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"'I'm a Health Worker' - Abduaraman Gidi" made by IntraHealth International.

Community Health Workers build bridges between communities and health services.

Robin Hammond, 2011

From reproductive health to nutrition to care for chronic conditions, community health workers are being asked to help communities become healthier, particularly in areas where professional health workers are scarce.

Ibby Caputo; WGBH, 2013

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To raise awareness of how important health workers are to achieving the MDGs, the Frontline Health Workers Coalition has released this video to emphasize why health workers count for MDG Momentum.   #healthworkerscount for #MDGMomentum.

 

 

 

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This blog was originally posted on the UNFPA website.  

In May, Sierra Leone detected its first-ever case of Ebola, the deadly and contagious haemorrhagic disease. By the end of July, the country had surpassed neighbouring Guinea, where the break was first reported, in number of positive cases.

The outbreak has spread rapidly through four West African countries – Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria and Sierra Leone – sickening at least 1,779 people and killing961, according to 6 August estimates from the World Health Organization (WHO).

This post originally appeared on the USAID Frontlines Blog

With her 3-month-old son, John, lethargic, feverish and vomiting, Korto Kinne sought help in the remote Sinje resettlers camp in the northwestern corner of Liberia. Musu Kpakar, a community health worker, administers a rapid finger-stick test to see if malaria parasites are present in John’s blood.

Because malaria remains one of the foremost health problems on the African continent—an estimated 10,000 African women and 200,000 infants die as a result of malaria infection during pregnancy each year—it is vital to test all suspected cases.

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