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Honoring data use champions for World Health Worker Week

Apr 5, 2018

This week is World Health Worker Week (WHWW), and the BID Initiative is taking this opportunity to celebrate the individuals on the frontlines who are implementing data quality and use interventions. They are often the backbones of their health systems and their communities’ most trusted source of information for preventing, treating, and managing diseases. 

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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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Championing the Health Worker: Meet Martha Mazana

Apr 8, 2015

Did you know Sub-Saharan Africa has 24% of the global disease burden but only 3% of the world’s health workers? Health workers are at the heart of the BID Initiative and in honor of World Health Worker Week, we take a moment to honor their commitment to improving health systems. Meet Martha Mazana, a health worker in charge at the Victoria Falls Clinic in the Southern Province of Zambia.

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