The Frontline Health Workers Coalition publishes briefs and fact sheets to highlight the need to invest more U.S. dollars in frontline health workers. Below are some of our key resources. Please contact us if you have a publication that you would like us to consider posting.
These five fact sheets outline how frontline health workers have been making an impact on core U.S. global health priorities, U.S. leadership on the issues, and why a comprehensive U.S. health workforce strategy will advance progress on the issues.
This factsheet highlights how the U.S. Government’s leadership and investment in global health workforce strengthening has accelerated progress on numerous health goals. Prioritizing investments designed to fill the persisting shortage of health workers in many areas is the next step in achieving these goals.
Fact Sheet, May 2013
Healthy communities begin with healthy women and children. To improve maternal and child health, the U.S. has the opportunity to catalyze a global movement to increase the number of health workers on the frontlines in developing countries, as well as tackle the health systems constraints that hamper the capacity and impact of existing frontline health workers.
Policy Brief, December 2012
Although interventions to prevent the transmission of HIV from a mother to her child have been in use for over a decade, more than 900 children are still infected with HIV every day. The elimination of pediatric HIV and AIDS will not happen without increased investments in the health workforce, especially those serving on the frontlines of the HIV epidemic.
This brief tells the stories of frontline health workers in seven countries. From rural villages in Malawi to the bustling city of Pune, India, FLHWs are providing their otherwise neglected communities with the most basic – but valuable – health services at limited cost.
The devastatingly large global health workforce shortage, combined with health workforce utilization, training, and equipment issues, greatly contributes to preventable deaths worldwide. Increased investment and integration of the health workforce will help frontline health workers throughout the world save lives.