Results from Six-Year Collaboration in Mali

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Aug 18, 2015

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).

Aug 17, 2015

IntraHealth International announces a major release of the iHRIS health workforce information software. Version 4.2 introduces changes to the core software that improve data presentation and usability.

iHRIS (pronounced “iris”) is a suite of free open source software specifically designed to supply low-resource countries with information to track, manage, deploy, and budget for their health workers. The iHRIS software has had 12 minor releases since version 4.1 was released in April 2012.

Aug 14, 2015
Education and training institutions around the globe are struggling to meet the increasing demand for more health workers who are capable of providing high-quality family planning, HIV/AIDS, and maternal and child health services to expanding populations. 
A more business-like approach to operating and managing these institutions would allow schools to produce greater numbers of competent and qualified graduates within current, marginally expanding, or even decreasing budgets. However, senior school leaders frequently rise to their positions through academic and clinical promotions, acquiring little formal management, administrative, or business training along the way. 
Aug 13, 2015

At an event in Bamako last month, CapacityPlus and the Ministry of Health and Public Hygiene shared key results of their six-year collaboration to strengthen Mali’s health workforce. Around 100 people attended the event where ministry officials and project staff highlighted the key role of health workers and successful human resources for health (HRH) approaches for building more resilient health systems and reaching more Malians with better quality health care.


Scaling Up Health Workforce Education and Training: Guide for Applying the Bottlenecks and Best Buys Approach

CapacityPlus’s Bottlenecks and Best Buys Approach is designed to help educational institutions identify obstacles to increasing the production of competent and qualified health workers that can be overcome through limited yet strategic investments. This guide identifies the stakeholders who should be involved, the steps in conducting a bottlenecks assessment, and a method for using the results to identify and build consensus on the most effective and affordable actions (best buys) for overcoming bottlenecks. It also provides tools and examples for strategic steps in the approach, such as engaging stakeholders, conducting a situation analysis, defining the school’s scale-up goal, leading group interviews, analyzing the results, and presenting the final bottlenecks and best buys report to external stakeholders and potential investors.

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