An email in my inbox one month ago invited me to attend the first planning meeting for a visit by Pape Gaye, our president and CEO, to Tanzania, but it was also an invitation to elevate health and health workers as newsworthy topics to my former teammates: journalists.
The Diminishing Psychiatric Health Workforce: Why the Global Health Community Needs to Care More about Mental Health
A major change is needed in the way mental health is perceived at the policy level.
Maureen Kanyiginya is a young midwife with a gentle and confident presence. Meet her and others through our new video series.
The shortage of health workers around the world is estimated at over 4 million, and 57 countries are experiencing a critical shortage, defined as having fewer than 2.3 doctors, nurses or midwives per 1,000 population.
Habari! (“Hello” in Kiswahili.) Well, after many intensive weeks of planning and transitioning from my daily work responsibilities to my fellowship objectives, I’ve made the journey from Dublin, Ireland to Nairobi, Kenya.
Attacks on hospitals, medical equipment, ambulances, and on health workers themselves gravely limit the access to care of communities in need.
Our beloved colleague Marcus Pridgen passed away on Wednesday, May 16, 2012 after a long illness.
Part 1: Opening the Umbrella of Primary Care to Include HIV Services in Namibia—Background & Context
Namibia finds itself where many countries in the region may find themselves over the next several years—on the brink of graduating from United States Government (USG) funding. This milestone comes in part due to Namibia’s middle-income country status as well as economic realities that are constraining donor funding at the global level.
Part 2: Opening the Umbrella of Primary Care to Include HIV Services in Namibia—Organizational Capacity Assessments
Capacity assessments by nature reveal weaknesses and gaps that have the potential to make participants feel vulnerable. Recognizing this, we held introductory meetings with the program and facility management teams of our partners—Catholic Health Services, Lutheran Medical Services, and Anglican Medical Services—to explain the process and get their buy-in.
I recently had the honor of co-chairing InterAction Forum 2012 along with Carolyn Miles of Save the Children . This year’s Forum brought more than 1,000 representatives of InterAction’s member...