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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.

At One Namibian Hospital, Shorter Lines, Healthier Clients

In remote northern Namibia, Onandjokwe Hospital is becoming a national model for bringing health care to people where they live.

Winifred, a Health Worker On Call

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

In Koulikoro, Malian Women with Fistula Find Compassion and Solidarity

I watched one health worker carefully chase mosquitoes from underneath the bed nets, so the women using them could rest.

Digital Health and the New World

I was a digital health novice before working with the informatics team at IntraHealth. Then they introduced me to mHero.

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?

Three Cheers for Nurses Everywhere

Sure, it’s Florence Nightingale’s birthday. But it’s also a time to reflect on just how much nurses do to hold our global health systems together.

Community Nursing through the Eyes of a Nurse

In Zambia, an eye-opening research project on community nursing has one nurse educator re-examining the way she teaches.

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