The Critical Role of Nurses and Midwives In and Beyond a Pandemic: Reflecting on 2020 with Ann Phoya, PhD, RNM

In honor of the 200th anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth, the World Health Organization designated 2020 as the International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife. The objective of this cause, which is aimed at recognising and celebrating 59% of the world’s health professionals, took on a new dimension as the COVID-19 pandemic has taken [more…]

Zoomshops Don’t Have to be Boring!

This is the second blog in Beth Gragg’s “Switching to Zoom? Tips for maximizing interaction in your Zoom(work)shops” blog series. Read the first blog in the series: Preparing to Zoomshop! You know how easily distracted we are by emails, news feeds, Twitter, cat videos, or the report that sits unwritten on our desktops. The same [more…]

Preparing to “Zoomshop”

It seems that face-to-face workshops are a thing of the past, at least for the foreseeable future. While I miss the dynamics of working “live” and in real time with groups of people, I am committed to helping people easily participate when they are in virtual workshops. Over the past few months, I’ve learned a [more…]

Guaranteeing a Healthy Future Generation: Integrating Adolescent & Youth Friendly Services at the Primary Health Care Level

Adolescents in Nigeria are caught between traditional culture and changing social norms brought about by urbanization, globalized economies, and an influential media-saturated environment. With evolving attitudes, including less restrictive sexual norms without comprehensive sexual education, there have been increased rates of unprotected sex, unplanned pregnancies, unsafe abortions, sexually transmitted diseases, and HIV/AIDS. These increased rates [more…]

A Wake-Up Call Both Brutal and Urgent

This blog was originally posted on the Think Global Health website and is authored by Tamara Hafner and Javier Guzman from the USAID MTaPS Program. As COVID-19 spreads across the world, falsified medicines for the novel coronavirus are leaking into Africa, where almost 19 percent of medicines are already substandard and where a number of countries [more…]