Led by IntraHealth International and partners, CapacityPlus is the USAID-funded global project uniquely focused on the health workforce needed to achieve the Millennium Development Goals.
A trained, motivated, and supported health workforce provides access to vital health information, services, and commodities. Yet there is a global shortage of 4.3 million health workers and the World Health Organization has named 57 countries facing a health worker crisis.
Placing health workers at the center of every effort, CapacityPlus helps countries achieve significant progress in addressing the health worker crisis while also having global impact through alliances with multilateral organizations. The project builds on the successful work of the Capacity Project, which worked in 47 countries.
CapacityPlus serves partner countries and multilaterals by offering state-of-the-art expertise, models, tools, training, and analyses adapted to each context. These services help countries move closer to having the right health worker in the right place with the right skills and support. The project works with public, nonprofit, faith-based, and for-profit organizations contributing to better human resources for health.
Through service and partnership, CapacityPlus accelerates progress toward national goals for improving maternal and child health, increasing access to family planning and reproductive health services, heightening access to HIV/AIDS services, and reducing the toll of malaria, tuberculosis, and other infectious diseases.
The objectives of CapacityPlus are in alignment with the Global Health Initiative’s integrated approach to public health and the US President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief.
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