Community health workers, local NGO leaders, and health care providers are utilizing "education through listening" to "transform mothers' hesitation into motivation to improve how they feed their children".
Angola's home-based HIV counseling and testing pilot project is thriving: Community health agents have tested over 13,000 people in a seven-month period and the 3.3 percent with HIV-positive test results have been referred for care.
A nurse applies lessons learned through the Leadership Development Program of how to align and mobilize stakeholders and resources to realize her dream of starting a community gender-based violence program.
"Without health workers, universal health coverage cannot be achieved," says Abiodun Awosusi, MD, campaign coordinator for the Health for All Campaign for Universal Health Coverage (UHC) in Nigeria, led by MSH.
MSH is deeply saddened by the loss of Nelson Mandela ("Madiba"), South Africa's iconic first black president who fought to overthrow the oppression of apartheid. Mandela became a courageous HIV & AIDS advocate, defying the government's denial of the epidemic.
"I know I speak on behalf of all our staff of MSH South Africa when I say that Madiba's passing has deeply saddened us, but that we will continue to draw inspiration from his life," blogs MSH Country Representative for South Africa Bada Pharasi.
The Executive Board of Afghanistan's Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) formally approved the country's first national strategic framework for pharmaceutical human resources to strengthen the pharmaceutical system and health workforce.