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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 »

HRH Global Resource Center February 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 »

Strengthening Human Resources Management in Malawi

CapacityPlus is helping the Christian Health Association of Malawi (CHAM) strengthen human resources management (HRM) in affiliated health facilities, starting with the creation of HRM policy guidelines. Previously, CapacityPlus provided technical support for a week-long consultation with the Christian Health Association of Kenya on the development of its well-received HRM policy document. Read more »

Improving Health Worker Education in Malawi

Malawi’s vacancy rate for nursing and midwifery positions in the public sector is 65%, but producing more health workers to fill the gaps is no easy task. In the latest edition of CapacityPlus Voices, Nurses Needed: Partnering to Scale Up Health Worker Education in Malawi, Verah Nkosi shares her perspective as a nursing-midwifery student in her final year of training. Her story illustrates some common challenges for increasing the quantity and quality of graduates from health professional schools. Read more »

Uganda Launches National Health Workforce Information System Built on iHRIS

On February 7, the Uganda Ministry of Health (MOH) and USAID/Uganda jointly launched the country’s Human Resources for Health Information System (HRHIS), which provides up-to-date information on the country’s health workforce for evidence-based decision-making. Vice President Edward Kiwanuka Ssekandi presided over a launch ceremony at the Hotel Africana; Minister of Health Honorable Richard Nduhura delivered a speech and held a press conference. 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 »

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