Health Workers in Ghana Strengthen Emergency Care

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Oct 7, 2014

A new CapacityPlus technical brief brings to light the efforts that African faith-based organizations are making to strengthen their health workforce and integrate into national health systems, with the goal of improving health outcomes.

Oct 3, 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).

Sep 10, 2014

IntraHealth International and UNICEF are joining forces to help Liberia’s Ministry of Health and Social Welfare communicate with health workers in real time as the country fights to contain the Ebola outbreak. They are combining two existing technologies—IntraHealth’s iHRIS software, which is supported by CapacityPlus, and UNICEF’s mobile phone SMS platform—into a powerful communication tool called mHero (Mobile Health Worker Ebola Response and Outreach).


Using Evidence for Human Resources for Health Decision-Making: An Example from Uganda on Health Workforce Recruitment and Retention

A strong and well-distributed health workforce is necessary for providing access to high-quality health care and achieving national and global health goals. Developing and implementing policies to effectively address health workforce challenges demands relevant data for evidence-based decision-making. This technical brief offers six recommendations to help national stakeholders transform evidence into policy decisions and subsequent action. Using an example from Uganda, the authors illustrate how the development and sharing of evidence can support decision-making for change in health workforce recruitment and retention policies, toward the aim of improving access to high-quality health care for the population.

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GETHealth Summit
November 13–14, Dublin, Ireland

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.”

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