CapacityPlusis sponsoring satellite events and participating in presentations at the Third Global Symposium on Health Systems Research. The theme of this year’s symposium is the science and practice of people-centered health systems. Researchers, policy-makers, funders, implementers, and other stakeholders will work together to make health systems more responsive to the needs of individuals, families, and communities. Use #HSR2014 on Twitter to contribute to the conversation. Read more »
The Asia-Pacific Action Alliance on Human Resources for Health (AAAH), a CapacityPlus associate partner, is hosting its 8th annual conference. CapacityPlus is providing support, including planning a side meeting on the human resources for health labor market in collaboration with the World Bank. This year’s theme is “Move Ahead: Strengthening Human Resources for Health Strategies and Action towards Universal Health Coverage in the Post-2015 Era.”
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. CapacityPlushas 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. Read more »
October 28–30, 2014 The Second People that Deliver Global Conference on Human Resources in Supply Chain Management Copenhagen, Denmark People that Deliver’s vision is “to build global and national capacity to implement evidence-based approaches to plan, finance, develop, support, and retain the national workforce needed for the effective, efficient, and sustainable management of health supply chains.” The theme of this year’s conference is “People Must Deliver: Workforce Excellence Is Essential for Sustainable Health Supply Chains.” The conference will showcase a variety of international and country-based activities. CapacityPlus’s Rebecca Bailey will participate in the conference as well as the People that Deliver board meeting. Read more »