News & commentary about the global health workforce

3 Ways Our Tools and Teams around the World Are Combatting COVID-19

From everyday infection prevention to repurposing Ebola response, these approaches are helping health systems manage the coronavirus threat.Read more

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Motivated to Do More

"I'm a Health Worker": One minute with Monica Watuvamu, a nurse and midwife at Kamuli Mission Hospital in Uganda.

Health Workers Count: From Catch Phrase to Bold Vision

From the halls of the UN to the set of Good Morning America, a common refrain reverberated in NYC: “health workers count.”

For Young People, Is Family Planning a Misnomer?

By calling what we do family planning, we may be ignoring the fact that many young people aren’t trying to plan families—they’re trying to plan futures.

Years of Investments Finally Put Health Workers on the Global Stage

The payoffs aren't immediate, but building strong, resilient health systems is the key to making care sustainable for all.

Overcoming Gender Barriers: A Day in the Life of a Health Worker in the Supply Chain

Yesenia Aguirre de Barahona discusses the challenges of managing a medication warehouse in El Salvador.

On the Rocky Road to Universal Health Coverage

This November, the global health community’s eyes should be on two major gatherings in Brazil and Ethiopia.

A Human Being as a Human Being

In Lira, Uganda, Mary Philomena Okello is the only palliative care nurse for miles. Carol Bales tells the story behind the photos.

CapacityPlus Awards Scholarships to Midwifery Students

Nigeria needs more midwives, but students often can't afford the tuition it takes to become one.

Human Resources for Health in the 21st Century

Let's make HRH part of the upcoming discussions on global governance for health.

Syria: In a Doctor's Words

For Dr. Qasem al Zein, the revolution began with a feeling of hope.