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Special Collection Makes Health Workforce Resources from Sudan Available to the Public

The HRH Global Resource Center launched a Special Collections feature that enables collaboration with projects, organizations, and groups working in the field of human resources for health (HRH) to provide access to key documents and tools. Read more »

HRH Global Resource Center April 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 »

Network of African Parliamentary Committees of Health to Focus on Health Workforce Issues

The steering committee of the Network of African Parliamentary Committees on Health (NEAPACOH) has decided that human resources for health (HRH) will be one of its main areas of focus for the next two years, along with maternal health, family planning, and health financing. The decision came at a meeting of the committee in Kampala, Uganda on April 12, hosted by CapacityPlus associate partner Partners in Population and Development (PPD). Read more »

Getting the Right Health Workers in the Right Places: Namibia Applies WISN Tool

One step in improving the accessibility and quality of health care is to establish what numbers and types of health workers are needed to match the volume of services in particular facilities. In Namibia, where staffing norms had not been revised in over 10 years, CapacityPlus is assisting the Ministry of Health and Social Services to use the Workload Indicators of Staffing Need (WISN) tool to estimate workload requirements for doctors, nurses, and pharmacists in all 13 regions of the country. Read more »

Who Are We Celebrating for World Health Worker Week? We’re Starting with Nadine from the DRC

CapacityPlus is celebrating health workers all week long, as part of the first ever World Health Worker Week! Throughout the week, global health organizations and projects will educate people on who health workers are and why they’re important. We’ll also advocate for taking actions to solve challenges and address the global health workforce shortage.

Each day we will feature amazing health workers from our “I’m a Health Worker” video series, which highlights how CapacityPlus places health workers at the center of our efforts to strengthen the health workforce. Embracing the World Health Organization’s broad definition, the videos feature health workers from lab technicians to nurses, midwives, and doctors to ministry officials. 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 »

Malik Jaffer Brings Health Workforce and Systems Expertise to CapacityPlus

IntraHealth International has named Malik Jaffer as CapacityPlus’s deputy director, human resources for health and health systems strengthening.

“We’re delighted that Malik is taking on this key position, and I’m confident that he will help us continue to create innovations for addressing the global health workforce crisis,” said Kate Tulenko, director of CapacityPlus and senior director for health systems innovation at IntraHealth. Read more »

Answering the Call: Honoring Female Health Workers on International Women’s Day

“It started a long time ago when I was still young,” recalls Mariam Louise Walusimbi. “I really had the passion to take care of the sick.” She’s now a critical care nurse in Uganda.

Mary Gitari’s heart was touched when she first caught a glimpse of nurses in their bright white uniforms. “When I visited the hospital,” she remembers, “I saw how beautiful the nurses looked, and how they were giving good care to their patients. I wanted to be one of them.” She’s now a nursing officer in Kenya. Read more »

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