Partnering with African Faith-Based Organizations for a Strong Health Workforce
Faith-based organizations (FBOs) make immense contributions to the health sector in many parts of the world. Yet they are often not integrated into planning and resource allocations for national health systems, leading to service and system redundancies and gaps. FBOs also face numerous human resources for health (HRH) challenges, similar to other public- and private-sector institutions providing health services. The Africa Christian Health Associations Platform (ACHAP) has strengthened its members’ capacities to address HRH challenges with support from CapacityPlus. This technical brief presents examples from ACHAP members’ efforts to strengthen HRH and integrate FBOs into national health systems and the HRH community. The brief highlights achievements in selected areas, provides lessons learned, and offers seven key recommendations for furthering FBOs’ efforts.
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January 26–31, 2015
Prince Mahidol Award Conference 2015
The theme of the 2015 conference is “Global Health Post-2015: Accelerating Equity.” CapacityPlus’s Kate Tulenko will participate in the conference and present three posters:
- Investing in Health Workforce Education and Training for Expanded Access to Essential Health Services for Underserved Populations
- Developing a Human Resources for Health (HRH) Effort Index to Measure Country-Level Status in HRH
- Building Human Resources for Health Governance and Leadership Capacity at the Country Level: Approaches, Results, and Recommendations.