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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.

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.

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