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US Funding for Global Health Security Doesn’t Cover These Essential Systems for Health Workers—Yet

Strong data systems allow countries to surge health workers during emergencies. New funding should cover this.Read more

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The Mixed Messages of AIDS 2010

If the world economic outlook were brighter, AIDS 2010 might be viewed as a turning point in the global HIV response. The conference, which wrapped up last Friday, was the stage for the...

The Evolving Global Health Landscape: GHI Can Spearhead a New Era of Partnership

IntraHealth continues to reflect on the evolving role of international organizations in the rapidly changing global health landscape.

Bottlenecks: Addressing the AIDS Epidemic Through Increasing Human Resources for Health

In a world where over 33 million people are living with AIDS it is imperative to address the human resources for health (HRH) crisis.

Rights Here, Right Now: HIV/AIDS Progress is Just as Real as the Funding Cuts

Global progress on HIV/AIDS is real: 5.2 million people are receiving antiretroviral therapy in middle-income and resource-poor countries, which is remarkable if you look at where we were five or ten years ago.

Keep it Together at AIDS 2010: Moving Beyond the Pitfalls of False Dichotomies

Let’s face it: we’re in one of the worst economic crises we’ve seen in decades, and HIV funding has flat-lined.

World Health Organization Releases New Policy on Retaining Health Workers

Earlier this month, the World Health Organization released “Increasing access to health workers in remote and rural areas through improved retention.”

Looking Back, Looking Forward: The Resilience of Health Workers in the Face of HIV/AIDS

HIV/AIDS is the health crisis that truly galvanized international attention. But it wasn’t always this way.

Reporting from Ethiopia: Women Supporting Each Other in Living with HIV

Earlier this week, I wrote about realities of childbirth in rural Ethiopia, of seeing a woman in agonizing labor, a woman suffering from obstetric fistula, and the dream of another young woman, Zanab, of becoming a fistula doctor.

The Realities of Childbirth in Ethiopia: A Visit to the Adet Health Center in Amhara

Adet Health Center is only 40 kilometers from the city of Bahir Dar but the road is muddy, narrow, and full of pot holes, so the journey takes an hour and a half.

Why Advocate for PMTCT? Because it Works.

IntraHealth worked with Ethiopian community organizations to set up Mothers’ Support Groups, so that women living with HIV can support each other in living healthy lives and, if pregnant, taking steps to ensure their babies are born virus-free. This is the story of Meaza Asefa, a Mothers’ Support Group member.

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