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Haiti’s Need for Mental Health Services, Before and After the Quake

When people find out that I experienced the 7.0 magnitude earthquake that struck Haiti in 2010, they are understandably curious.But when I tell the story, even five years later, my heart rate rises. I get goosebumps. My palms sweat.

Courage to Change Child and Youth Lives

“My dream has always been to work with children,” said Siphiwe Sikhasa, between games at the soccer field at the Safe Park in Grabouw, South Africa.Just 45 minutes outside of cosmopolitan Cape Town, the small town with dirt roads looks like

A Walk through Maternal Health Care in Rural India with mSakhi

The two-room health center in Jhansi District has two beds, a chair, and a table.

How To Ensure Global Health Security? Frontline Health Workers, Of Course

During any three-day, high-level meeting of the global health leaders, some common refrains are inevitable.But at the meeting I attended in Cape Town, South Africa, last week—the World Health Organization’s high-level meeting dubbed “Buildin

Six Reasons Ministries of Finance Should Invest in Health Workers

Last week’s high-level talks about human resources for health in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, resulted in the

Will This Be Our Decade of Data Use?

If anything positive has come out of the ongoing Ebola crisis in West Africa, it’s that we can finally put to rest a longstanding debate—namely, whether it’s more effective in global health

Stronger Health Systems Could End Abuse during Childbirth

When I volunteered in a maternity ward in the Philippines in September 2013, I had about 18 months’ experience under my belt as a midwife and a couple more years as nurse.

Availability: Keeping Contraceptives on the Shelves in Senegal

A 2011 public health survey in Senegal revealed a startling discrepancy: 43% of married Senegalese women told researchers that they wanted to avoid or postpone pregnancy.