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Rescued Learning: New Loan Fund in Kenya Keeps Medical Students in Class

“When I received admission to Tenwek School of Nursing, my excitement overshadowed my family’s financial challenges,” says Caren Chirchir, a young woman in Kenya.Caren is the second of five children and she carries her family’s hope for a be

Bridging the Gap: Surgical Care in Low-Resource Settings

Seven years ago, young Mohammed Hussein was playing with friends near his home in Bangladesh when an accident occurred that would change his life forever.He and his friends were beside a road that was being paved, when Mohammed Hussein fell

What OpenHIE Means—and Could Mean—for Health Sectors around the World

At the Global mHealth Forum in December, one session stood out to me in substance and approach: it was on a collaborative effort called OpenHIE.Ski

A Bold Strategy and Clear Vision to Improve the Global Health Workforce

If not well thought out or without a plan to garner support or how to implement, strategies can be boring, dry, and ineffective in driving action.On the other hand, strategies with clear visions backed by governments, civil society, the priv

FHWC Urges WHO Executive Board to Put Frontline Health Workers at Center of Ebola Discussions

This week, 34 technical experts on health representing World Health Organization member-states will meet to set the agenda for the largest and most influential gathering of health ministers and civil society organizations of the year: the Wo