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Empowering Health Workers to Improve Service Delivery in Uganda

Agnes Masagwayi loves her job, but it hasn't always been easy. Fortunately, things are looking up for Uganda's health workers.

In Ethiopia, the Beat Goes on, in Music and Health

How do you get young people to talk about family planning? Just unpack the music studio and hand them the mic.

In the Mountains of Lesotho, Motorcycles Mean Health Care

What happens when health workers can't reach the people who need them? Hint: There's a two-wheeled solution.

Let's Pass the Mic to Young People

As youth around the world get more involved in the field of family planning (or future planning), their voices are ringing out all the clearer.

Future Planning for Healthy, Productive Lives

Thanks to an unusual collaboration, some young beat makers inspired us to call it what it is: not family planning, but future planning.

Motivated to Do More

"I'm a Health Worker": One minute with Monica Watuvamu, a nurse and midwife at Kamuli Mission Hospital in Uganda.

A Human Being as a Human Being

In Lira, Uganda, Mary Philomena Okello is the only palliative care nurse for miles. Carol Bales tells the story behind the photos.

Picturing Our Work: Harnessing mLearning for Training Health Workers

In this age of rapidly emerging technologies, how can we improve the way we provide training to health workers?

A Growing Movement to Solve the Frontline Health Workforce Crises

The REAL awards are part of a movement to solve one of the largest hurdles in global health.

A Guatemalan Nurse Works for Better Staff Performance—and Better Services for Patients

“I like providing support and care to patients,” says Rosa Lara de Forela, the subdirector of nursing at the Pedro de Bethancourt National Hospital in beautiful Antigua, Guatemala.

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