Oct. 27: Partnering with FBOs for a Strong Health Workforce

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LATEST NEWS

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).

NEW PUBLICATION

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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EVENTS

Monday, October 27, 2014
A Strong Health Workforce for Africa: Building Effective Partnerships with Faith-Based Organizations
Washington, DC, 9:00 a.m.–1:30 p.m.

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. CapacityPlus has 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.

National Press Club, First Amendment Lounge
529 14th Street NW, 13th floor
Washington, DC 20045 | Directions
Lunch is included
 
RSVP. Inquiries: Dana Singleton

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