Getting a Bigger Bang for Our Global Health Bucks With Frontline Workers | Commentary

Ethiopia, Indonesia, United States of America HNN Team

Americans should feel proud of the incredible global health advances the United States has led. But we can do even more with our modest but impactful global health investments. 

We must work to save babies’ lives

Ethiopia, United States of America

Danae Ireland is a local nurse who recently traveled with Save the Children to Ethiopia to view firsthand what can be done to overcome high newborn and child mortality.

Phase 2 of HSS Grant in Ethiopia Will Focus on Strengthening the Health Workforce

Ethiopia HNN Team

HEWs account for 47% of the health workforce in Ethiopia and are involved in delivering a basic package of health and nutritional services, and promoting hygiene and sanitation.

Jhpiego To Launch 15 Emergency Child Birth Training Sites In Ethiopia

Ethiopia HNN Team

Jhpiego equips every training site with all the materials required for BEmONC training including mother and newborn simulation models, delivery kits, computers, LCD projectorand other essential materials to conduct training. 

Analysis: Tackling Ethiopia’s Maternal Deaths

Ethiopia HNN Team

The health extension programme, through which the government has trained some 30,000 lay extension workers, is also expected to improve women’s access to skilled birth attendance.

African Union Heads of State Summit and CARMMA High-Level Event


Meeting at the African Union Summit, Heads of State and Government made new commitments to speed-up the reduction of maternal death and disability in the continent.  

Bill Gates on Importance of Measuring Results in Ethiopia


The concrete goal of reducing child mortality by two-thirds created a clear target by which to measure success or failure.

FIGO 2012: The FIGO LOGIC Initiative: Working towards better maternal and newborn health

Ethiopia, Nigeria, Nepal, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, India, Mozambique, Uganda HNN Team

 The LOGIC Initiative created by FIGO aims to improve maternal and newborn health policy and practice in eight countries in Africa and South Asia. 

Saving Rural Mother’s Lives


Nigist Abebe has grown in confidence over five years on the job. Today she is one of 34,000 rural health extension workers at the heart of Ethiopia’s primary health care strategy.

The Princess Royal pays tribute to midwives

Ethiopia, South Africa

Meet the 2008 International Midwife Award recipients