Understanding and Valuing the Broader Health System Benefits of Uganda’s National Human Resources for Health Information System Investment

This case study describes Uganda’s Human Resources for Health Information System (HRHIS), implemented with support from the Uganda Capacity Program and CapacityPlus, and documents perceptions of its impact on the health labor market against the backdrop of the costs of implementation. Through interviews with end users and implementers in six different settings, the article documents pre-implementation data challenges and considers how the HRHIS has been perceived to affect human resources decision-making and the health care employment environment.

Building Human Resources for Health Governance and Leadership Capacity at the Country Level: Approaches, Results, and Recommendations

CapacityPlus used three types of leadership approaches—thought leadership, community leadership, and implementing for results leadership—to develop HRH governance and leadership capacity at the country level. Presented at the Prince Mahidol Award Conference in Bangkok (January 26–31, 2015), this poster summarizes the results and outputs achieved in the Dominican Republic, Ghana, Nigeria, and Uganda.

Using Evidence for Human Resources for Health Decision-Making: An Example from Uganda on Health Workforce Recruitment and Retention

A strong and well-distributed health workforce is necessary for providing access to high-quality health care and achieving national and global health goals. Developing and implementing policies to effectively address health workforce challenges demands relevant data for evidence-based decision-making. This technical brief offers six recommendations to help national stakeholders transform evidence into policy decisions and subsequent action. Using an example from Uganda, the authors illustrate how the development and sharing of evidence can support decision-making for change in health workforce recruitment and retention policies, toward the aim of improving access to high-quality health care for the population.

The Medical Education Partnership Initiative: Evaluating Community-Based Medical Education Programs: Workshop Report

In collaboration with the MEPI community-based education technical working group, CapacityPlus and the MEPI coordinating center conducted a community-based education evaluation workshop in Kampala, Uganda, April 1–3, 2014. The workshop brought together representatives from 11 MEPI-supported institutions and consortiums in 7 countries.

“That’s Improvement!”: Uganda Focuses on Health Workers

In this short video, meet three Ugandan health workers who love their jobs. Agnes, Habiba, and Alex find joy in serving their clients, but they face many challenges—and there are simply not enough health workers to meet the demand. To improve health services, Uganda is focusing on the people that provide quality care. These efforts are paying off and service delivery has improved. Other countries can access the tools and approaches that Uganda has successfully used. The related website section includes stories, photos, and links to resources.

Creating an Enabling Environment for Human Resources for Health Program Implementation in Three African Countries

Over the past decade, global and national health leaders have increasingly recognized the importance of investing in human resources for health (HRH) in order to scale up service delivery and meet the Millennium Development Goals. This prioritization has resulted in increased attention to and funding for HRH. Despite these advances, insufficient progress has been made in implementing HRH interventions to improve access to qualified health workers. Therefore, this qualitative study was conducted to determine the factors that define the enabling environment for successful implementation of HRH interventions in three countries: Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda.

Eliminating Quacks and Improving Health Care in Uganda

The Uganda Medical and Dental Practitioners Council requires doctors and dentists to register and obtain an annual practicing license. Unfortunately “quacks” pose as medical practitioners, offering services without the appropriate training. Dr. Ssentongo Katumba, registrar of the council, explains how a new mobile directory based on mobile technology and the iHRIS software is helping the council identify quacks, as well as helping Ugandans seek services from qualified health workers.

Designing Evidence-Based Incentive Strategies for Health Worker Retention

Many countries struggle to attract and retain sufficient numbers and types of health workers to provide quality services in rural and remote areas. Ministries of health often rely on external partners to develop the evidence base for formulating retention strategies, use less rigorous methodologies, or forego data altogether when making policy decisions. Presented at the Second Global Symposium on Health Systems Research in Beijing on November 1, 2012, this poster describes two new tools—the Rapid Retention Survey Toolkit and the iHRIS Retain costing tool for retention interventions—and related results from Ministry of Health surveys in Lao People’s Democratic Republic and Uganda.

Successes and Challenges: Implementing Health Workforce Strengthening Interventions in Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania

Human resources for health (HRH) is a relatively young field. As such, less is known about how to successfully implement health workforce interventions than is known about other types of health interventions (e.g., service delivery) with a longer history of implementation. Presented at the Second Global Symposium on Health Systems Research in Beijing on November 2, 2012, this poster describes results from a qualitative study with staff from USAID-funded HRH projects in Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania led by IntraHealth International, which was conducted in recognition of the need for a more systematic approach to understanding the challenges and success factors in implementing HRH interventions.

« Nous voyons déjà la différence » : Renforcement du leadership et de la gestion des effectifs sanitaires des districts en Ouganda

Les participants à un cours sur le leadership et la gestion des ressources humaines pour la santé en Ouganda partagent leur point de vue sur un programme devant les aider à surmonter les défis rencontrés par les effectifs sanitaires au niveau des districts.

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