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.

Building the “Educational Home”: Staying Connected to Alumni with MEPI Graduate Tracking in Ghana

This case study is part of the interactive ePlatform for the World Health Organization’s guidelines on transforming and scaling up health professionals’ education and training. CapacityPlus is collaborating with the Medical Education Partnership Initiative (MEPI) Coordinating Center, MEPI Physician Tracking Technical Working Group, and MEPI-supported medical schools in 11 African countries to develop resources and good practices for graduate tracking and to foster exchange through a regional graduate tracking network. The MEPI Connect graduate tracking software is helping African medical schools to remain connected with their graduates. Tracking allows institutions to assess the effectiveness of strategies to retain graduates at posts in underserved areas.

How Can FBOs Advance HRH and HSS More Effectively through Engagement with International Donors?

This presentation was given at the CapacityPlus knowledge-sharing and dissemination event, A Strong Health Workforce for Africa: Building Effective Partnerships with Faith-Based Organizations, held on October 27, 2014, at the National Press Club in Washington, DC.

Applying Stakeholder Leadership Group Guidelines in Ghana: A Case Study

Like many countries in sub-Saharan Africa, Ghana faces health worker shortages, limiting the country’s likelihood of meeting the Millennium Development Goals. Working together with the stakeholders and partners that make up the Ghanaian health care system, CapacityPlus supported the revitalization of the Ghana Health Workforce Observatory to address key human resources for health issues. This case study discusses the steps taken to revitalize the observatory through the application of Guidelines for Forming and Sustaining Human Resources for Health Stakeholder Leadership Groups. Success factors that contributed to the Observatory’s revitalization are highlighted, along with challenges, lessons learned, and recommendations.

West Africa’s Regional Approach to Strengthening Health Workforce Information

The West African Health Organization is implementing a regional approach to strengthening health workforce information systems, leveraging resources from CapacityPlus, other USAID-funded projects, donors, and global organizations. This technical brief provides an overview of this approach, highlights lessons learned, and provides recommendations for other regions and countries to adopt the approach.

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