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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?

Life at Work for a Community Health Assistant in Zambia

In rural Zambia, community health assistants often go above and beyond their training. But is this safe?

Frontline Health Workers: A Missing Link in Global Health's Data Revolution

All too often, frontline health workers don't have the support or infrastructure they need to interact with data in a meaningful way.

Inspired by Real Heroes

One researcher found the antidote to the endless news cycle of human atrocities while interviewing community health volunteers in rural Zambia.

Research Team Asks a Big Question about Community Health in Zambia

Qualitative research lets health workers and clients speak for themselves—and leads to higher-quality health care.

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