Addressing Tuberculosis, Diabetes, and Drug Overdoses Globally: Community-Informed Solutions

Although tuberculosis (TB) has had a cure since 1948, there were an estimated 10.4 million new cases of TB in 2015 [1]. TB, the leading infectious killer of adults in the world, claimed the lives of over 1.8 million people in 2015- that’s roughly 4,000 people every day dying from a preventable, curable disease. It […]

The World Needs More Midwives: Self-Care in Midwifery Practice

This is a bilingual English-Spanish post. / El contentido de este mensaje es en inglés y español. Transcript of Self-Care Interview with Erin Wright, DNP, CNM, APHN-BC What led you to begin researching self-care in midwifery? One of the things that really sparked my interest in research in self-care in midwifery and was when I […]

The GANM Virtual Library has been redesigned! / ¡La Biblioteca Virtual de GANM ha sido Rediseñada!

The Global Alliance for Nursing and Midwifery (GANM) Virtual Library has been redesigned! The Library Resource Tutorial featured above will help you gain a better understanding of how to use our newly designed, interactive virtual library. This redesign is an endeavor to better align our work with Sustainable Development Goal 3 (SDG3) and to increase […]

Up to 20% of women and 150 million children around the world are estimated to live with a disability, making people with disabilities the largest minority in the world.

Amberle Brown

Disability-Inclusion in Maternal/Child Health

Wheelchairs and braille aren’t generally images associated with maternal child health. But up to 20% of women and 150 million children around the world are estimated to live with a disability, making people with disabilities the largest minority in the world (CBM, n.d.; United Nations, 2006; UNICEF, 2013). These mothers and children with disabilities deserve […]

The Importance of Palliative Care for an Aging World

English/Spanish Transcript of Interview with Rab Razzak, M.D. Director, Outpatient Palliative Medicine, Johns Hopkins Medicine Transcripcion Ingles/Español de la Entrevista con Rab Razzak, M.D. Director, Cuidado Paliativo Ambulatorio, Johns Hopkins Medicine  English  What is Palliative Care? Palliative care is specialized care for people with serious illness. We deal with any serious illness at any stage or at […]

The New Script of Nursing

  Dear Colleagues and Members of the Global Alliance for Nursing & Midwifery (GANM), All of us know that our profession is undergoing an extraordinary transformation and that nursing will never look the same. While we know this, there is a profound need to educate the general public about the broader scope of our work […]

The world needs more midwives.

The world needs more midwives. Millennium Development Goals include increasing the number of skilled birth providers on a global level to improve maternal and neonatal morbidity and mortality rates.   Often when we talk about global maternal and neonatal outcomes, our assumption is that the US is exempt from them.  However, the obstetric care work force […]

The Global Health Service Partnership; Building Global Health Security One Student and One Patient at a Time

In 2006 the World Health Assembly issued its landmark report that focused world attention on the critical shortage of skilled health workers (midwifes, nurses, physicians) in 57 countries and linked the shortage to attainment of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). They reported that where the density of skilled health workers is higher, the probability of […]

Hoping to Help: Improving Short-Term Medical Missions

Nurse midwives and their students are among the hundreds of thousands of people from wealthy parts of the world who travel abroad every year to participate in short-term programs intended to improve the health and well-being of people in poor countries. Considering the horrific toll of maternal and infant mortality in so many countries, the potential […]

Global Health Day & The Future of Nursing

And interview with Phyllis Sharps, PhD, RN, FAAN, Professor, Associate Dean for Community Programs and Initiatives, Elsie M. Lawler Chair, Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing. From the streets of Baltimore to the rural farm communities of Maryland, across the globe, in large hospitals, community clinics, and international health organizations, nurses are on the ground in interprofessional teams, improving the […]