Six Reasons Ministries of Finance Should Invest in Health Workers

July 31, 2015

This post originally appeared on VITAL, the blog of IntraHealth International  By: Misrak Makonnen and Kate Tulenko Last week’s high-level talks about human resources for health in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, resulted in the Addis Ababa Call to Action on financing the health … Continue reading

Combatting the ‘Snake’s Head’ – CHWs Role in the Ebola Response in Guinea

July 29, 2015

By:Bob Kelty, Executive Director, Amref Health Africa in the USA Previously published in The Huffington Post Ma Soumah, mother of six in Forécariah, a district in Guinea at the epicenter of the Ebola outbreak where it all started over a year … Continue reading

How To Ensure Global Health Security? Frontline Health Workers, Of Course

July 23, 2015

By Vince Blaser, Director, Frontline Health Workers Coalition During any three-day, high-level meeting of the global health leaders, some common refrains are inevitable. But at the meeting I attended in Cape Town, South Africa, last week – the World Health … Continue reading

Stronger Health Systems Could End Abuse during Childbirth

July 17, 2015

By Rebeccah Bartlett, UNC-IntraHealth Summer Fellow, IntraHealth International When I volunteered in a maternity ward in the Philippines in September 2013, I had about 18 months’ experience under my belt as a midwife and a couple more years as nurse. … Continue reading

Advocating for Change: Empowering the Maternal Health Workforce We Need to Save Lives

July 10, 2015

By Lilia Carasciuc, White Ribbon Alliance In Western Tanzania, Elvina Makongolo is the only midwife on staff at the Mtowisa Health Centre’s maternity ward. She works around the clock to give pregnant women the care they need. She knows all … Continue reading