On Dec. 10, 2014 a Senate Foreign Relations subcommittee held a hearing on the Ebola epidemic in West Africa. To watch the hearing the live webcast is here, and read the written testimony of IntraHealth International President and CEO Pape Gaye, which includes the Frontline Health Workers Coalition’s policy recommendations. **
FRONTLINE HEALTH WORKERS’ LIFE-SAVING POTENTIAL
Frontline health workers are those directly providing services where they are most needed, especially in remote and rural areas. They are the first and often only link to essential health services for millions in developing countries. Many are community health workers and midwives, though they can also include local pharmacists, nurses and doctors who serve in community clinics. Properly trained and supported frontline health workers hold the potential to save millions of lives. Read more →
Why the Coalition?
The Frontline Health Workers Coalition is an alliance of United States-based organizations working together to urge greater and more strategic U.S. investment in frontline health workers in developing countries as a cost-effective way to save lives and foster a healthier, safer and more prosperous world. Read more →