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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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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