Almost there

Let’s celebrate nurses and health workers by sharing this infographic

Editor’s note: Part of a special series on the global health workforce, in partnership with the Frontline Health Workers Coalition. Checkout #HealthWorkersCount on Twitter for more from coalition partners. Issue No. 18 of Impact, focusing on the global health workforce, launches next week.    Nestled on the shores of Lake Victoria, Kenya, the Ngegu dispensary is waging a winning war

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High stakes, hard conversations

Global health will always depend mostly on people talking to people

Editor’s note: Part of a special series on the global health workforce, in partnership with the Frontline Health Workers Coalition. Checkout #HealthWorkersCount on Twitter for more from coalition partners. Issue No. 18 of Impact, focusing on the global health workforce, launches next week.   By Oscar Abello For so many in the global health workforce, the most important contributions they

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Mother by mother

Traveling health workers provide a lifeline for HIV-positive mothers

Editor’s note: Part of a special series on the global health workforce, in partnership with the Frontline Health Workers Coalition. Checkout #HealthWorkersCount on Twitter for more from coalition partners. Issue No. 18 of Impact, focusing on the global health workforce, launches next week.  The sun is barely over the horizon in Sargur, India, which means that Nagaratha* and Marjula

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Right place, right time, right training

Just another day of frontline health workers saving two lives at once

Editor’s note: Part of a special series on the global health workforce, in partnership with the Frontline Health Workers Coalition. Checkout #HealthWorkersCount on Twitter for more from coalition partners. Issue No. 18 of Impact, focusing on the global health workforce, launches next week. By Kristina Grear It was a hot Sunday afternoon in Aras Kabu, Indonesia, and midwives Pitnawati

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Getting to zero

Nurses integrating services to put HIV on the retreat in Kenya

Editor’s note: Part of a special series on the global health workforce, in partnership with the Frontline Health Workers Coalition. Checkout #HealthWorkersCount on Twitter for more from coalition partners. Issue No. 18 of Impact, focusing on the global health workforce, launches next week. Caroline Atieno grew up watching the AIDS epidemic burn through the coastal towns

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Listen, learn, tinker, repeat

How to design better solutions for 'The Poor'

By Iulian Circo, Country Representative, PSI Mozambique A lot of my work at PSI Mozambique as well as with Movercado has to do with providing market-based solutions for under-served people (the “Bottom of Pyramid”) and making sure these solutions actually get there and get used. Harder than it sounds. But I love it. You approach “the poor”

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The secrets of Starbucks

PSI and MSI Launch Social Franchising eLearning Course

By Christine Bixiones, Technical Advisor, Sexual Reproductive Health & TB Department Twenty years ago in Nepal, the first modern example of social franchising for health – the application of commercial franchising strategies to achieve public health goals – began expanding access to quality health services. This year, PSI and Marie Stopes International, two organizations that have

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An HIV self-test kit

Self-test kits: A new hope

Market analysis for HIV self-test kits, new products with huge potential

By Oscar Abello If you had to use one word to describe going in to get tested for HIV, what would it be? Gloomy? Grim? Brave? Slow? Responsible? Awkward? Removing some of those less desirable aspects of determining one’s HIV status is one of the biggest remaining challenges to stopping the spread of the virus

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Giving thanks

At kickoff for global gathering, gratitude for country representatives

By Oscar Abello While it may be at times a lonely, thankless job, being the leader of a PSI network member has to start with community and love – and when it does, it can be a source of hope, inspiration, and impact for that member’s country and beyond. That, along with no small measure

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Exploring the edge

The global PSI network pauses to consider what it means to be edgy

By Oscar Abello Consider the slinky. When you pick it up by its top edge and lift it off whatever surface it was on, what happens? It yo-yos up and down. Now, what makes it yo-yo up and down? If you thought it was your hand, think again. Better yet—try again, but this time with

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Condoms in the office

Geeking out on global development

Five surprises from a day with PSI

Editor’s note: Earlier this year, PSI held a contest for an all-expense paid trip to Washington to spend a day with staff and field experts, learning about the organization’s work and its approaches to solving some of the world’s most health pressing problems. by Jennifer Iacovelli Barbour I recently had the honor of visiting a

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Last on the needle

Why we need to reach women who inject drugs with critical health services

By Laetitia Lemoine Women who inject drugs are “last on the needle”. This was the message conveyed during the Symposia Session “Women Drug Users: Our Voices, Our Lives, Our Health” at the 2014 International AIDS Conference. Part of an already marginalized group, women who use drugs in developing regions face extreme levels of gender-based violence,

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