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Opening the Door to Understanding Staffing Needs in Uganda through the Use of WISN

We want to briefly share with you the experiences of our team in Uganda in using a great management tool and methodology called the Workload Indicator of Staffing Needs, or WISN for short.

Managing a Health Workforce Crisis: Lessons from the Global Context

Are countries with a critical shortage of health workers all alike, in terms of their health outcomes?

Accommodating—and Creatively Embracing—Technology

Last week, the New York Times published “As Doctors Use More Devices, Potential for Distraction Grows,” which offers a critical look at the place of mobile technology and computers in the hospital.

Accelerating Family Planning Momentum: What I Am Hearing from Leadership

Earlier this month, during the Dakar International Family Planning Conference, the President of Senegal, Mr. Abdoulaye Wade, took a bold and unprecedented stance in his address in the opening ceremony of the conference saying, “Senegalese families should limit the number of children to better battle poverty.”

Getting to Zero, but Starting from What in South Sudan?

Earlier in the month, we celebrated World AIDS Day with messages such as “getting to zero,” and ‘the end of AIDS.’ In a fledgling country like South Sudan, figuring out how to get to zero means knowing what you are starting with.

16 Years and 16 Days of Activism against Violence

Yesterday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released findings from the 2010 National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey. The numbers are sobering

Political Support and Popular Opinion on the Largest-Ever Family Planning Conference: Part II

Changing opinions and behaviors around family planning in Senegal may happen slowly.

Political Support and Popular Opinion on the Largest-Ever Family Planning Conference: Part I

Wrapping up earlier this month, the International Conference on Family Planning brought together more than 2,000 participants for three days of science and advocacy on family planning.

A New Social Work Cadre to Offer Services to Tanzania’s Most Vulnerable Children

I wanted to share some thoughts on an inspiring initiative undertaken by the Tanzanian government to create a new social worker cadre to care for and support the country’s most neglected and vulnerable children.

Celebrating World AIDS Day: Getting to Zero

This is a day to raise awareness about HIV/AIDS and reflect on where we have made achievements in battling the epidemic and where we need to do better.

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