CapacityPlus at the Prince Mahidol Award Conference

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Jan 27, 2015

To achieve universal health coverage and better health outcomes, the world needs more health workers. The global deficit of doctors, nurses, and midwives has reached over seven million, and could rise to 12.9 million by 2035. Educating and training an ample supply of new health workers, though, is hindered by a limited number of schools and the scarcity of resources to scale up their efforts.

CapacityPlus created the Bottlenecks and Best Buys Approach to help health professional schools pinpoint the obstacles they face in increasing the number of competent and qualified graduates, and then select priority challenges that can be overcome through limited yet strategic investments.

Jan 20, 2015

Dr. Kate Tulenko will represent CapacityPlus at the Prince Mahidol Award Conference 2015 in Bangkok, January 26–31. This year’s theme is “Global Health Post-2015: Accelerating Equity.”

Jan 8, 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).

Dec 30, 2014

Here are the ten most popular news articles and blog posts of 2014 on the CapacityPlus website. Topics range from Ebola, health worker education, and HR management to health worker information systems, workforce effectiveness, and eLearning.


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
Bangkok, Thailand

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.