I grew up in a small village in Kenya. I remember witnessing mothers delivering babies on the roadside while attempting to trek to a health facility miles away.
Responding to the Urgent Need for More Health Workers: Rebecca Bailey on Health Workforce Education and Training
At 23, CapacityPlus’s Rebecca Bailey mailed two applications: to law school and to the Peace Corps.
We are honored to be part of the UNC-IntraHealth Summer Fellows Program, chaired by Dr. Barbara Stilwell.
An email in my inbox one month ago invited me to attend the first planning meeting for a visit by Pape Gaye, our president and CEO, to Tanzania, but it was also an invitation to elevate health and health workers as newsworthy topics to my former teammates: journalists.
The shortage of health workers around the world is estimated at over 4 million, and 57 countries are experiencing a critical shortage, defined as having fewer than 2.3 doctors, nurses or midwives per 1,000 population.
Habari! (“Hello” in Kiswahili.) Well, after many intensive weeks of planning and transitioning from my daily work responsibilities to my fellowship objectives, I’ve made the journey from Dublin, Ireland to Nairobi, Kenya.
Part 1: Opening the Umbrella of Primary Care to Include HIV Services in Namibia—Background & Context
Namibia finds itself where many countries in the region may find themselves over the next several years—on the brink of graduating from United States Government (USG) funding. This milestone comes in part due to Namibia’s middle-income country status as well as economic realities that are constraining donor funding at the global level.
Part 2: Opening the Umbrella of Primary Care to Include HIV Services in Namibia—Organizational Capacity Assessments
Capacity assessments by nature reveal weaknesses and gaps that have the potential to make participants feel vulnerable. Recognizing this, we held introductory meetings with the program and facility management teams of our partners—Catholic Health Services, Lutheran Medical Services, and Anglican Medical Services—to explain the process and get their buy-in.
This blog entry was originally posted on the CapacityPlus website.
Global health workforce issues have only recently received focused attention in the field of international...
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