New coalition calls for increased investment in frontline health workers

The newly formed Frontline Health Coalition has released a report calling for an increase in the number of U.S. supported frontline health workers to 250,000 by 2015. Frontline health workers strive to meet the health care needs of millions of families living in the developing world who have difficulty accessing hospitals and clinics.

The Frontline Healthworkers Coalition will address the shortage of more than 1 million frontline healthworkers by partnering with corporate and nongovernmental organizations. The Coalition represents 15 leading global health organizations, including several InterAction members: Family Care International, IntraHealth International, Jhpiego, RESULTS, Save the Children and World Vision.

For more information, visit the Frontline Health Workers Coalition website.