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Pursuing My Passion: A Field Experience in Ethiopia

For almost a decade, I have been enamored of the advanced fistula care being delivered in Ethiopia. My interest in fistula care first arose after I read a 2003 article in the New York Times by Nicholas Kristof regarding the famed Hamlin hospitals.

Picturing Our Work: Who’s There?

IntraHealth's Dykki Settle was excited to show me his photos from his latest trip to Uganda to support the launch of the country’s HRHIS.

Bringing Health Workforce Information to the Public in Uganda

To bring the benefits of access to health worker information to the Ugandan public, the Ministry of Health, working closely with IntraHealth, organized a launch event earlier this month for the national human resources for health information system (HRHIS) in Uganda.

A "Best Buy" for Saving Lives

This blog entry was originally published at ONE Blog.

Berthé Aissata Touré is a health worker in Mali, where women have an average of six children. In this country’s vast rural areas,...

Opening the Door to Understanding Staffing Needs in Uganda through the Use of WISN

We want to briefly share with you the experiences of our team in Uganda in using a great management tool and methodology called the Workload Indicator of Staffing Needs, or WISN for short.

Managing a Health Workforce Crisis: Lessons from the Global Context

Are countries with a critical shortage of health workers all alike, in terms of their health outcomes?

Getting to Zero, but Starting from What in South Sudan?

Earlier in the month, we celebrated World AIDS Day with messages such as “getting to zero,” and ‘the end of AIDS.’ In a fledgling country like South Sudan, figuring out how to get to zero means knowing what you are starting with.

A New Social Work Cadre to Offer Services to Tanzania’s Most Vulnerable Children

I wanted to share some thoughts on an inspiring initiative undertaken by the Tanzanian government to create a new social worker cadre to care for and support the country’s most neglected and vulnerable children.

Talk Early and Talk Often

Many people consider “family planning” an adult topic. While it is a topic that affects adults, it should not be an adults-only topic.

Two Heads Are Better Than One

In honor of Open Access Week, I wanted to write a quick blog to support the growing global movement promoting the free and immediate sharing of learning, data, and scholarly research.

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