Latest Version of iHRIS Improves Data Security and Quality, Empowers Health Workers

CapacityPlus announces new releases of iHRIS Manage and iHRIS Qualify. The core products of the open source iHRIS suite of software, iHRIS Manage maintains health worker deployment, management, and attrition information while iHRIS Qualify tracks training, certification, and licensure. Read more »

iHRIS: Tracking over 475,000 Health Workers Worldwide

The world needs approximately 4.3 million additional health workers. Africa alone needs 1.4 million more. Having the right number of health workers, however, is not enough. How can countries ensure their health workers are in the right positions to care for their populations, and how can countries plan for future needs? Read more »

Developing Guidelines for Scaling Up and Transforming Health Professional Education

Strengthening the ability of health professional schools to produce greater numbers of better qualified, more relevant graduates is critical for addressing the health workforce crisis. Many schools, however, are not able to produce the quantity and quality of graduates needed to deliver priority health services, where they are needed most, in order to achieve universal access to health care. Read more »

HRH Global Resource Center March 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 »

Conducting HR Management Training in the Dominican Republic

How can country health leaders improve the working environment for health workers, so they perform more effectively? In the Dominican Republic, the Ministry of Health is taking steps to improve its human resources management (HRM), which includes how health workers are hired, trained, paid, and supported, and how they can be most productive. Read more »

HRH Global Resource Center Launches Health Worker Policy Advocacy Collection

The HRH Global Resource Center (GRC) has launched its policy advocacy collection on health workforce issues. This important and often under-recognized area is a key component of addressing the health workforce crisis. The following new resources support policy advocacy work: Read more »

New Publication Spotlight: Interview with Wanda Jaskiewicz on Toward Development of a Rural Retention Strategy in Lao People’s Democratic Republic

As in many countries, Lao People’s Democratic Republic (PDR) faces challenges in attracting and retaining health workers to serve in rural and remote areas. A new technical report from CapacityPlus details the application of the project’s rapid retention survey toolkit to estimate which incentives Laotian health workers and health professional students would most prefer in deciding whether to accept or remain in a rural posting. Read more »

How Can Governments Work with Faith-Based Organizations to Strengthen the Health Workforce?

CapacityPlus announces the publication of Issue Brief #4, Faith-Based Organizations. This brief presents an overview of the issue of FBOs and human resources for health along with suggested actions, key considerations, and resources. Read more »

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