iHRIS Qualify: A Tool for Tracking Health Professionals and Their Qualifications

An overview of iHRIS Qualify, the health professional training, licensing, and certification component of the iHRIS Suite.

Spaced Education: An Innovative Learning Methodology to Support Health Workforces

An overview of CapacityPlus's collaboration with on eLearning courses that educate health workers on topics that are contextually significant.

Scaling Up Health Worker Production: The Bottlenecks and Best Buys Approach

Countries need to rapidly scale up the production of health workers in order to ensure universal access to health care and address the global shortage of over four million doctors, nurses, midwives, and support workers. In many cases, small but targeted investments in the preservice education of health workers can lead to measurable increases in the production of qualified and competent graduates. This technical brief presents an overview of an approach to help identify critical bottlenecks to providing quality preservice education and prioritize affordable actions for increasing the quantity of graduates while maintaining or improving the quality of education.

Innovative Financing Options for the Preservice Education of Health Professionals

Many developing countries are making significant investments to increase the number of health workers available to provide care to growing populations. However, the available funding is far short of what is required. For these countries to train and produce a health workforce sufficient to meet the populations’ needs, new sources of funding for health worker education need to be found. To address this problem, CapacityPlus partnered with the International Finance Corporation, the World Bank, and the Global Health Workforce Alliance in an exploration of innovative financing of health worker education. This technical brief presents a summary of the forms of financing proposed or documented through this process.

A Mixed Method Approach to Identifying Bottlenecks in the Production of Health Workers

Provision of quality health services starts with health workers and the training they receive. Given resource limitations, it is essential to ensure that investments in preservice education are the most efficient and effective in producing quality health workers. Presented at the Second Global Symposium on Health Systems Research in Beijing on November 2, 2012, this poster describes results from a needs assessment at six institutions in Mali using a mixed method approach to identify the key bottlenecks to providing quality preservice education in family planning and reproductive health for nurses and midwives.

Outil d’estimation du coût de la formation initiale

Un aperçu de l’outil détaillant les coûts actuels de la formation initiale et estimant le coût des interventions visant à améliorer et à étendre la formation aux professions médicales et au métier d’infirmier dans un pays donné.

Preservice Education Costing Tool

An overview of a tool that will provide current costs of preservice education and cost estimates of interventions to improve and scale-up medical and nursing education in a given country. Also available in French.

iHRIS Qualify: Uma Ferramenta para Efectuar o Registo dos Profissionais de Saúde e das Suas Qualificações

Portuguese translation of an overview of iHRIS Qualify, the health professional training, licensing, and certification component of the iHRIS Suite.

Strengthening Preservice Education Institutions: Strategies for Scaling Up Health Worker Production

An overview of innovative strategies to increase the production of health professionals.

Innovative Financing for Preservice Education

A brief summary of some innovative forms of financing for health professional schools to consider. The full version is available as CapacityPlus Technical Brief #8.

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