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Our Plan to Contain Ebola

Randi Weingarten | Posted 10.19.2014 | Politics
Randi Weingarten

Our nation boasts the most advanced healthcare system in the world. We have the capacity and know-how to address this public health issue. If we listen to the voices of our nurses and health professionals, we can keep our communities safe and healthy.

Why Pregnant Women In The Developing World Are The Biggest Losers In The Global Health Care Crisis

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 09.18.2014 | Impact

The disparity in the number of health care workers between the developed and developing world is having an unintended consequence on pregnant women. ...

What to Know and What to Do About the Ebola Outbreak

Gaia Paradiso | Posted 10.21.2014 | Impact
Gaia Paradiso

There are some points to consider in the Ebola outbreak, whose first case dates back to December 2013, when a two years old child died in Guéckédou, Guinea.

Wisdom From My Mother

Jennifer Kamara | Posted 07.13.2014 | Women
Jennifer Kamara

In the spirit of honoring mothers every day, not just on mother's day, I asked individuals from around the world to share with me, wisdoms from their mothers. Not surprisingly, they confirm how unrelenting and influential our mothers are globally.

Thank A Health Worker -- Unsung Heroes Of Global Health

Dr. Ariel Pablos-Mendez | Posted 06.10.2014 | Impact
Dr. Ariel Pablos-Mendez

When was the last time you thanked your health care provider? We often forget how much care, guidance and support they give, and the sacrifices they make to restore us to good health.

Years of Investments Finally Put Health Workers on the Global Stage

David J. Olson | Posted 11.23.2013 | Impact
David J. Olson

This kind of work -- building up frontline health workers and the systems that support them -- is a prerequisite for producing sustainable improvements in health.

The Real Breastfeeding Scandal

Carolyn S. Miles | Posted 04.19.2013 | Parents
Carolyn S. Miles

Are we supporting moms enough? In too many places, the answer is no. As moms, we all want the best for our children -- but any of us can tell you we cannot do it alone, especially right after birth.

Immigration and the Elderly

Lisa Eckenwiler | Posted 02.04.2013 | Politics
Lisa Eckenwiler

We might be said to be responsible for addressing harms migrant care workers (and their countries' health systems and ill and aging populations) suffer because of our shared humanity, or our participation in processes that generate injustice.

Global Migration of Health Workers: Who Pays?

Smisha Agarwal | Posted 12.03.2012 | Impact
Smisha Agarwal

A quarter of physicians in the U.S. are imported mostly from developing countries; a quarter of which come from India, where the deficit of health-care workers is amongst the largest in the world.

Every Voice Matters

Carolyn S. Miles | Posted 11.24.2012 | Impact
Carolyn S. Miles

He doesn't run a large company, lead a government agency or record the music he so loves on a major label. But 8-year-old J.D. Malkin has quite a voice.

The Unsung Heroes of African Health Systems

Lisa Meadowcroft | Posted 07.18.2012 | Impact
Lisa Meadowcroft

Frontline health workers are really the backbone of effective health systems in developing countries. These workers are members of the community who live in the communities they serve and understand the needs as well as the barriers to achieving optimal health.

Frontline Health Workers Save Lives

Sonia Lowman | Posted 07.15.2012 | Impact
Sonia Lowman

The decisions made by world leaders on what to cut and what should be funded have real-life implications for millions of people who live beyond the reach of hospitals and clinics in developing countries.

As Helping Hands for Elders, Home Care Workers Push for Respect

Michelle Chen | Posted 05.26.2012 | Politics
Michelle Chen

For millions of aging households, a home care worker is the only person who provides the day-to-day assistance and emotional interaction they need to function. Yet, typically, that worker is neglected herself -- by the government.

$2 A Year Can Keep Mothers And Their Families Healthy In The Developing World

Suzanne Skees | Posted 10.18.2013 | Impact
Suzanne Skees

The non-profit Freedom From Hunger is working to help 1.3 million women facing extreme poverty in developing nations work hard towards goals to grow, advance, and develop themselves, their families, and their communities.

Meeting the Need for Health Workers

Sarah Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Sarah Brown

We must find a way to put more women into dignified work -- and this provides an opportunity to meet a great unmet need. That need is more trained health workers. 3.5 million of them in fact.

World Health Day: Mobile Technology Revolutionizes Healthcare Delivery In Developing World

Huffington Post Contributor | Dr. Daniel J. Carucci | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

In places where there are few cars, where roads remain unpaved, where basic infrastructure services such as clean water and electricity are scant, mob...