Health Workforce

Health Workforce

Young midwife in uniform.

Building Local Capacity to Meet Local Needs Worldwide health priorities, such as ending the HIV epidemic and reducing maternal and newborn deaths and deaths from malaria, require not only hiring more health workers, but also training them to meet their country’s health needs. In 2017, we educated more than 275,200 health care workers—creating a lifeline

Repairing Fistula, Restoring Hope

A difficult labor left Kadiatou Diallo with the pain of stillbirth and the shame of fistula. Surgical repair services at Guinea’s Kissidougou Hospital offered her healing and hope.

Malaria in Pregnancy

Why are pregnant women at risk of malaria? Pregnancy reduces a woman’s immunity to malaria, which makes her more susceptible to malaria infection and increases her risk of illness. In pregnant women, malaria can lead to severe anemia, spontaneous abortion (miscarriage), stillbirth, premature delivery, delivery of low-birthweight babies, and death. Women in their first pregnancy