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, many of the ailments they treat every day can cause severe illness in their patients and even death. That is why it is important to not only provide the much-needed resources and support health workers need to do their jobs effectively and train many more health workers, it’s also important to thank them for the work they do. That is why World Health Worker Week was started — to celebrate health workers, but also to acknowledge the challenges they face every day and help rally the world’s global health community, civil society, and governments to fix those health worker challenges.
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We are happy to announce that we have partnered with Marie Stopes, one of the leading global organizations that works for reproductive healthcare for all.
Marie Stopes International (MSI) is an international non-profit organization that provides quality family planning and reproductive healthcare to the poorest and most vulnerable individuals across 42 countries. Their mission is to provide individuals with a choice: the choice of when and whether to have children, the choice of what type of family planning methods to use, and the choice of where and how to access these services.
We look forward to working with their US team to advocate for reproductive healthcare for some of the world’s most marginalized women and men.
Follow Marie Stopes International on Facebook page and on Twitter at @mariastopes.
Photo: Marie Stopes