As state and local public health departments struggle with slashed budgets, surging demand and threats to workers' safety, a new generation is entering the field, determined to help fight the coronavirus and other public health challenges.
By Michelle R. Smith, Kathy Young, Associated Press
More than 100 South African healthcare workers have protested against poor working conditions and urged the government to end corruption in the purchase of COVID-19 personal protective equipment.
By Mogomotsi Magome, Associated Press
U.S. nurses are facing a fundamental question that pits their professional principles against their personal welfare: Did they sign up to become heroes? They became nurses to relieve suffering and to save lives, but the COVID-19 pandemic has raised the…
By Carla K. Johnson, Juliet Linderman, Associated Press
Home care workers in at least five states are set to receive hourly increases, but critics say bigger paychecks will not impact senior citizens.
By Jane Gottlieb, Kaiser Health News
By Anna Gorman, Kaiser Health News
A lack of oversight in the rapidly growing home care workforce could undermine new wage and labor gains for many of the nation’s 2 million workers, according to a report released Monday.
By Talea Miller
Giving birth holds deadly risks for mothers in Tanzania, where on average one woman and six infants die each hour from preventable, birth-related complications.
By PBS NewsHour
Bulgarian and European Union officials condemned the death sentences handed down Tuesday by a Libyan court to six foreign medical workers for intentionally infecting children with HIV.
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