Serious Fun: Health Workforce Planning and Management in Botswana

Health workforce management and planning is serious business, but it can be fun too! Health decisions-makers at the Botswana Ministry of Health recently cut loose during their annual Back-to-School Day. CapacityPlus’s Twaha Kabocho was in the country and captured the photo below.

Botswana Ministry of Health employees dressed as students for Back-to-School Day

Twaha visited the Ministry for several weeks to teach HR managers and data clerks how to use the open source iHRIS software. The Ministry is using iHRIS Manage, iHRIS Qualify, and iHRIS Train to track in-service and preservice training of health workers who provide HIV care and services, as well as to inform overall health workforce policy and planning.

He also built capacity for the Ministry’s IT staff to support and update the software. Here are three IT technicians that now keep iHRIS humming.

IT technicians from the IT department at the MoH

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Photos by Twaha Kabocho