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In Praise of Simplicity

In a world where some two billion people do not have access to basic health care, simple things can have an enormous impact.

The Evolving Global Health Landscape: GHI Can Spearhead a New Era of Partnership

IntraHealth continues to reflect on the evolving role of international organizations in the rapidly changing global health landscape.

Reporting from Ethiopia: Women Supporting Each Other in Living with HIV

Earlier this week, I wrote about realities of childbirth in rural Ethiopia, of seeing a woman in agonizing labor, a woman suffering from obstetric fistula, and the dream of another young woman, Zanab, of becoming a fistula doctor.

The Realities of Childbirth in Ethiopia: A Visit to the Adet Health Center in Amhara

Adet Health Center is only 40 kilometers from the city of Bahir Dar but the road is muddy, narrow, and full of pot holes, so the journey takes an hour and a half.

Why Advocate for PMTCT? Because it Works.

IntraHealth worked with Ethiopian community organizations to set up Mothers’ Support Groups, so that women living with HIV can support each other in living healthy lives and, if pregnant, taking steps to ensure their babies are born virus-free. This is the story of Meaza Asefa, a Mothers’ Support Group member.

Domestic Organization Capitalizes on iHRIS Manage Software

iHRIS Manage , open source software created to support organizations in developing countries to design and manage a comprehensive human resources strategy, has now found a domestic audience....

Global Health Solutions Begin with Health Workers

Health workers—community health educators, medical assistants, nurses, midwives, doctors, and others are key to improving people’s lives.

Nyakubawa Ambasaderi, mwarakoze cyane kudusura!*

What a pleasure for IntraHealth to be able to host Rwanda’s Ambassador to the US, His Excellency James Kimonyo, at our headquarters offices here in North Carolina last week!

Reflections from a Family Planning Conference in Nairobi

The Africa Exchange Meeting of the Expanding Services Delivery Project (ESD) held last week in Nairobi offered opportunities for learning about promising inroads in increasing access to reproductive health and family planning.

The IntraHealth iPhone App—Another Successful In-house Project

The next few years will be huge for non-profit mobile apps. I was just at the NTEN Nonprofit Technology Conference and several people and vendors were talking about apps they were designing or already developing, with nothing released yet.

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