Just twenty years ago, it was hard to imagine an AIDS-free generation. Or a world in which poor countries no longer rely on foreign aid to care for their people.
Today, both are within our sight. But we won’t get over the finish line without health workers.
On the ground, at the front lines, in the big cities and small towns and hard-to-reach villages around the world—local health workers are our most powerful allies in delivering health care to everyone everywhere.
That’s why we work globally and locally to improve health services around the world and better prepare our partners to plan, finance, and manage their countries’ health systems into the future.
This year alone, we worked with more than 42,000 local partners in 43 countries.
This kind of change takes time. Fortunately, we’ve spent 40 years investing in our country partners, with big results. Together we’ve navigated epidemics, medical breakthroughs, setbacks, and leaps forward. Now we’re working together to usher in the next generation of health workers. And with them, a new era of international development.