Introducing Carie Muntifering, Monitoring, Evaluation, and Research Advisor

In September, Carie Muntifering joined IntraHealth International’s Washington, DC office as monitoring, evaluation, and research advisor for CapacityPlus. Read more »

Highlighting Health Workers’ Contribution to Family Planning and Reproductive Health

From September 27-29, Partners in Population and Development Africa Regional Office (PPD ARO) hosted a Regional Meeting of the Southern and Eastern Africa Alliance of Parliamentary Committees on Health (SEAPACOH). Held in Kampala, Uganda, the meeting focused on the theme of “Repositioning family planning and reproductive health in the southern and eastern Africa region: Lessons learnt, challenges, and opportunities.” A CapacityPlus associate partner, PPD is an intergovernmental initiative created to expand and improve South-to-South collaboration in reproductive health, population, and development. Read more »

Creating Legislation for Health Careers in the Dominican Republic

In the Dominican Republic, CapacityPlus is helping strengthen the human resources management systems needed for the health workforce to perform effectively. Part of this work includes developing new legislation for health worker career paths. On September 7, with assistance from CapacityPlus and the Ministry of Public Administration, the Ministry of Public Health conducted a forum to review the draft legislation. Eighty-seven participants from national health associations, Congress, major political parties, and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) took part in the forum. Read more »

Webinar Explores Models for Training Frontline Social Service Workers

Well-trained frontline health workers are essential to address the social service needs of vulnerable children and their families. But what are the best models for providing basic skills training to this workforce, which relies on a variety of paid and unpaid workers, including community members? More than 80 participants from 11 countries participated in a webinar hosted by the Social Service Workforce Strengthening Alliance via CapacityPlus on September 8 to hear about and discuss three best-practice models for extending the social service workforce. 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 »

CapacityPlus Releases New Versions of Health Worker Information Systems Software

The CapacityPlus iHRIS team is pleased to announce the release of iHRIS Manage and iHRIS Qualify 4.0.18. Part of the iHRIS Suite of software, iHRIS Manage maintains health worker deployment, performance, and attrition information while iHRIS Qualify tracks training, certification, and licensure. Read more »

Regional Champion of Open Source iHRIS Software Shares Successes and Lessons Learned

Professor Kayode Odusote works with countries in West Africa to track, manage, and plan their health workforce using CapacityPlus’s iHRIS software. Recently he traveled to the US from his home country of Nigeria to share successes and lessons learned. Read more »

Increasing Access to Care by Asking Health Workers What They Want

In Lao People’s Democratic Republic (PDR), health workers are concentrated in cities while more than 80 percent of the population lives in rural areas. As in many countries, attracting health workers to rural posts—and retaining them—is a challenge. Read more »

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