Citizen Journalist: Margarite Nathe

7 issues that will shape the health workforce of the future

By Margarite Nathe, Key Correspondent for the Irish Forum for Global Health   What will it take to build the ideal health workforce? There are 7.6 billion of us on the planet today. That’s 7.6 billion working adults, infants in diapers, nursing mothers, teens planning their futures, elderly people, and many, many...

Everyday Violence against Health Workers Takes a Toll—on Us All

By Margarite Nathe, Key Correspondent for the Irish Forum for Global Health   Attacks on health care range from catastrophic to casual. At what cost? During September in Syria, there were 10 attacks on health care in 10 days. Air-to-surface missiles sought out and destroyed ambulances and hospitals and killed the...

What Exactly Motivates and Retains Health Workers—and How Do We Measure It?

By Margarite Nathe, Key Correspondent for the Irish Forum for Global Health   The quirks, preferences, and priorities that drive our decisions are tough to nail down. Human beings do weird things sometimes. Or maybe the things we do as individuals only seem weird to others because they don’t know our particular...

The Humanity Behind Frontline Health Care

By Margarite Nathe, Key Correspondent for the Irish Forum for Global Health   Kicker: The job is difficult, frustrating, risky—and immensely rewarding. The Fourth Global Forum on Human Resources for Health began with six powerful accounts from the front lines of health care. Please don’t rape me. Please don’t rape...

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