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Meet the Young Future-Planners of West Africa

They’re informed, determined, and looking ahead for the good of their countries.

Where Do Big Ideas for Greater Good Come From? Humanitarians Tell All

Brian Southwell asks some big questions. And these SwitchPoint speakers answer.

An Avon-Like Approach to Lifesaving Health Care

After learning that beauty giant Avon had started in rural America, Chuck Slaughter set out to take health care door-to-door in Uganda.

Respectful Maternity Care is Everyone’s Responsibility

How can we protect women from abuse during in maternity care? Health sectors can start by doing these seven things.

To Do: Get Hands Dirty, Make Something Useful, Solve World’s Problems

With a little incentive and a lot of patience, you can create something useful—possibly even lifesaving—out of nothing.

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.

“I’m a Health Worker”: Dr. Arturo Carrillo

Meet Dr. Arturo Carrillo. He's fighting to end discrimination and stigma in El Salvador's health services.

Mandy Moore and Jennifer James See Tanzania's Health Workers in Action

Two global health advocates experience firsthand the inner workings of a rural, mobile HIV facility.

Emergency Care Comes into Focus in Ghana

In the emergency ward where she works, Dr. Eno Biney tells us how she saved a woman’s life the day before and how things might have turned out differently just a few years ago.

Dr. Christian Osae Obirikorang: "I'm a Health Worker"

What's most exciting about being a lecturer of molecular medicine at the School of Medical Sciences in Ghana? Dr. Obirikorang tells us.

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