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Winifred, a Health Worker On Call

She was known simply as Omusirishi —“the one who treats”—in my village.

Can Uttar Pradesh Improve Its Health Care Indicators with mSakhi?

In a state with one of the poorest health indicators, there’s an app that might help if the government invests more in it.

The Future of Health Financing

We’re working toward universal health coverage and unprecedented options for health care worldwide. But how will we afford it?

Life at Work for a Community Health Assistant in Zambia

In rural Zambia, community health assistants often go above and beyond their training. But is this safe?

Frontline Health Workers: A Missing Link in Global Health's Data Revolution

All too often, frontline health workers don't have the support or infrastructure they need to interact with data in a meaningful way.

Inspired by Real Heroes

One researcher found the antidote to the endless news cycle of human atrocities while interviewing community health volunteers in rural Zambia.

Research Team Asks a Big Question about Community Health in Zambia

Qualitative research lets health workers and clients speak for themselves—and leads to higher-quality health care.

An Avon-Like Approach to Lifesaving Health Care

After learning that beauty giant Avon had started in rural America, Chuck Slaughter set out to take health care door-to-door in Uganda.

“Mobilizing” the Global Community Workforce for Resilient Primary Health Systems

The role of ICT in creating resilient systems is profound, but we have yet to scratch the surface of possibilities.

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