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Aging Well: Who Will Be There to Walk beside You?

This year’s World Health Day, celebrated on April 7, will focus on aging and health. The older I get, the better I understand that old truism: ‘old age is not for wimps.’

Picturing Our Work: Who’s There?

IntraHealth's Dykki Settle was excited to show me his photos from his latest trip to Uganda to support the launch of the country’s HRHIS.

Laurie Garrett at Duke’s Sanford School of Public Policy: Calling for a Major Change in Global Health

A legendary figure of global health journalism, Laurie Garrett challenged a university audience with her insightful, incisive, and energizing lecture on the future of global health.

Letter to the Editor: Maurice Middleberg Defends Contraception as Preventive Medicine

Charles Krauthammer questioned the classification of contraception as preventive medicine, stating that “categorizing pregnancy as a disease equivalent is a value decision disguised as science.”

Investing in US-Trained Health Workers: Kate Tulenko Responds to 'America Is Stealing the World's Doctors'

The most important solution is for the US to train more of its own health workers.

Working Differently: An Invitation from Pape Gaye to SwitchPoint

It is fundamental that international NGOs and development practitioners start to work differently, and that is what SwitchPoint is all about.

Serious Optimism: A Conversation with Constance Newman about Connecting Girls to School, and Women to the Paid Health Workforce

Barriers for girls are preventing countries from producing, hiring, and retaining the health workers they need.

What USAID’s New Gender Equality and Female Empowerment Policy Means for Connecting Girls and Inspiring Futures in Health

Leading up to this year’s International Women’s Day, the U.S. Agency for International Development introduced a new policy to help women and girls participate fully in and benefit from development.

Bringing Health Workforce Information to the Public in Uganda

To bring the benefits of access to health worker information to the Ugandan public, the Ministry of Health, working closely with IntraHealth, organized a launch event earlier this month for the national human resources for health information system (HRHIS) in Uganda.

Medicine as a Weapon in Syria and Beyond

A recent editorial in The Lancet issued a dire warning to the international medical community: medicine is a weapon of war in Syria. It is just the latest in a series of reportsfrom across the Middle East on how medical care and medical professionals and facilities are being used to inflict politically-motivated violence.

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