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Ghost Workers Aren’t Spooky—They’re Expensive

The Democratic Republic of the Congo found $2 million in savings when they used data to uncover absent health workers.

The Humanity behind Frontline Health Care

The job is difficult, frustrating, risky—and immensely rewarding.

An Advocate for Health Workers

Can advocacy help fix the looming global shortage of health workers?

Invest in Health Systems by Investing in Health Workers

A new report provides the first quantitative estimates of the value of stronger health systems—and the lives they can save.

It's Time to End Sexual Harassment

Health workers deal with stressful situations every day. Sexual harassment should no longer be one of them.

Nurses Come Out of Retirement to Fight HIV in Namibia

They’re still strong—and ready to help end the country's epidemic.

Why You Should Celebrate Your Health Worker Today

Health workers are central to discussions on mental health—both as providers of treatment and care and as potential sufferers of depression brought about by work-related stress.

Malaria Doesn’t Stop This Nurse in Uganda

Victoria sees a lot of malaria cases. Today, she's both nurse and patient.

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