CapacityPlus Launches Technical Brief Series with Population Growth and the Global Health Workforce Crisis

CapacityPlus announces its first technical brief, Population growth and the global health workforce crisis, by Sara Pacqué-Margolis, Carie Muntifering, Crystal Ng, and Shaun Noronha. This data-rich brief examines the potential impact of population growth on countries’ efforts to improve access to health workers, and recommends an approach that will help meet families’ health needs while mitigating the health workforce crisis. Read more »

Sharing Information and Tools for Health Systems Strengthening

CapacityPlus contributed to knowledge-sharing at the Fall meeting of the Bureau of Global Health Cooperating Agencies Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Working Group, held on November 3 in Washington, DC. Following a plenary discussion on health systems strengthening in the Global Health Initiative, CapacityPlus’s Sara Pacqué-Margolis gave an introduction to the Tools Fair for Health Systems-Related Measurement and Assessment. Read more »

Uganda Prepares for Health Worker Compensation Study

What motivates health workers to remain in their posts in low-resource countries? Labor market economic theory suggests that health worker retention is influenced by monetary compensation, but unfortunately there is little known about what is received by different types of health workers in different sectors, locations, and facilities. Baseline salaries are sometimes complemented by additional allowances and benefits, which are not always standardized, and vary across health worker cadres and locations. Read more »

iHRIS Retain Used to Cost Health Worker Retention Incentives in Lao PDR

In September, Grace Chee from CapacityPlus partner Abt Associates traveled to the Lao People’s Democratic Republic (PDR) to assist the Ministry of Health in costing retention incentive packages for health workers through a field-test of iHRIS Retain. Read more »

HRH Global Resource Center October 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 »

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 »

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