Vital

News & commentary about the global health workforce

4 Ways We’re Working to End Gender-Based Violence and Discrimination in Health Care

Because the future of gender equality in health care starts here.Read more

Intrahealth International

VITAL

Health Is Wealth

Meet three men in Africa who share two key beliefs: access to health care for all people is vital, and healthy people build strong economies.

SwitchPoint: Global Good Ideas

In this era of the meme and the like and the retweet, I never tire of stories about people who have built something incredible out of nothing, especially when they have built it to help someone else.

Tracking Down the Silent Killer

World Health Day 2013 is marked by a call for intensified efforts to prevent and control hypertension, also known as high blood pressure.

We've Made Staggering Progress in Maternal Health in Bangladesh. Where Next?

In the last 20 years, maternal mortality in Bangladesh has dropped from 574 to 194 per 100,000.

ICTs in Maternal and Child Health Poised for Scale-Up in Uttar Pradesh, India

The health sector in India is rapidly harnessing the power of technologies to streamline and enhance the quality of its maternal and child health services.

"You Never Think It Will Happen to You": Health Workers Confront the Risks of Tuberculosis

Patricia Bond was working as a nurse at a health facility in South Africa when she developed some troubling symptoms.

A Sky-High Celebration: Opening Our Kenya Country Office

Last month, IntraHealth opened its new Kenya country office and celebrated the merger of two USAID-funded projects.

Gender Equality: The New Business as Usual

The past four years have brought some exciting changes in the US government when it comes to progress in gender equality.

U.S. Investments in Foreign Aid Provide a Healthy Return

What if you could take a fraction of a penny and use it to help train a global health workforce?

In Costa Rica, Strengthening Health Systems Has a Human Side

Until I came here, I thought of “health system strengthening” strictly in clinical, technical terms. But it's more than that.

Pages