Using Evidence for Human Resources for Health Decision-Making: An Example from Uganda on Health Workforce Recruitment and Retention
A strong and well-distributed health workforce is necessary for providing access to high-quality health care and achieving national and global health goals. Developing and implementing policies to effectively address health workforce challenges demands relevant data for evidence-based decision-making. This technical brief offers six recommendations to help national stakeholders transform evidence into policy decisions and subsequent action. Using an example from Uganda, the authors illustrate how the development and sharing of evidence can support decision-making for change in health workforce recruitment and retention policies, toward the aim of improving access to high-quality health care for the population.
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Monday, October 27, 2014
A Strong Health Workforce for Africa: Building Effective Partnerships with Faith-Based Organizations
Washington, DC, 9:00 a.m.–1:30 p.m.
Faith-based organizations (FBOs) play a vital role in providing health care in Africa. They own and operate 30 to 70 percent of health facilities in many countries and contribute greatly to the training of health workers. FBOs are especially effective in reaching rural, hard-to-reach, and underserved communities.
Leaders, managers, and frontline health workers confront similar health workforce challenges in the FBO context as do their counterparts in the public sector: high vacancy rates, low retention and productivity, inappropriate skills mix, and low motivation. CapacityPlus has engaged the FBO community in many countries to overcome these challenges through strengthened systems.
Join CapacityPlus for an interactive morning to present and share the role and best practices of FBOs and advance the dialogue for overcoming key challenges to scaling up Africa’s health workforce for better health services and outcomes.
National Press Club, First Amendment Lounge
529 14th Street NW, 13th floor
Washington, DC 20045 | Directions
Lunch is included
RSVP. Inquiries: Dana Singleton