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Tragic but Not Unique: Maternal Death in a Rural Clinic

Julie Becker | Emma Clark
May 5, 2020
4 Minute Read
This maternal health blog sets the scene for a conversation about the challenges of offering quality care in lower volume, more basic health facilities.
Woman talking to a community health worker in Indonesia

Recommendations for a Diverse, Sustained Health Workforce

Rachel Deussom
February 27, 2020
4 Minute Read
How do we establish higher-performing health systems to achieve universal health coverage? These three key recommendations focus on building a diverse workforce to deliver accountable, affordable, accessible, and reliable health care for all.

What Do Women Want? Clean Toilets in Healthcare Facilities

Rachel Deussom | Stephanie Bowen
November 19, 2019
4 Minute Read
We highlight the essential role of clean and working toilets in expanding access to water, sanitation and hygiene in healthcare facilities, ensuring dignified births and high-quality care for all mothers, babies, and families.

Ready. Set. Prepared: How the One Health Approach Strengthens National Epidemic Response

Grace Tran
November 4, 2019
4 Minute Read
A unilateral sector approach is insufficient in the face of epidemics that don’t respect borders or species. USAID’s HRH2030 One Health activity facilitates multisectoral coordination and collaboration to increase local capacity to prevent, detect, and rapidly respond to epidemic threats.
Colombian mother hugging child

Joining Forces to Strengthen the Health and Social Services Systems

Wanda Jaskiewicz
August 28, 2019
4 Minute Read
Integrating social and health services facilitates coordination and contributes to stronger health systems. Some countries are already integrating these services to protect children against abuse and nourish their environment.
Women's group meeting in Mali

Women’s Groups Leading the Way Towards Self-Reliance in Mali

William Tuleu
August 20, 2019
4 Minute Read
Rural women’s groups in Mali are proving that community health systems get stronger when national-level interventions are paired with community-level capacity building to make communities self-reliant.

Critical Role of Female Community Health Workers Warrants Recognition

Nina Kanakarajavelu
August 15, 2019
4 Minute Read
Female community health workers are essential to reaching underserved segments of the population, especially in weaker health systems, yet they do not always receive the professional recognition and support they deserve.

Collaboration for Disability-Inclusive Health Care: Now’s Our Moment

Andrew Tuttle
May 9, 2019
4 Minute Read
Andrew Tuttle argues that the time is ripe for the development and health sectors in the United Kingdom — and beyond — to partner to advance disability-inclusive health care across the globe.

A Voice for Midwives is a Voice for Progress

Emma Clark
May 3, 2019
2 Minute Read
A certified nurse-midwife, Emma Clark shares her thoughts on why midwives matter and why "investments in midwives are investments in our future."