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News & commentary about the global health workforce

10 Global Health Issues to Watch in 2019

From food security to the future of PEPFAR, here are some of the trends we’ll be watching closely in the year ahead.Read more

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Nurses Come Out of Retirement to Fight HIV in Namibia

They’re still strong—and ready to help end the country's epidemic.

To Empower Women Is to Empower Nations: Stories from Iraq and Afghanistan

As a health worker in a conflict zone, I learned what it means to be in the right place at the right time.

Where Do Big Ideas for Greater Good Come From? Humanitarians Tell All

Brian Southwell asks some big questions. And these SwitchPoint speakers answer.

For Humanitarian Workers, Mental Health Needs Are Often Overlooked

It's time to take mental well-being during complex emergencies seriously.

1.2 Billion Reasons Why Countries Must Empower Young People to Plan the Future

A tidal wave of youth is fast approaching the shores of adult society. It’s time to ensure they are part of the global conversation.

Being an Advocate for Family Planning Has Changed My Life—and My Future

Meet Abou, a youth ambassador in Guinea who knows firsthand the power of contraception.

mSakhi: Digitizing Health Care at the Grass Roots

This app is revolutionizing health care for moms and babies in Jhansi, India.

Celebrating Love without Unwanted Pregnancy

Young advocates in Mali spread information about family planning and reproductive health services.

Community Health Workers: Forgotten No More

A new global campaign is pushing for salaries, benefits, and formal employment for these crucial health workers.

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