Vidya (above) is an accredited social health activist in the Uttar Pradesh village of Alipura. She is one of more than 820,000 in India who offer key preventive services and health education to women. Too often Indian women in low-income communities lack the educational opportunities and community support to become health workers. But her work has increased her community’s respect for her, she says.
In this edition of Impact, PSI and IntraHealth feature stories of more champions like Vidya – doctors, midwives, community outreach workers in Haiti, Ghana, Myanmar and beyond.
We call on the global health community to mobilize support for health workforce challenges and bring solutions into focus.
Photo credit: ©Trevor Snapp/Courtesy of IntraHealth International