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Mobile Phones Stopping Fraud and Abuse in Health Care in Uganda

The Uganda Capacity Program has launched an SMS service to enable patients to verify that a clinic/medical professional is registered and licensed.

Partnership for Change: the Seventh Annual Clinton Global Initiative

Last month, I attended the 7th annual Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) meeting. IntraHealth International was offered a complimentary membership for this year based on the increased interest and attention to the area of human resources for health among the global development community and our work to support the health worker in that space.

Creating Partnerships in Support of Health Workers in Uganda

I could begin every blog talking about the many countries, like Uganda, that find it challenging to build and maintain the kind of health workforce needed to deliver high-quality health services, particularly when faced with inadequate funding for human resources for health.

Women and Men Learning the Basics of Emergency Obstetric Care

Three groups of 24 Ethiopian midwives learned basic emergency obstetric care skills, such as inserting catheters and postabortion care.

iHRIS: A Year of Development

As IntraHealth's global project wraps up its second fiscal year, we're sharing a summary of its accomplishments.

Beyond Medication: Effectively Treating HIV in Ethiopia

When I first arrived in Ethiopia, I was struck by the sheer enormity of the challenges facing the Ethiopian people and government. Poverty, disease, poor infrastructure, an inadequate education system, and a rapidly changing economy have exacerbated the public health situation in the country.

From Innovation to Impact: Our Growing Collaboration with Duke University

I would like to join the chorus of accolades for all the finalists of the Saving Lives at Birth: A Grand Challenge for Development, but especially Duke University. In response to this challenge, Duke researchers designed a heat-sealed pouch, which stores lifesaving HIV medication in doses appropriate for infants. The pouch is designed to be administered to a newborn during the first week of life, including following a homebirth and by a nonclinician, with the aim of preventing mother-to-child HIV transmission.

Health Workers’ Role in Health Service Integration

It’s vital to strengthen the existing health system as a whole. In integrating health services, these initiatives focus on the role of health workers.

iHRIS and eLearning: A New Direction for Capacity-Building

Kabelo Bitsang of the Botswana Ministry of Health, learned to maintain and customize the iHRIS software by studying online, working with developers around the world, and training in Ghana.

The Commitment of Health Workers

The first time I met them, they seemed like any other group of health workers—pleasant faces looking up to greet me even though I had interrupted their meeting.

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