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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.

SwitchPoint: A Patient's Perspective

A conference like SwitchPoint could lead to a newfound global respect for my minority.

Failing Fast: Does It Apply to Health Care?

When you're developing new ideas or tech, failure isn't such a bad thing. But for health workers, it means something else.

Want to Talk about Family Planning? Reach Out to Your Local Mayor

Advocacy efforts to improve access to and use of family planning must include local government officials.

To the Wise Women and Men of Midwifery: Thank You

Midwifery is more than clinical services. It’s a science and an art with a deep history.

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.

Guts, Collaboration, and Diversity Generate a Powerful Creative Force at SwitchPoint 2017

April 27 and 28 is the sixth annual SwitchPoint conference, a global gathering of humanitarians. Here's what to expect.

The Right Training Can Change Minds, Hearts, and HIV Services

Health workers who understand those at greatest risk of contracting HIV are more likely to reach them.

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