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mSakhi: Digitizing Health Care at the Grass Roots

This app is revolutionizing health care for moms and babies in Jhansi, India.

Community Health Workers: Forgotten No More

A new global campaign is pushing for salaries, benefits, and formal employment for these crucial health workers.

The Power of Storytelling: Unlocking Energy for Change

What happens when frontline health workers team up with a professional storytelling coach? The results are unforgettable.

Advocacy to Honor Health Workers for the 5th Annual World Health Worker Week

As organizers of this awareness week, we’re often asked who we are and how we contribute.

How Mobile Technology Is Transforming Lives in Rural India

Women health workers in rural India are using a mobile app to educate pregnant women about maternal and neonatal danger signs.

One Family’s Quiet Quest for Namibia’s HIV-Free Generation

A community health worker’s two daughters both share their mother’s air of calm, but only one shares her HIV status.

Winifred, a Health Worker On Call

She was known simply as Omusirishi —“the one who treats”—in my village.

Can Uttar Pradesh Improve Its Health Care Indicators with mSakhi?

In a state with one of the poorest health indicators, there’s an app that might help if the government invests more in it.

The Future of Health Financing

We’re working toward universal health coverage and unprecedented options for health care worldwide. But how will we afford it?

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