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Technical Director Rachel Deussom

Rachel Deussom is a technical director for the USAID Human Resources for Health in 2030 (HRH2030) program.

Blog Posts by Rachel Deussom

International Day of the Midwife: Promoting Diversity to Reduce Disparities in Maternal Health

A recent article highlighted the staggering disparities that persist in maternal and neonatal outcomes in America. The disparities are in part because of societal and racial bias within the health-care system. In New York, black women are four times more likely than white women to die in childbirth. Pre-eclampsia and eclampsia are life-threatening pregnancy-related conditions that are sixty percent more…

Our 2030 Vision for the Health Workforce

This post originally appeared on the Frontline Health Workers Coalition’s blog. Teenager Durah stretches under a lamp with a book, absorbing every word and figure. Inspired by her aunt, she wants to become a nurse. She is the future health workforce. She is who the world needs tomorrow. Durah wants flexibility, occupational safety, and career opportunities.…