The Asia-Pacific Action Alliance on Human Resources for Health (AAAH), a CapacityPlus associate partner, is hosting its 8th annual conference. This year’s theme is “Move Ahead: Strengthening Human Resources for Health Strategies and Action toward Universal Health Coverage in the Post-2015 Era.” CapacityPlus is providing support for the conference and will cohost a side event, “Framing a Global Strategy on Human Resources for Health: Health Labour Market Strategies to Enhance the Quality of the Health Workforce,” with the Global Health Workforce Alliance, USAID, World Health Organization, WHO/WPRO, JICA, and the World Bank Group on Tuesday, October 28.
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 »
The GETHealth Summit aims to bridge the health workforce gap in developing countries through new partnerships between innovators in global health education and information technology. CapacityPlus’s Rebecca Bailey will give an oral presentation, “Interactive Voice Response and Basic Mobile Phones: A Low-Cost Approach to Deliver Refresher Training to Health Workers,” and a poster presentation, “The Dean’s Dashboard: Strengthening School Management through Information and Informed Decision-Making.”
The conference’s theme is “Transforming Global Health Supply Chains for Improved Health Outcomes.” CapacityPlus will take part in a panel, “Strengthening Professionalism among Supply Chain Cadres: A Key Enabler of Performance Improvement,” along with People that Deliver, RESOLOG, JSI, and CDC.