HIV ‘Test and Treat’ Strategy Can Save Lives

By Sydney Rosen, Boston University The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) continues to take a tremendous toll on human health, with 37 million people infected and 1.2 million deaths worldwide in 2014. In sub-Saharan Africa, where the HIV epidemic has been most devastating, more than 25 million people are HIV-infected, about 70 percent of the global total….

Maternal Mortality Will Rise Due to Ebola-Caused Health Worker Deaths

In January I wrote that I would be looking closely at the effect of Ebola on maternal health and mortality in the Ebola-affected countries – Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea. Today unfortunate news was released by the World Bank and The Lancet. According to the new report, Health-care worker mortality and the legacy of the…

Health Agent Junior Exantus on Why He Became a Health Worker

Junior Exantus is a health agent for Hôpital Albert Schweitzer in Haiti. He has been a health agent for three years. “I wanted to enter the field to help the community,” said Exantus through translation. “I saw a lot of illnesses in the community.”

Kicking Off World Health Worker Week Through Photos and Stories #WHWWeek

To kick off World Health Worker Week (April 5 – 11) we are sharing photos and stories of some of the health workers we’ve met around the world over the years who work tirelessly to keep women, children, and families healthy and most importantly alive. In the sub-Saharan and Asian countries where we have met these health workers,…