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World Health Worker Week celebrates unsung heroes

Apr 5, 2017

They are caretakers, educators, neighbors, peers, and family. They are also a critical backbone for health systems across the developing world, providing life-saving services directly to communities, even in the most remote, rural areas. Health care workers (HCWs) are often the first, and sometimes only point of contact with the health system – particularly in low and middle-income countries. But with a projected shortage of 18 million health workers required to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030, HCWs are also often overworked and undervalued.

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Health Workers Successfully use WhatsApp to Solve Problems

May 7, 2015

During the testing phase of interventions in four health facilities in the districts of Meru and Arusha, we established a WhatsApp group as a communication forum for healthcare workers.

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