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Tipping the Scale: Lessons from the mHealth Forum about Investments in Collaboration

Much was said at the inaugural Global mHealth Forum in Washington, DC, December 10-11, about bringing mHealth innovations and programs “to scale.”From harnessing i

Uganda Brings Ebola Expertise to the West African Response

More than 30 Ugandans—among them doctors, nurses, health educators, and social workers—have gone to West Africa since August to join the effort to control the ongoing Ebol

Attacks on Health Workers Violate Everyone's Human Rights

A doctor’s job is to save lives. But in Syria, Dr.

A Return to Monrovia in the Time of Ebola

Monrovia, Liberia  Every time I walk into a building, I wash my hands at a station with chlorine and water before someone takes my temperature.Sometimes I have to wear a sticker with my temperature written

One Mother's Story of Giving Birth in a Hospital Instead of at Home

Merida, Philippines – I met Jocelyn Pingos, 27, in Merida, Leyte, on a bright, sunny, tropical day in the Philippines.A mother of four, Jocelyn sat outside her local health center and waited patiently to have her youngest, L

iHRIS Champions in Ghana Share Success with Using Health Workforce Data

Like many of his fellow Ghanaians, Obeng Asomaning wanted to use his skills to help his country.As a new graduate with a degree in health service planning and management, he landed a job at the Ministry of

Ebola Makes the Definitive Case for Health Workers and Strong Health Systems

Since I first wrote about Ebola here at Global Health TV two months ago, the number of Ebola deaths has more than doubled, to 5,459, and the number infected has reached 15,351, 

When Health Workers Aren’t Really Health Workers

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