The Knowledge library

Issue Briefs

Health Worker Education

How can countries scale up education of health workers to meet health care needs? This brief presents an overview of issues related to the production and training of health workers with suggested actions, key considerations, and resources. Also available in French.

Community Health Workers

How can countries more rapidly increase their health workforce? This brief presents an overview of issues related to community health workers and human resources for health along with suggested actions, key considerations, and resources. Also available in French.

Faith-Based Organizations

How can governments work with faith-based organizations (FBOs) to strengthen the health workforce? This brief presents an overview of the issue of FBOs and human resources for health along with suggested actions, key considerations, and resources. Also available in French.

Retention

What will motivate health workers to stay in rural areas? This brief presents an overview of the issue of retention along with suggested actions, key considerations, and resources. Also available in French and Spanish.

Human Resources Management

How can we strengthen the systems health workers need to function effectively? This brief presents an overview of the issue of HR management along with suggested actions, key considerations, and resources. Also available in French and Spanish.

Health Worker Information Systems

How can countries gather and use health workforce data to increase access to care? This brief presents an overview of the issue of health worker information systems along with suggested actions, key considerations, and resources. Also available in French and Spanish.