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News & commentary about the global health workforce

3 Ways to End the Global HIV Epidemic—Locally

It won’t happen from an office or a conference room. It’ll happen on the front lines.Read more

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10 Transformative Trends in Digital Health

These issues are shaping the near future of international development.

A Day in the Life of a New York City Community Health Worker

Rosaura guides her clients through a challenging health system during the most vulnerable moments in their lives.

Hiding Outside the Spotlight: Don't Miss the Real Impact of Your Development Efforts

As researchers, we're often tempted to track data that are easy to capture—rather than searching for what we really need to know.

Why Technology Isn’t Always the Answer in Global Health

We were so excited by the flashiness of the tools, we forgot our goal—to lower hypertension in Africa.

These 5 Levels of Advocacy Are Moving the Needle on Contraceptive Use

In the struggle to end poverty, new ideas and powerful new voices are rising up, demanding change. And it's working.

Young Nigeriens Want Comprehensive Sex Ed and Solid Advice

In Niger, talking about sex and contraceptives isn’t always easy. But little by little, things are changing.

Student Loans Helped Osoro Build a Business and Expand Health Care in Rural Kenya

He had almost given up on his dream of owning a health care enterprise. Then he learned about the Afya Elimu Fund.

Collaboration Is Essential to Improving Maternal and Newborn Health in Indonesia

It'll take a nation to change the numbers for Indonesia's moms and babies.

Senegal’s New Roadmap for a Gender Transformative Human Resource Management Policy

The country is taking steps to change the working lives of health workers—particularly women.

The Promise of Digital Health in the Fight against Noncommunicable Diseases

Could activity trackers help stem the global tide of hypertension?

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