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Rural Uganda Gets a Health Worker Boost

Buhweju district increased staffing levels from 46% in 2015 to 60.4% in 2017.

Nurses Come Out of Retirement to Fight HIV in Namibia

They’re still strong—and ready to help end the country's epidemic.

Keeping Babies HIV-Free

This team of health workers in northern Namibia is determined to test 100% of babies born to HIV-positive mothers. And they're almost there.

Nurses and Stories Are a Powerful Combination

In Uganda, one nurse is changing the face of nursing leadership. Meet Samalie.

Nurses on the Front Line—Again

If a new flu pandemic strikes, nurses are likely to be our first—and best—line of defense.

More Babies Tested, Treated, and Born HIV-Free in Namibia

To end the country's HIV epidemic, new infections among children must be eliminated. This district is making it happen.

Malaria Doesn’t Stop This Nurse in Uganda

Victoria sees a lot of malaria cases. Today, she's both nurse and patient.

WhatsApp Is a Lifeline for Nurses and Midwives in Remote Communities

A popular social media tool is changing the way health workers practice—and saving lives.

Health Workers in Rural Tanzania Find a Connection in the Health Network Programme

Our team traveled to the Lake Zone's remotest facilities to find out how users can get more from HNP.

For One Health Worker, Childbirth Proved More Dangerous than Ebola

Salome was one of 830 women around the world who died that day from problems related to childbirth.

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