Many developing countries face daunting obstacles to meeting the health care needs of their people. To ensure that the right health care provider is in the right place with the right skills, these countries require current, accurate data on human resources for health. A strong human resources information system (HRIS) enables health care leaders to quickly answer the key policy and management questions affecting health service delivery.
CapacityPlus supports the iHRIS Suite, free and open health workforce information software that supplies health sector leaders and managers with the information they need to assess HR problems, plan effective interventions, and evaluate those interventions. CapacityPlus builds on the HRIS strengthening work initiated by the Capacity Project.
In addition to software, CapacityPlus offers a program of technical assistance and expertise to ensure that the technology is transferred effectively and serves the ability of decision-makers to use data to lead and manage. This participatory approach results in systems that are appropriate for the context in which they are used and sustainable after the project's assistance ends.