huge deficits in access to health workers are to be addressed.
The Uganda Capacity Program began collaborating to come up with a better way to quickly recruit, process, and hire qualified health workers.
When we talk about building strong health systems and the health workers needed to run these systems, we often think about doctors or nurses or community health workers. Just as crucial to health...