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Recognizing Frontline Health Worker Heroes

Recognizing Frontline Health Worker Heroes

Now more than ever we understand the vital role of health workers in keeping communities healthy and safe. World Health Worker Week – organized from April 4-8 by the Frontline Health Workers Coalition and the World Health Organization – is a time…

Jordan Maternal Mortality Report Outlines Impact of COVID-19 on Pregnant Women

Jordan Maternal Mortality Report Outlines Impact of COVID-19 on Pregnant Women

Maternal mortality is as an important indicator of a nation’s health. Jordan has reliable, up-to-date data on maternal mortality thanks to the Jordan Maternal Mortality Surveillance and Response system launched in 2018 with USAID support. The USAID Health Services Quality Accelerator Activity…

Consistent Oxytocin Storage and Handling Contributes to Successful Birth Outcomes in East Central Uganda

Consistent Oxytocin Storage and Handling Contributes to Successful Birth Outcomes in East Central Uganda

Sarah Naigada, 32, could have been a tragic statistic. She had been in labor for 25 hours with her fourth child, was having difficulty pushing, and was at risk of additional tearing and bleeding after birth. Thankfully, the staff at Bumanya Health…

All Teach, All Learn: Virtual Clinical Mentorship to Improve HIV Care in Uganda

All Teach, All Learn: Virtual Clinical Mentorship to Improve HIV Care in Uganda

The COVID-19 pandemic and consequent strain on public health resources has disrupted traditional classroom-based learning and instruction typically offered to health workers. While virtual learning has proven to be an effective adaptation to COVID-19-related learning disruptions, it has yet to be formally…

Partnership in the Philippines Helps Small Municipality Integrate Community-Based Drug Rehabilitation into Health Services

Partnership in the Philippines Helps Small Municipality Integrate Community-Based Drug Rehabilitation into Health Services

“As a doctor, I have a more acute sense of the health needs of my constituents,” said Ofelia Alcantara, the mayor of Tolosa, a municipality with more than 20,000 residents in the central region of the Philippines. “I believe that a healthy…