Organized by Safeguarding Health in Conflict Coalition Safeguarding Health in Conflict Coalition Report Launch June 10, 2020 RSVP While health workers around the world receive tributes and recognition for their roles in the COVID-19 response, they also face aerial bombardment, targeted violence, kidnappings, and threats to their ability to provide impartial health care to those…

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Organized by Frontline Health Workers Coalition, United Nations Foundation, and Johnson & Johnson April 5 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM EDT FHI 360 Conference Center Washington, DC RSVP JOIN THE EVENT VIA LIVE-STREAM   What can today’s global health and development communities do to fill the 18 million health worker deficit?  Join leaders, innovators and…

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This guest blog was cross-posted from Chemonics, and written by Pauline Lee, Associate in Chemonics Health Practice Earthquakes, hurricanes, epidemics, outbreaks — when disaster strikes, the immediate needs like food, shelter, and medical aid are obvious. It is easy to see these needs as they often manifest in physical and more tangible ways. Yet the…

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This blog was cross-posted from Frontline Health Workers Coalition and written by Scott Weathers, IntraHealth International and Frontline Health Workers Coalition Reps. Nita Lowey (D-N.Y.) and Ander Crenshaw (R-Fla.) introduced H. Res. 419, “Recognizing the Importance of Frontline Health Workers” today in the U.S. House of Representatives. According to the WHO, as of 2015, at least 400…

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In many parts of the developed world there are relief teams, ambulances, and specially trained workers and emergency rooms in hospitals that can absorb the wave of victims when a crisis hits. Supporting these services is an infrastructure consisting of healthcare facilities, support and counseling services, and organizations that are ready to generate funding to…

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This is a guest post, written by Pape Gaye, President and CEO of Intrahealth International.  IntraHealth is a GHC member organization that empowers health workers to better serve communities in need around the world. If you look at the regions of the world that have made the greatest progress in family planning—India and Bangladesh come…

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The launch of a new coalition defines the critical role of health workers As a mother, I know how troubling it is to care for a sick child. As a public health professional working with teams in developing countries for more than 20 years, I have a sense of just how many parents around the…

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