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Overcoming Human Resources for Health Constraints for the Delivery of Quality HIV Services

Over the past six years, the USAID- and PEPFAR-funded global CapacityPlus project has assisted PEPFAR countries to identify and address human resources for health (HRH) challenges to accelerate progress toward national HIV goals and the vision of an AIDS-free generation.There are many approaches, achievements, and lessons learned from CapacityPlus’s work that can be leveraged to advance implementation of the PEPFAR 3.0 agenda and the new PEPFAR HRH strategy. This technical brief presents these for each objective of the PEPFAR HRH strategy.

Strengthening the Health Workforce for Improved Services: Results and Lessons Learned from CapacityPlus 2009-2015

The CapacityPlus final report details the project’s achievements in supporting country-led progress in health professional education, human resources management and leadership, use of health workforce data for decision-making, health workforce retention and productivity, professionalizing under-recognized cadres of health workers, monitoring and evaluation, and addressing gender equality in health systems.

CapacityPlus Overview: End-of-Project Event

An overview presentation on the project's results and lessons learned delivered at the CapacityPlus end-of-project event in Arlington, Virginia, on September 17, 2015.

CapacityPlus End-of-Project Event Agenda

Agenda for the CapacityPlus end-of-project event on September 17, 2015, in Arlington, Virginia.

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.

Transitioning Health Care Worker Support: A Resource Framework from the PEPFAR Experience

To expand access to HIV/AIDS prevention, care, and treatment services, the US President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) has been partially or wholly supporting health workers in over 30 countries. To assist PEPFAR country teams to work with stakeholders and transition health worker support to country-owned entities, USAID and CapacityPlus conducted key informant interviews in countries where transition was underway. The interviews led to the development of the Health Care Worker Transition Framework and an interactive website that compiles key questions, case studies, lessons learned, tools, and resources to encourage PEPFAR country team engagement and discussions on transition. Recognizing that the transition process is complex and nonlinear, five interlinked components should be incorporated according to context: stakeholder engagement, strategic information, finance, policy, and human resources management. Presented at the 20th International AIDS Conference in Melbourne, Australia, on July 24, 2014, this poster summarizes the five elements of the framework along with key questions and sample resources.

Human Resources for Health in Context

This presentation was given at the CapacityPlus knowledge-sharing and dissemination event, Better Data, Stronger Health Workforce: The Open Source iHRIS Approach, held on May 6, 2014, at the National Press Club in Washington, DC.

Medical Education Partnership Initiative Community-Based Education Evaluation Workshop: Day 1

This presentation was given during the first day of the Medical Education Partnership Initiative Community-Based Education (CBE) Evaluation Workshop, which was held on April 1–3, 2014, in Kampala, Uganda. In collaboration with the MEPI community-based education technical working group, CapacityPlus and the MEPI Coordinating Center conducted the workshop. Representatives from 11 MEPI-supported institutions and consortiums in seven countries shared good practices for CBE evaluation, drafted school-specific program evaluation plans, and strengthened the CBE community of practice.