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News & commentary about the global health workforce

10 Global Health Issues to Watch in the 2020s

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Expanding iHRIS to Support the Social Services Workforce

We are planning how to expand the iHRIS Suite to include the social services workforce. The social services workforce is critical.

Observing Hope: Pediatric HIV Prevention in Two Health Centers in Ethiopia

In 24 months, 1,919 babies have been delivered in government health centers in these two communities, and only one of them has been found HIV-positive. That’s a pretty good performance, even in a country with a relatively low 1.5% adult HIV prevalence.

Because Health Workers Save Lives: Why I Care about Human Resources for Health

I grew up in a small village in Kenya. I remember witnessing mothers delivering babies on the roadside while attempting to trek to a health facility miles away.

Responding to the Urgent Need for More Health Workers: Rebecca Bailey on Health Workforce Education and Training

At 23, CapacityPlus’s Rebecca Bailey mailed two applications: to law school and to the Peace Corps.

Introducing the 2012 UNC-IntraHealth Summer Fellows

We are honored to be part of the UNC-IntraHealth Summer Fellows Program, chaired by Dr. Barbara Stilwell.

Family Planning: It Takes a Health Worker—and Saves Money and Lives

We need to invest more, globally, to ensure that health workers are there to expand access and offer services.

Behind the Scenes: Attracting Mainstream Media Attention for Health Workers

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.

Nine Reasons We Place Health Workers at the Center of Our Efforts

Maureen Kanyiginya is a young midwife with a gentle and confident presence. Meet her and others through our new video series.

Health Workers Are Change Agents

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.

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