mHero Updates Health Workers on Ebola in Real Time

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). Read more »

New Publication Spotlight: 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 essential for achieving national and global health goals. Effective policies to address workforce challenges, such as retention, should be informed by relevant data; however, the availability of evidence does not guarantee that it will be used for decision-making. A new CapacityPlus technical brief shows national stakeholders how to transform evidence into policy decisions and subsequent action. Read more »

New Publication Spotlight: Health Professional School Leadership and Health Sector Reform, Performance, and Practice

Health professional schools produce health workers, the major input in the health system. Yet in most countries, these schools are typically viewed as passive responders to national health policies and programs rather than as active participants. A new CapacityPlus technical brief makes the case for inclusion of school leaders in the formulation of health policy, in order for a country to respond to universal health coverage goals. Read more »

HRH Global Resource Center September 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 »

Advancing the Science and Practice of People-Centered Health Systems

CapacityPlus is sponsoring satellite events and participating in presentations at the Third Global Symposium on Health Systems Research in Cape Town, September 29–October 3. Read more »

Mobile Technology Can Equip Health Workers for Ebola Challenges Ahead

Two new mobile learning courses developed by CapacityPlus lead partner IntraHealth International offer specialized guidance on care and prevention for health workers in Ebola-affected areas, delivered through SMS text messages or through interactive voice response on simple mobile phones. Read more »

Knowledge Exchange among African Faith-Based Organizations Strengthens Health Workforce Management in Ghana

Samuel Nugblega is committed to supporting the people who provide health care to his fellow Ghanaians. “I have a passion for personnel development,” he says. “My key passion is to support people to grow.” As technical advisor of leadership, governance, and human resources for the Christian Health Association of Ghana (CHAG), Nugblega is in a position to do just that. Read more »

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