World Health Worker Week is an opportunity to mobilize communities, partners, and policy makers in support of your community’s health workers. It is a time to celebrate the amazing work that they do and raise awareness of the challenges that they face every day. Perhaps most importantly, it is an opportunity to fill the gaps in the health workforce by calling on those in power to ensure that health workers have the training, supplies, and support they need to do their jobs effectively.
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EBOLA AND FRONTLINE HEALTH WORKERS: Click here to read our collection of top-line Ebola-related content, read our policy recommendations, and view our costing study estimating the cost of scaling up the health workforce in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea.
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 →