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We are proud to support and champion nurses, midwives and community health workers who are at the heart of delivering quality care. Explore their work and get some in-depth knowledge about the issues that impact them the most and how you can #BacktheFrontline.
Women make up 70% of the health workforce, and 90% of the frontline staff. On the front lines of healthcare, women face an alarming level of abuse. The #HealthToo report found that a main driver of this abuse is the power imbalance that exists in favor of men in the industry, with men occupying 75% of all health leadership roles. The report explores the lived experiences of women in over 40 countries and provides insights into this issue within the health sector. Read the full report and learn more about its calls to action.
Two billion people around the world still live beyond the reach of the health system. Investing in community health workers and the systems that support them is the key to closing this gap in access to care. Join Last Mile Health on November 10 at 9:00 a.m. EST to learn more about their 5-year plan that will bring essential care to 40 million people across Africa.
Following the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is imperative that leadership skills are integrated at all levels of nursing. Fortunately, online nurse empowerment programs are proving accessible and effective. This recent article published by Sigma and J&J in the Journal of Nursing Administration discusses the effectiveness of these trainings.
Community Health Workers (CHWs) are the people trained to provide basic health services to their neighbors—often going door to door to provide care and reach the unreached. Shockingly, the vast majority of the 3+ million CHWs globally are unsalaried volunteers who receive little or no pay. Read the Community Health Impact Coalition's latest commentary, published in the Lancet, making the case for why it's past time we fairly pay CHWs for their work.
The Aspen Ideas Festival convenes global leaders to discuss big ideas, and from June 22-25, seven Johnson & Johnson-sponsored leaders in health will attend as Aspen Healthy Communities Fellows. These exceptional community leaders spend one year learning, networking and developing their expertise in community health. Read about their journeys.
The Auxiliary Nurses and Midwives Training Program at the Indian Red Cross Society’s Bel Air College of Nursing in Maharashtra, India is addressing the acute shortage of nurses in rural villages and providing women with employment.5 Min Read
The Center and the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent have been working together to curb the COVID-19 pandemic and complex related challenges in communities around the world, including a growing mental health crisis and increasing inequities among populations facing the highest risk.5 Min Read
The COVID-19 pandemic has overwhelmed health systems across the globe. In the shadows lies other diseases that can cause more emergencies, such as yellow fever. To face these threats, creative solutions have been put in place in the Equateur province of the Democratic Republic of Congo, in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and the Expanded Programme on Immunization. By leveraging an ongoing drone delivery network, it will support a mass yellow fever immunization campaign targeting over 90% of the population, one village at a time.
Community workers play a crucial part in Liberia’s fragile health system, which is currently undergoing a bold revolution. There are around 4,000 of them across the west African nation’s 15 counties, providing health services to remote villages. In 2014, a deadly Ebola outbreak hit Liberia, and this served as a catalyst for the national deployment of the workers. From 2016 they began to receive proper pay and training as their role was formalized.