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5 Ways U.S. Diplomatic Community Can Help More Countries Invest In Health, Health Workforce

IntraHealth International’s “Vital”: How the Diplomatic Community Can Help Solve the Health Workforce Crisis Pape Amadou Gaye, president and CEO of IntraHealth International, discusses improvements made to the health care workforce in the Dominican Republic and recommends five steps the U.S. diplomatic community can take to help more countries invest in…

Citizen Engagement In Uganda Helps Keep Governments Accountable To Ensure Leaders Prioritize, Fulfill Health Commitments

Huffington Post: Getting The Message Home: Advocacy For Health Accountability In Uganda Deogratias Agaba, community empowerment officer at PATH/Uganda “…[At PATH’s Advocacy for Better Health (ABH), accountability] means turning up the volume of citizen voices. We achieve this by building the capacity of civil society organizations (CSOs) to advocate to…

USAID Recognizes World Health Worker Week

USAID: World Health Worker Week In recognition of World Health Worker Week, which takes place this year from April 2-8, USAID discusses the impact and role of health workers in strengthening health systems worldwide and provides resources on USAID’s efforts to strengthen health systems and support the global health workforce…

Myanmar Training Midwives To Improve Access To Care, Reduce Maternal Mortality

Reuters: Myanmar trains midwives to tackle maternal death rate “Myanmar is training up hundreds of midwives in an effort to reduce the number of women who die in childbirth, one of many social policy reforms launched by the country as it emerges from decades of military rule. Statistics show childbirth…

Cuts To U.S. Global Health Investments Would Impact North Carolina’s Economy, Jobs Market

News & Observer: Trump’s budget would set back global health and Triangle jobs Claire Neal, executive director of the Triangle Global Health Consortium “…In addition to affecting our safety, [funding] cuts to federal programs would ripple through our global health community here in North Carolina. … Between our major universities,…

Wilson Center Event Highlights Results From Global Midwifery Survey

Woodrow Wilson Center’s Environmental Change and Security Program’s “New Security Beat”: Midwives’ Voices, Midwives’ Realities: Results From the First Global Midwifery Survey Nancy Chong, intern for the Wilson Center’s Maternal Health Initiative, discusses a Wilson Center event reporting results from a survey of midwives. Speakers at the event included Samara Ferrara,…

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