Health Workforce


Jailcare: An Interview with Carolyn Sufrin

“My worst day in jail is better than my best day on the street.” -Kima, a San Francisco woman quoted in Jailcare I recently read Read More

Think scale! Engaging Private Pharmacies to Improve Public Health 

A version of this story first appeared on IDSA’s Science Speaks platform By Emily Delmotte Lisinopril 20 mg by mouth at 8am? Check. After verifying the Read More

How to take morphine in rural Guatemala

Rosa is a 59-year-old woman dying1 of a broken heart: in her heart is a hole that surgeons cannot fix, and the irregular flow of Read More


Blog Post Highlights Role Of Governance In Building Responsive Community Health Systems,…

Frontline Health Workers Coalition: 5 Insights on How Governance Can Help Build a Responsive Health Workforce Kate Greene, senior associate, and Mary Houghton, senior communications and knowledge management specialist, both at Abt Associates, discuss five takeaways from an event hosted by Abt Associates on the role of governance in building responsive community health systems. These…More

Blog Post Highlights Role Of Frontline Health Workers In Achieving Patient-Centered Care, SDG 3

IntraHealth International’s “Vital”: Integration of Frontline Health Workforce Will Determine Success of SDGs, Universal Health Coverage in 2018 and Beyond Vince Blaser, director of the Frontline Health Workers Coalition, discusses the role of frontline health workers in delivering patient-centered care and helping countries achieve Sustainable Development Goal 3 — “ensure healthy lives and promote well-being…More

Jailcare: An Interview with Carolyn Sufrin

“My worst day in jail is better than my best day on the street.” -Kima, a San Francisco woman quoted in Jailcare I recently read Read More

Human Resource Information System implementation readiness in the Ethiopian health sector: a…

Health workforce information systems in low-income countries tend to be defective with poor relationship to information sources.

Being ‘Good Stewards’ Of Health Resources Critical To Building Stronger Global Health…

IntraHealth International’s “Vital”: To Build a Stronger Global Health Workforce, We Must Be Good Stewards Allison Annette Foster, senior adviser for human resources for health at IntraHealth International, discusses global efforts to invest in primary health care and community health workers, writing, “We pledge to be good stewards of the resources we have so that…More

Scaling up newborn care in Afghanistan: opportunities and challenges for the health sector

AbstractNewborn health in Afghanistan is receiving increased attention, but reduction in newborn deaths there has not kept pace with declines in maternal and child mortality.

Managing intra-EU mobility—do WHO principles of ethical recruitment have relevance?

The WHO Global Code of Practice on the International Recruitment of Health Personnel provides for guidance in health workforce management and cooperation in the international context.

Interview Discusses Importance, Role Of Advocacy In Strengthening Global Health Workforce

Seed Global Health: Advocating for Health Workers: Interview with Vince Blaser Daisy Winner, program communications coordinator for Seed Global Health, highlights an interview conversation between Zack Langway, director of communications at Seed Global Health, and Vince Blaser, director of the Frontline Health Workers Coalition (FHWC), about the role advocacy plays in strengthening the global health…More

Devex Highlights Key Health Priorities Discussed During Western Pacific WHO Regional Committee…

Devex: Health priorities for the Pacific: Insights from WHO’s Regional Committee for the Western Pacific “Food marketing and safety, immunization, mother-to-child disease transmission, and strengthened health workforce and services are among the health priorities of member states at the 68th session of the World Health Organization Regional Committee for the Western Pacific, held in Brisbane…More

Investing In Health Workforce Critical To Achieving SDGs

Frontline Health Workers Coalition: To Achieve SDGs, Grow Economies, We Must Invest in the Frontline Health Workforce Vince Blaser, director of the Frontline Health Workers Coalition, discusses a recent event sponsored by the Frontline Health Workers Coalition and other member and partner organizations on investing in the global health workforce. Blaser writes, “[S]everal funding streams…More

Investing In Health Workforce Necessary To Achieve ‘Equitable, Universal Health For All’

The Hill: Health workers go unnoticed at U.N. General Assembly Jim Campbell, director of the health workforce department at the WHO “…[I]nvesting in health workers is one of the best investments a nation can make. … If we are to take seriously what’s needed to meet the health needs of low- and middle-income nations, all…More

Strong Health Systems Require Investment In Health Workforce

IntraHealth International’s “Vital”: Invest in Health Systems by Investing in Health Workers Nancy Kelly, executive director of Health Volunteers Overseas, discusses USAID’s 2017 Acting on the Call report, which provides quantitative estimates that suggest “stronger health systems lead to more widely available, higher-quality care, particularly among underserved patient populations and in low-resource settings.” Kelly also…More

Patterns of resident health workforce turnover and retention in remote communities of the…

The geographical maldistribution of the health workforce is a persisting global issue linked to inequitable access to health services and poorer health outcomes for rural and remote populations.

Look To Policy, Local Solutions To Build Health Workforce Amid Health Worker Shortages

Devex: Opinion: Nurses are coming out of retirement to fight HIV Margarite Nathe, senior editor and writer on the communications and advocacy team at IntraHealth International “…[Pamela McQuide, IntraHealth’s country director in Namibia,] and her team have three recommendations for other countries working to creatively build fit-for-purpose health workforces in the midst of health worker…More

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