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In Tanzania, Health Workers Stand Up for Victims of Violence

After a traumatic injury during childbirth went untreated, Akinyi suffered months of spousal abuse. Then she met a nurse named Neema.

Conversation with a Nigerian Nurse

Meet Oluchukwu Ifele. She’s part of the growing, tight-knit community of health workers and technologists who have found that the right software can change everything.

Serious Games Can Lead Young Players to the Global Health Workforce

Have you ever wished you could test drive a career ahead of time and start over if things go wrong? In Vital Pursuit, you can.

Meet Lenah, the Only Health Worker in Kyaango Village

Over 6,000 Kenyans count on her for care. She’s a nurse, pharmacist, records officer, and more—all day, every day.

Investing in Health Workers Today Means More Lives Tomorrow

What happens to a struggling newborn if her caregivers aren't well trained? The first minute of life is crucial. By Dr. Vanessa Kerry.

Motivated to Do More

"I'm a Health Worker": One minute with Monica Watuvamu, a nurse and midwife at Kamuli Mission Hospital in Uganda.

A Human Being as a Human Being

In Lira, Uganda, Mary Philomena Okello is the only palliative care nurse for miles. Carol Bales tells the story behind the photos.

These Six Ethiopian Nursing Students Will Become Lifesavers

IntraHealth is working with the Alkan College to help young women from remote parts of Ethiopia to become community nurses.

Greater Access to Midwives like Jenny: For Women around the World and Here in North Carolina

A few hours after I delivered my daughter three years ago, one of my midwives, Jenny Cox, stopped by to see how we were doing.

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