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Help Wanted: Biomedical Equipment Technicians Needed to Save Lives

The technicians who maintain and fix medical equipment are often overlooked. But they're a vital part of the health system.

New Registry Reveals eHealth Happenings in Senegal’s Own Back Yard

As Senegal finalizes its national eHealth strategy, a catalog of initiatives sets the field for greater coordination.

Where Are the DRC’s Doctors and Nurses? iHRIS Data Give Us Hints

Each year, the country produces 2,000 new doctors and 7,000 new nurses. Yet there's often a shortage.

Tomorrow’s Health Sectors Need More IT Staff, Interoperable Systems

When it comes to data-wrangling software and apps, health sectors today have lots of options. But they may come with a language barrier.

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.

10 Lessons for Stronger Health Information Systems in Ebola-Affected West Africa

The international community came together in Accra, Ghana, last month to make a plan.

Creativity: The Key to Developing Tanzania’s Electronic Immunization System

A new registry in Tanzania will track immunizations and vaccine inventories and exchange data with other health information systems.

3D-Printed Hands, 3-Cent Maxi Pads, and More at SwitchPoint 2015

Development without dialogue just doesn’t work. Day 2 of SwitchPoint was all about partnerships for lasting progress.

Digital Jedis, Social Entrepreneurs, and the Real Heroes of Global Health

Hundreds gathered today in North Carolina for SwitchPoint, all looking for forces to join, partnerships to forge, and good to do.

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