They may seem like superheroes, but doctors, nurses, midwives, and community health workers need help too. Governments, donors, and communities all have an obligation — a duty of care — to support and protect health workers. Otherwise, how can the goal of universal health coverage by 2030 be achieved? This series looks at how health systems can function better so that health care workers are supported, protected, and empowered.Read More ↓
Leading global health organizations and researchers spoke to Devex about how to create financial incentive packages that achieve a "triple win” for health workers, health systems, and populations in low-resource settings.
Traditional healers are often the first people many South Asians turn to when health problems arise. Given all the uncertainty about how best to manage COVID-19, how can clinically-trained health workers and traditional healers work together — and should they? Sophie Cousins reports from Kathmandu, Nepal.
Health care workers are the lifeblood of strong health systems. The Bihar Technical Support Program in India shows how improving the lives of frontline health workers can lead to better health outcomes for individuals and communities. CARE’s Manoj Gopalakrishna and Madhu Deshmukh explain.
The mental health of frontline health workers has been greatly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. For many, the most severe mental health effects are likely to come in the aftermath of it. We hear why it’s essential to be ready for an emerging mental health crisis.
In April, the International Confederation of Midwives and United Nations Population Fund released calls to action on the protection of midwives, women, and newborns during the pandemic. This op-ed presents the inside story behind those calls.
A near-collapse of essential services during the Ebola crisis saw 10,000 people die from HIV, TB, and malaria across Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone. The lesson? Liberia's community health workers have to be protected so they can deliver health care during the pandemic.
All over the world, health care workers are putting themselves at risk to care for others. Devex takes a look at the challenges they face and what should be done so they can do their jobs better, more efficiently, and most importantly, safely.
Representatives from the global south used this year’s World Health Summit to send a message to their counterparts in richer countries: They have a vision for how to emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic, and while they welcome advice and technical expertise, they are not interested in being told what to do.
The World Health Summit, held annually in Berlin, has developed a reputation for big-picture agenda setting, rallying support for the 2030 Agenda for health and campaigning for technological innovations in the field. This year’s goals will be slightly more ambitious.
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CARE is a leading humanitarian organization fighting global poverty. CARE works around the globe, in over 100 countries, to save lives, defeat poverty and achieve social justice.
Cordaid works to end poverty and exclusion. We do this in the world’s most fragile and conflict-affected areas as well as in the Netherlands. We engage communities to rebuild trust and resilience and increase people’s self-reliance. Our professionals provide humanitarian assistance and create opportunities to improve security, health care and education and stimulate inclusive economic growth.
The Global Financing Facility for Women, Children and Adolescents, or GFF, is a multistakeholder partnership that is helping countries tackle the greatest health and nutrition issues affecting women, children, and adolescents. GFF supports governments to bring partners together around a country-led plan, prioritizing high-impact but underinvested areas of health. The GFF Trust Fund acts as a catalyst for financing, with countries using modest GFF Trust Fund grants to increase their domestic resources alongside the World Bank’s IDA and IBRD financing, aligned external financing, and private sector resources.
GSK is a science-led global healthcare company with a special purpose to help people do more, feel better, live longer. We have three global businesses that discover, develop and manufacture innovative pharmaceutical medicines, vaccines and consumer healthcare products. Every day, we help improve the health of millions of people around the world.
The International Confederation of Midwives (ICM) supports, represents and works to strengthen midwives' associations throughout the world. There are currently 143 Members Associations, representing 124 countries across every continent. Together with our associations, ICM represents over 1 million midwives globally.
With a strong track record, vision and expertise, the NCD Alliance is uniquely placed to drive the noncommunicable disease agenda forward. NCD Alliance is a recognized global thought leader on NCD policy and practice, a convener of the civil society movement, a partner to governments and U.N. agencies, and an advocate for people at risk of or living with NCDs.
Smile Train empowers local medical professionals with training, funding, and resources to provide free cleft surgery and comprehensive cleft care to children globally. We advance a sustainable solution and scalable global health model for cleft treatment, drastically improving children’s lives, including their ability to eat, breathe, speak, and ultimately thrive.