Vital

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VITAL

Conversation with a Nigerian Nurse

Meet Oluchukwu Ifele. She’s part of the growing, tight-knit community of health workers and technologists who have found that the right software can change everything.

Circumcision Services Help Break the Sex Ed Silence

Young people in Tanzania have a lot more opportunities and resources for learning about sex today than they did when Paul Mwakipesile was growing up, he says.

Human Resources for Health: Shifting the Paradigm

Pape Gaye answers 8 questions about what we've accomplished so far—and where we're going from here.

In Ethiopia, the Beat Goes on, in Music and Health

How do you get young people to talk about family planning? Just unpack the music studio and hand them the mic.

At the Source of Health Care, Health Workers

We picked Malik Jaffer’s brain about health worker heroes and what it’ll take to make more of them.

If Not Now, When? Making a Long-Term Investment in the Global Health Workforce

Health workforce investments do not show results overnight, but now is the time to commit to the long haul.

Information Is Never More Powerful than When It’s Shared

Data and open-source software are helping to clear the path to universal health coverage.

Health Is Wealth

Meet three men in Africa who share two key beliefs: access to health care for all people is vital, and healthy people build strong economies.

Serious Optimism: A Conversation with Constance Newman about Connecting Girls to School, and Women to the Paid Health Workforce

Barriers for girls are preventing countries from producing, hiring, and retaining the health workers they need.

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