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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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Star of Senegal: A Midwife Fights for Affordable Family Planning

Aïssatou Dia Fall has become a star in Yeumbeul, Senegal.

Health Workers Can Help Stamp Out Poverty

They say wealthier is healthier, and there’s evidence to back that up.

Health Workers Have a Right to Clean Hands

According to the 2010 Kenya Service Provision Assessment survey, only 46% of Kenyan health facilities have running water year-round.

An Employee Gone Bad: Why Strong Management Is Important

When a health facility does not run smoothly it can quickly become a place where bad things happen.

Our Commitment to the Kenyan Health Worker

Many health workers have a dream of offering high-quality services, but no way of doing their work well because they lack basic supplies or training.

Why Does a Woman Use Contraception? For a Better Life.

I consider myself a strong advocate for the wide availability of family planning methods, and of women being able to decide if and when they want to become pregnant.

Getting Health Workers to the Women Who Need Them

Maureen Kanyiginya is a young midwife with a gentle, confident presence. Sitting on a bench in a grassy area outside the rural health center where she works, in western Uganda, she says she loves helping mothers and delivering their babies. "I make mothers comfortable," she states firmly. "I'm a health worker."

An Excerpt from Kate Tulenko in the New York Times: Foreign Health Workers in the US Come with a Cost

In the NY Times, Tulenko discusses the dire economic and social consequences of insourcing and how it threatens the quality of care.

National Conventions and International Issues: The DNC Provides Great Opportunity to Promote Global Health

Women’s reproductive health rights are a heated topic in the United States (US) this election year. I had the opportunity to attend an advocacy event focused on reproductive rights and access at the Democratic National Convention (DNC) last week.

Insourced: How Importing Jobs Impacts the Healthcare Crisis Here and Abroad

I saw people out of work in the US and health workers being imported from countries that could ill afford to lose them.

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