Faith-Based Organizations

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.

Achieving HRH Commitments: Lessons Learned and Resources from CapacityPlus

This presentation was given at the Third Global Forum on Human Resources for Health in Recife, Brazil, during the CapacityPlus side session on November 9, 2013. Project leaders shared innovative resources and lessons learned from their application at the country level in the areas of health workforce planning, production, management, performance, and retention.

Les organisations confessionnelles

Comment les gouvernements peuvent-ils travailler avec les organisations confessionnelles pour renforcer le personnel de santé ?

Faith-Based Organizations

How can governments work with faith-based organizations (FBOs) to strengthen the health workforce? This brief presents an overview of the issue of FBOs and human resources for health along with suggested actions, key considerations, and resources. Also available in French.

Organisations confessionnelles: Utilisation de la gestion des RH pour soutenir le personnel de santé

Le Dr. Samuel Mwenda, le président de la Plateforme des associations sanitaires chrétiennes d’Afrique (ACHAP) et secrétaire général de l’Association sanitaire chrétienne du Kenya, et Doris Mwarey, spécialiste régionale en ressources humaines pour le compte de l’ACHAP, débattent du rôle de la gestion des RH pour les organisations confessionnelles.

Faith-Based Organizations: Using HR Management to Support Health Workers

Dr. Samuel Mwenda, chairman of the Africa Christian Health Associations Platform (ACHAP) and general secretary of the Christian Health Association of Kenya, and Doris Mwarey, ACHAP's regional HR specialist, discuss the role of human resources management for faith-based organizations. Also available in French.

Supporting Health Worker Performance with Effective Supervision

Shares the Capacity Project's performance support intervention model, analyzes the variations in results and includes recommendations for implementing and scaling up interventions.

Training Health Workers in Africa: Documenting Faith-Based Organizations’ Contributions

Provides information on preservice and in-service trainings offered by faith-based organizations, with a focus on nursing and midwifery pre-service training in Malawi, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia.

Global Partnerships: Strengthening Human Resources for Health Approaches Together

Provides a retrospective view of the Capacity Project’s contributions and recommendations in the area of global partnering.

Strengthening the Role of Faith-Based Organizations in Human Resources for Health Initiatives

Describes the Capacity Project’s contributions to strengthening Christian Health Associations’ HR systems, and provides recommendations for working with the faith-based sector.

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