GHDonline's Transition to Static Site

By Maggie Sullivan Moderator | 30 Nov, 2018

Dear community members:

We are writing to follow up on the notice you received that will become a static site the week of December 10. It has been a great honor to serve as your moderators. After more than ten years of our global health nursing & midwifery site, 4535 members, 2474 organizations represented, 1469 resources shared, 1240 discussions posted and 170 countries participating, our goal now is to support the transition of this wonderful community. We're sharing below a list of next steps we recommend you take in preparation for GHDonline's transition to a static site:

1. Review your member profile and posts: After December 10, member profiles and community content will remain viewable online but will no longer be editable. If you wish to contribute new posts, edit your existing posts, or make changes to your member profile, you will need to do so before December 10.

2. If you are interested in transitioning to an informal Google listserv, please go to:

3. Join conversations with other global health colleagues: Below is a list of other global health platforms and networks we encourage you to check out or consider joining.

We are so grateful to you for enabling our community to thrive, and for sharing your time and expertise to build a digital library of tried-and-true knowledge in global health delivery. It has been a true pleasure to collaborate with and learn from one another. We are hopeful that we can stay connected and look forward to the conversations ahead.

With gratitude,

Maggie Sullivan, on behalf of our Community Moderators

Additional global health discussion groups:

Community Health Academy ( Access free online training and courses for community health workers and leaders of community health worker programs.

Dgroups ( Email-based discussion platforms for individuals and organizations working in international development.

HIFA (Healthcare For All; Email-based discussion forums offered in English, Spanish, French, and Portuguese to improve the availability and use of healthcare information in low- and middle-income countries.

The Global Health Network ( An online resource for blogs, discussion groups, and virtual workspaces to support global health research.

Springboard for Health Communication Professionals ( Members use online discussions to share social and behavior change communication knowledge, experiences and resources.

Global Health Hub ( Original commentary and aggregated global health content from academic journals, blogs, and news sources as an information portal for the global health community.

The Human Diagnosis Project (Human Dx; An effort to build an online system that maps the best steps to help any patient. Similar to how people around the world contribute encyclopedia articles to Wikipedia, or engineers contribute code to open source software projects like Linux, the global medical community submits clinical case contributions to Human Dx.

American Medical Association’s Integrated Health Model Initiative ( A digital platform for collaborative communities (hypertension management, diabetes prevention, asthma, and social determinants of health), a physician-led validation process to review clinical applicability, and a data model for organizing and exchanging information.



Elizabeth Glaser Moderator Emeritus Replied at 10:34 AM, 6 Dec 2018

Because of GHDonline we have had a space where we could meet and share our knowledge, experiences, and the challenges we face.

We have exchanged strategies to address the problems that impact our own clinic, hospital, or country as well as the problems that face us at a global level .

We have reflected on our differences and our commonalities, forming connections with our fellow nurses and midwives across the planet.

Nurses and midwives make up at least 50% of the global health workforce , and 80% of the professional workforce, yet we still have challenges to be included in setting national and global health policy.

So my parting notes are these:
Be an advocate for the individuals and communities you serve , and for nursing and midwifery, but take time to care for yourself, else you wont have the energy to be an advocate for others.

You have a right to protective gear, safe injection devices, hepatitis B vaccinations, safety from violence and threats in your workplace, and to be paid a decent salary on a consistent basis.

Please know that where ever you are in the world , and where ever you practice, that your work matters, your knowledge should be valued, and that your voice should be heard.

It has been an honor to have been a moderator for this community, to have met so many of you online and in person, and to have listened to and learned from you.


Post script: My colleagues in the Global Nursing Caucus have discussed the closing of the GHD community, so I would urge those that are interested, to periodically check our website , , for updates as we explore possible ways to maintain the connections we have formed here.

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This community is no longer active as of December 2018. Thanks to those who posted here and made this information available to others visiting the site.