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Picturing Our Work: Harnessing mLearning for Training Health Workers

In this age of rapidly emerging technologies, how can we improve the way we provide training to health workers?

A Guatemalan Nurse Works for Better Staff Performance—and Better Services for Patients

“I like providing support and care to patients,” says Rosa Lara de Forela, the subdirector of nursing at the Pedro de Bethancourt National Hospital in beautiful Antigua, Guatemala.

An Employee Gone Bad: Why Strong Management Is Important

When a health facility does not run smoothly it can quickly become a place where bad things happen.

Insourced: How Importing Jobs Impacts the Healthcare Crisis Here and Abroad

I saw people out of work in the US and health workers being imported from countries that could ill afford to lose them.

Task Sharing, Not Task Shifting: Team Approach Is Best Bet for HIV Care

By developing a more rational division of labor among HIV/AIDS health workers in developing countries, we can go a long way in “Overcoming the Last Barrier to Universal Access,” and nurses have a significant role to play in that effort.

Aging Well: Who Will Be There to Walk beside You?

This year’s World Health Day, celebrated on April 7, will focus on aging and health. The older I get, the better I understand that old truism: ‘old age is not for wimps.’

How HIV Changed Her Career: An Interview with Nilda Peragallo

When IntraHealth’s newest board member visited our Chapel Hill office this month, we sat down to talk about her career and research.

How Can We Do Better by American Patients and Health Workers?

For the US to really meet patients’ needs and continue to offer high-quality care, many things have to change. One of these is education.

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