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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.

From Zero Doctors to Three: A Transformation at Bukwo General Hospital

Imagine you and 74,000 other people all had access to just one doctor. That used to be Uganda's Bukwo District.

A Real-Life Cinderella: Remembering My Mother

My mother was lucky to have fairy godmothers—a team of physicians who helped her manage a terrible disease.

A Filmmaker and a Physician Walk into a Vasectomy

But the global advocacy movement they created was no joke.

Necessity Breeds Lifesaving Invention—and a Hub to Launch More Innovation

It seemed like a normal workday, but an unexpected crisis gave Dr. Dayo Olakulehin an idea that could save lives around the world.

In Africa's Meningitis Belt, Health Care Is Crucial

History now records 1996 as one of West Africa’s worst meningitis outbreaks. Dr. Babacar Gueye remembers it well.

Bridging the Gap: Surgical Care in Low-Resource Settings

Two billion people worldwide have no access to basic surgical care. Making it available is a key step toward universal health coverage.

10 Health Workers Who Inspired Us in 2014

We met some amazing health workers this year. They work hard every day to keep their communities healthy—and many put their lives on the line to do it.

Attacks on Health Workers Violate Everyone's Human Rights

On International Human Rights Day, support UN leadership to protect access to health care.

New Resource Centers Put Critical Information in the Hands of West Bank Health Workers

A new wealth of information could alleviate some costly strains on the West Bank's overloaded health system.

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