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News & commentary about the global health workforce

Four Women behind Tanzania’s Fight to End AIDS

They're working to prevent HIV in two of the country’s hardest-to-reach areas.Read more

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Uganda Training Managers to Become Leaders Who Transform the Health System

We often talk about how countries grapple with the challenge of building and maintaining a health workforce that can deliver high-quality health services. In part, it’s a problem of too few health workers or a poor mix of the right skill sets or geographic distribution.

Actual Needs and Donor Priorities in HIV/AIDS—The Frustrating Gap

Reading Samuel Loewenberg’s article, “Ethiopia Struggles to Make Its Voice Heard,” I thought, finally, someone is speaking out about something too many of us remain silent on—the vast gap in some countries between actual needs and donors’ perceived priorities, particularly when it comes to HIV/AIDS funding.

With Technical Support You Learn to Fish

Working on the CapacityPlus project, I’m always excited to see capacity-building in action and hear how local leaders are strengthening the health workforce. Recently I learned about a terrific story from West Africa and wanted to help share it.

Educate Yourself: Stop Violence against Women

Last night, IntraHealth hosted 30 activists at its Chapel Hill headquarters to discuss nine strategies for activism against gender violence.

The Bell Bajao—Ring the Bell Campaign in India

The Bell Bajao! campaign has succeeded in bringing discussions and examinations of domestic violence into the public arena.

Teaching Health Workers to Treat Survivors of GBV in Rwanda

A couple of months ago I was in Rwanda and was heartened by the tremendous work of my Rwandan colleagues to create programs that support and teach health workers how to offer nonjudgmental, competent care to survivors of gender-based violence.

mHealth: the Possibilities of the Personal

mHealth programs have to focus on what the consumer or health worker wants as well as what the public health system needs.

In Boubous and Contraceptives: Choice is the Name of the Game

I woke up at 5am for the kick-off event of the third annual National Campaign to Reposition Family Planning in Senegal.

Collaboration with Ugandan Students Expands Reach of Software Systems in the Health Sector

Working in the field of global health we often hear the global health workforce shortage: we don’t have enough doctors, nurses, midwives, dentists, community health workers in developing countries. This is true, but what we hear less about is how we manage and support the people we do have.

News from Indonesia: A Bold Vision for Driving the Reproductive Health Global Agenda

Recently, I was in Indonesia for the International Conference on Promoting Family Planning and Maternal Health for Poverty Alleviation.I know that most of us working in reproductive health, especially family planning, fervently agree that ensuring universal access to care and services needs additional resources and attention.

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