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New Resource Spotlight: Human Resources Management Assessment Approach

Human resources management (HRM) is the integrated use of systems, policies, and practices that provide the range of functions needed to plan, produce, deploy, manage, and sustain the health workforce. HRM focuses on people: how they fit within a health system; how they are hired, trained, paid, and supported; and how they can be most effective. 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 »

New Resource Spotlight: Discrete Choice Experiment User Guide

How can policy-makers formulate appropriate responses to address shortages of health workers in remote and rural areas? A new publication produced through close collaboration among the World Health Organization (WHO), the World Bank, and CapacityPlus proposes an innovative methodology—the discrete choice experiment (DCE)—for measuring the strength of health workers’ preferences related to different job characteristics that can influence their decision to accept and remain in rural posts. Read more »

New WHO Resolution Aligns with CapacityPlus’s Information Systems Work

Recognizing the need for the seamless exchange of data within and between health information systems and the importance of such data to health decision-making and outcomes, the Executive Board of the World Health Organization (WHO) on January 28 recommended a resolution on eHealth standardization and interoperability for adoption by the 66th World Health Assembly when it meets in May. Read more »

iHRIS Software Included in WHO Compendium of Innovative Technologies

The World Health Organization (WHO) included iHRIS—the open source health workforce information software supported by CapacityPlus—in its 2012 compendium of innovative health technologies. The compendium includes more than 30 eHealth solutions and medical devices selected for their suitability for use in low-resource settings. Read more »

How a New Mobile Directory Is Helping Eliminate Unqualified Health Providers in Uganda

The Uganda Medical and Dental Practitioners Council aims to protect the health of Ugandans by requiring doctors and dentists to register and obtain an annual practicing license. Unfortunately, some of these health workers are not properly registered or do not hold a valid license. Worse, “quacks” are known to pose as medical practitioners and offer health services without the appropriate training. In the latest edition of CapacityPlus Voices, Eliminating Quacks and Improving Health Care in Uganda, the council’s registrar shares how a new mobile directory is helping curtail these practices. 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 »

New Tool Helps Countries Assess Uses and Sources of Health Worker Data

Without current, accurate data on health workers, countries can’t ensure that the right provider is in the right place with the right skills. A new resource, WHO Country Assessment Tool on the Uses and Sources for Human Resources for Health (HRH) Data, contains questions to help countries gather information on the uses, type, and quality of health worker data at the institutional level. Countries can use the resulting information to identify priorities and develop strategies to strengthen human resources information systems (HRIS) at the district, regional, or national level. Read more »

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