Top employers in global health: A primer

A midwife attends to a patient at the Makeni Regional Hospital in Bombali District, Sierra Leone. Photo by: Abbie Trayler-Smith / H6 Partners / CC BY-NC-ND

Lack of access to basic health care, including affordable vaccines, modern contraceptives, and safe birth delivery, continues to put millions of lives at risk each year, particularly women and children. Many organizations, foundations, partnerships, and consultancy groups are committed to tackling these global health issues and providing affordable, sustainable solutions. Humanitarian agencies, in addition to providing emergency health assistance, also support local hospitals and deliver sexual and reproductive health care to those affected by conflicts and natural disasters.

Tackling global health challenges requires not just technical experts and health practitioners, but also professionals with a range of skills, including advocacy, finance, communications, grant management, and logistics.

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  • Emma Smith

    Emma Smith is a Reporter at Devex. She covers all things related to careers and hiring in the global development community as well as mental health within the sector — from tips on supporting humanitarian staff to designing mental health programs for refugees. Emma has reported from key development hubs in Europe and co-produced Devex’s DevProWomen2030 podcast series. She holds a degree in journalism from Glasgow Caledonian University and a master's in media and international conflict. In addition to writing for regional news publications, she has worked with organizations focused on child and women’s rights.