mLearning Delivers Family Planning Training in Senegal

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Jun 25, 2015

This monthly update from the HRH Global Resource Center provides information on the latest resources, improvements, and news from this digital library devoted to human resources for health (HRH).

Jun 25, 2015

Technologists, public health officials, and educators have been talking for years of the promise of mobile technology to help improve the quality and cost-effectiveness of training health workers, particularly in countries hard hit with severe health workforce shortages. In these areas, training health workers without taking them away from their posts for lengthy in-service training sessions could allow for more frequent updating of skills without interrupting health care. However, research on the quality and acceptability of the training remains rare.

Jun 25, 2015

The State of the Social Service Workforce 2015 Report, released last week by the Global Social Service Workforce Alliance, demonstrates how gaps in workforce support and funding negatively affect the quality and effectiveness of social services, leading to missed opportunities for improving the wellbeing of the world’s most vulnerable populations. The report is a review of the social service workforce in 15 countries.

May 4, 2015

This monthly update from the HRH Global Resource Center provides information on the latest resources, improvements, and news from this digital library devoted to human resources for health (HRH).


Scaling Up Health Workforce Education and Training: Guide for Applying the Bottlenecks and Best Buys Approach

CapacityPlus’s Bottlenecks and Best Buys Approach is designed to help educational institutions identify obstacles to increasing the production of competent and qualified health workers that can be overcome through limited yet strategic investments. This guide identifies the stakeholders who should be involved, the steps in conducting a bottlenecks assessment, and a method for using the results to identify and build consensus on the most effective and affordable actions (best buys) for overcoming bottlenecks. It also provides tools and examples for strategic steps in the approach, such as engaging stakeholders, conducting a situation analysis, defining the school’s scale-up goal, leading group interviews, analyzing the results, and presenting the final bottlenecks and best buys report to external stakeholders and potential investors.

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Measurement and Accountability for Results in Health (MA4Health) Summit
June 9–11, Washington, DC

CapacityPlus will participate in this summit convened by USAID, the World Health Organization, and the World Bank Group. Decision-makers, thought leaders, and implementers will come together to advance a common agenda for post-2015 health measurement and to endorse Health Measurement and Accountability in the Post-2015 Era: A Common Roadmap. This document will set forth priorities and recommendations for measurement and enable countries to effectively measure and achieve their sustainable development goals. Use #MA4Health on Twitter to join the conversation.