Guidance on Recruitment of Community Health Workers

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Jul 23, 2014

Recruiting and selecting the most appropriate person to fill the role of a community health worker is a vital element of a functional local health system. Community health workers are often the only ones able to reach critical populations in underserved areas, and are key to providing family planning, HIV, and other essential services as countries move toward universal health coverage.

Jul 2, 2014

India, like many countries, is embracing the goal of universal health coverage—that all people can affordably access the health services they need. Health workers are vital to these efforts, of course, since health services don’t deliver themselves. Using data for decision-making, too, is critical.

Jul 1, 2014

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).


Establishing and Using Data Standards in Health Workforce Information Systems

Human resources information systems help countries track and support their health workforces. Information systems are successful when they support policy and management decisions and when those decisions lead to better health care—but success depends on the quality of the human resources for health (HRH) data going into the system. How can countries ensure the quality of their data? A new CapacityPlus technical brief discusses organizational, national, and international data standards that can help.

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Third Global Symposium on Health Systems Research
September 29 – October 3, Cape Town, South Africa

The theme of the Third Global Symposium on Health Systems Research is the science and practice of people-centered health systems, chosen to enable participants to address current and critical concerns of relevance across countries in all parts of the world. Researchers, policy-makers, funders, implementers, and other stakeholders from all regions and all socioeconomic levels will work together on the challenge of how to make health systems more responsive to the needs of individuals, families, and communities.

CapacityPlus is participating in a number of events and presentations: Read more »

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