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Social Service Workforce Week Celebrates Community-Level Workers

Community health workers can have a tremendous impact on health and wellbeing, particularly for the most vulnerable among us.

New Contraceptive Gives Women More of What They Want

In Senegal, health workers and clients alike are loving Sayana Press, a new injectable contraceptive that’s easy to administer and pain-free.

Why We Need Data on Frontline Health Workers

mPowering Frontline Health Workers sits down with Dr. Kate Tulenko to talk about community health workers and how data about them can improve global health.

Nurses Are Global Citizens and Community Heroes

In Tanzania, nurses get creative to improve community-based health care.

10 Health Workers Who Inspired Us in 2014

We met some amazing health workers this year. They work hard every day to keep their communities healthy—and many put their lives on the line to do it.

New Report: Why We Need Better Data on Community Health Workers

The Frontline Health Workers Coalition calls for a systematic approach to assessing the community health workforce and its impact.

It’s Time to Measure the ROI (Return on Innovation)

How much do eHealth and mHealth initiatives truly cost? It’s time we start working together to find out.

Your Voice: Frontline Health Workers Are the Unsung Heroes of Global Health Progress

Frontline health workers are vital links between their communities and health systems. In remote and underserved areas, they can also be the difference between life and death.

Women on the Front Lines of Care: Seven Ways to Show We Care

How much do we really value women in the health workforce? And how can we make it a better place for them to work? Judith Winkler has some ideas.

Human Resources for Health: Shifting the Paradigm

Pape Gaye answers 8 questions about what we've accomplished so far—and where we're going from here.

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