Game-changing checklists?

Exploring how a low-tech solution can help save millions of lives at birth

By Oscar Abello Every health worker, nurse, doctor, midwife, medical technician, hospital maintenance worker and their family and friends know how stressful and chaotic life can be for someone in the global health workforce. One of the most stressful and chaotic moments is childbirth: Imagine this. You’re a staff nurse at a rural hospital in

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Save lives, save money

Meeting the unmet need for contraception has epic benefits for families and countries

September 26 is World Contraception Day. PSI joins Bayer, USAID and other partners in a coalition centered on the vision of a world where every pregnancy is wanted. Coalition partners developed “Global Perspectives on Unplanned Pregnancies: A Framework for Action from the World Contraception Day (WCD) Coalition“, featuring Ingrid’s story below: Ingrid Idalia Montes Alvarado had

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Lab technician tests for dengue

Rapid Tests Fight Fever in Tanzania

By Ilan Moss, Communications Officer at UNITAID photos: ©Christopher Wiltberger/UNITAID  Malaria is on the decline in Tanzania, but for Dr. Jk Dulloe in the southwestern Mbeya region, the mosquito-borne disease still presents a major challenge. “Many people in the region go to the shops to buy antimalarials when they get a fever,” Dr. Dulloe explains

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How can health workers help prevent the next global health crisis?

PSI Ambassador Mandy Moore asks seven questions

In October, Mandy Moore joins PSI and IntraHealth International in Tanzania to experience a week in the life of a health worker. In advance of her trip, we began a conversation about health workforce challenges and solutions. Together we’re asking some big questions about the future of health workers. And we ask you – our

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How can we recruit and retain highly performing health workers?

PSI Ambassador Mandy Moore asks Seven Questions

In October, Mandy Moore joins PSI and IntraHealth International in Tanzania to experience a week in the life of a health worker. In advance of her trip, we began a conversation about health workforce challenges and solutions. Together we’re asking some big questions about the future of health workers. And we ask you – our

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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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