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

To achieve universal health coverage and better health outcomes, the world needs more health workers. The global deficit of doctors, nurses, and midwives has reached over seven million, and could rise to 12.9 million by 2035. Educating and training an ample supply of new health workers, though, is hindered by a limited number of schools and the scarcity of resources to scale up their efforts.

CapacityPlus created the Bottlenecks and Best Buys Approach to help health professional schools pinpoint the obstacles they face in increasing the number of competent and qualified graduates, and then select priority challenges that can be overcome through limited yet strategic investments. Read more »

CapacityPlus to Present on Health Workforce Strengthening at Prince Mahidol Award Conference

Dr. Kate Tulenko will represent CapacityPlus at the Prince Mahidol Award Conference 2015 in Bangkok, January 26–31. This year’s theme is “Global Health Post-2015: Accelerating Equity.” Read more »

HRH Global Resource Center January Update

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). Read more »

Most Popular News and Blog Posts of 2014

Here are the ten most popular news articles and blog posts of 2014 on the CapacityPlus website. Topics range from Ebola, health worker education, and HR management to health worker information systems, workforce effectiveness, and eLearning. Read more »

CapacityPlus’s Partnership with the Dominican Republic Lauded as a Best Practice in Health Systems Strengthening

On December 22, the Office of Health Systems in USAID’s Global Health Bureau announced its Top Ten Health Systems Strengthening Cases. CapacityPlus’s collaboration with the Dominican Republic was chosen from among more than 145 submitted cases. Read more »

New Publication Spotlight: The Composition of the Social Service Workforce in HIV/AIDS-Affected Contexts

A new CapacityPlus publication presents data and recommendations related to a vital segment of countries’ human resources for health. Social service workers are a key component of health teams, and they play an invaluable role in supporting, protecting, and advocating for vulnerable children and families. Read more »

HRH Global Resource Center December Update

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). Read more »

Dominican Republic Improves Access to Health Services by Strengthening Human Resources Management

In the Dominican Republic, the Ministry of Health is improving access to high-quality health services by focusing on the health workforce and, in particular, the systems used to manage these valuable human resources. One important outcome has been the discovery of a large number of people on the payroll who were no longer working. The money saved by cleaning the payroll is being reinvested in the health sector. Read more »

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