Health Worker Retention Assessment Results Presented in Uganda

In November, George Mgomella, from CapacityPlus associate partner African Population & Health Research Center, and Grace Chee, from partner Abt Associates, presented the results of the Uganda health worker retention preference survey to representatives from several ministries, faith-based organizations, and other partners. Read more »

CapacityPlus Article on Innovative Retention Tool Published in International Hospital Federation Journal

The International Hospital Federation’s quarterly journal World Hospitals and Health Services published a CapacityPlus article, “Retaining hospital workers: A rapid methodology to determine incentive packages.” Authors are Wanda Jaskiewicz, Kate Tulenko, and Laura Wurts of lead partner IntraHealth International, Peter Rockers, a CapacityPlus consultant from the Harvard School of Public Health, and George Mgomella of associate partner African Population & Health Research Center. Read more »

Social Welfare Workforce Conference Focuses on Strengthening Care for Children

CapacityPlus staff James McCaffery will lead several sessions on social work education and training at the Social Welfare Workforce Strengthening Conference in Cape Town, South Africa, November 15-18. McCaffery will moderate a panel on Systematic Approaches to Workforce Strengthening, facilitate a skills lab on Developing the Workforce, and cofacilitate a session on Providing Feedback to the Social Welfare Workforce Strengthening Framework. Read more »

Key Challenges in Scaling Up the Global Health Workforce—and Some Solutions

How can countries increase the number of qualified health workers and improve their performance? How can they attract health workers to serve in rural areas? On November 3, CapacityPlus's James McCaffery and others discussed key challenges in scaling up the global health workforce. Read more »

Ghana's Health Schools Assessed for Preservice Education Improvements

On a recent visit to Ghana, CapacityPlus staff Paul Marsden and consultant Anne Wilson found that preservice education programs are now enrolling the highest number of students in history, with some institutions operating at full intake capacity. Read more »

Assessment Recommends Ways to Strengthen Kenya’s Health Training System

Kenya is taking steps to strengthen its health training systems so that graduates can provide the care needed to improve health outcomes of the Kenyan people, toward Vision 2030. Preliminary findings of a performance needs assessment conducted in public, faith-based, and private-sector health facilities and training institutions were released at an event on September 29. Read more »

CapacityPlus Presents Top Innovation at HIV/AIDS Meeting

The USAID Office of HIV/AIDS (OHA) Partners Planning Committee selected CapacityPlus’s “Rapid Design of Evidence Based Retention Packages” as the number one abstract for OHA’s recent semiannual partner meeting. In preparation for the innovation-themed meeting, the 22 OHA implementing partners submitted over 50 abstracts describing their most innovative approaches. Read more »

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