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Gender and Health Systems Strengthening

This free course on the Global Health eLearning Center is authored by CapacityPlus’s Constance Newman of IntraHealth International. The course is intended to assist USAID field-based health officers, foreign service nationals, and US government partners to promote gender equality and women’s empowerment in health systems strengthening efforts. By the end of the course, the learner will understand how health systems components interact with each other, how gender plays a role in each health systems component, and how to address these gender issues in health systems strengthening activities in order to improve health and social outcomes. CapacityPlus’s Crystal Ng and Ann Yang of IntraHealth International served as course managers along with Nandini Jayarajan and Lisa Mwaikambo of JHU∙CCP.

Human Resources for Health in Context

This presentation was given at the CapacityPlus knowledge-sharing and dissemination event, Better Data, Stronger Health Workforce: The Open Source iHRIS Approach, held on May 6, 2014, at the National Press Club in Washington, DC.

The Medical Education Partnership Initiative: Evaluating Community-Based Medical Education Programs: Workshop Report

In collaboration with the MEPI community-based education technical working group, CapacityPlus and the MEPI coordinating center conducted a community-based education evaluation workshop in Kampala, Uganda, April 1–3, 2014. The workshop brought together representatives from 11 MEPI-supported institutions and consortiums in 7 countries.

iHRIS Open Source, Data, and Sustainability

This presentation was given at the CapacityPlus knowledge-sharing and dissemination event, Better Data, Stronger Health Workforce: The Open Source iHRIS Approach, held on May 6, 2014, at the National Press Club in Washington, DC.

Health Workforce Productivity Analysis and Improvement Toolkit

Given the global health worker crisis, there is a critical need to improve the productivity of the existing health workforce and maximize service delivery efficiencies to ensure quality family planning, reproductive health, HIV and AIDS, maternal and child health, and other services and further progress toward universal health coverage. Read more »

Better Data, Stronger Health Workforce: The Open Source iHRIS Approach

An overview of the free open source iHRIS platform of health workforce information tools and software. The iHRIS software suite consists of five interoperable applications that allow health workforce leaders and managers to plan, develop, and manage a health workforce efficiently and effectively to meet national or institutional health objectives.

CapacityPlus hosted a knowledge-sharing and dissemination event at the National Press Club in Washington, DC, on May 6. The program showcased iHRIS, the leading open source software for tracking and managing data on the health workforce. Through a combination of presentations by USAID and CapacityPlus, interactive roundtable discussions, software demonstrations, and a moderated question-and-answer session, participants experienced each of the five iHRIS applications (Manage, Train, Qualify, Plan, Retain), learned about success stories resulting from countries using iHRIS, and discussed the power of open source approaches for maximizing local ownership, capacity-building, innovation, and partnership. Read the related news and access videos and presentations: Read more »

Introduction to Health Workforce Productivity

Given the global health worker crisis, there is a critical need to improve the productivity of the existing health workforce and maximize service delivery efficiencies to ensure quality family planning, reproductive health, HIV and AIDS, maternal and child health, and other services and further progress toward universal health coverage. This eLearning course explores the productivity of health workers at the facility level; it does not explore the productivity of an entire health system. Read more »

iHRIS in Action: Challenge and Response

This presentation was given at the CapacityPlus knowledge-sharing and dissemination event, Better Data, Stronger Health Workforce: The Open Source iHRIS Approach, held on May 6, 2014, at the National Press Club in Washington, DC.

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