CapacityPlus NewsletterOctober 2013
A Global Focus on the Role of the Health Worker

In November, CapacityPlus is playing a key role in two major conferences—one focused on human resources for health, and one on family planning. Their goals are intrinsically linked. Countries that have made the greatest progress in family planning have employed strategies that included strong community health workforces. The role of the health worker is crucial.

At each conference, visit CapacityPlus at the booth of our lead partner, IntraHealth International.
Third Global Forum on Human Resources for Health
November 10–13, Recife, Brazil

CapacityPlus will host a side event, Achieving HRH Commitments: Lessons Learned and Resources from CapacityPlus, on November 9 at 11:00 a.m. Other sessions with CapacityPlus participation include:
HRH Policies for Universal Health Coverage: Understanding Health Workforce Responses in a Dynamic Labor Market Context (November 9, 9:00 a.m.)
Promising Practices/New Tools: Strengthening the Health Workforce and Improving the Health Care Workforce: The Role of Academic Institutions (November 9, 4:00 p.m.)
Making the Most of Your HRH Investments: Using the WISN Tool for Determining Evidence-Based Staffing Requirements to Support HRH Planners and Policy-Makers (November 10, 9:00 a.m.)
How to Recruit and Retain Health Workers in Rural and Remote Areas in Developing Countries Using Discrete Choice Experiment to Inform Policy Design and Implementation (November 10, 11:00 a.m.)
Rising to the Challenge of Improving HRH for Supply Chains—The People that Deliver Initiative (November 10, 11:00 a.m.)

Sound Performance-Based Financing Management as a Step toward Universal Health Coverage (November 10, 11:00 a.m.)

Measuring Health Workforce Performance (November 12, 11:30 a.m.)
Innovations in HRH Information Systems (November 12, 11:30 a.m.)

Promoting and Managing Diversity of Health Workers for Universal Health Coverage (November 12, 4:30 p.m.)
Improving Health Worker In-Service Training Effectiveness, Efficiency, and Sustainability: Harvesting Good Practices and Lessons Learnt (November 13, 2:00 p.m.)
Advances in Strengthening Health Workforce Information, Monitoring, and Evaluation at the National Level (November 13, 4:00 p.m.)

International Conference on Family Planning
November 12–15, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

On November 14 CapacityPlus will present a panel, Family Planning: It Takes a Health Workforce, at 2:30, and will also give an oral presentation, Exploring Contraceptive Use Differentials in Sub-Saharan Africa through a Health Workforce Lens, at 2:30.

The CapacityPlus Partnership
IntraHealth International (lead partner), Abt Associates, IMA World Health, Liverpool Associates in Tropical Health (LATH), Training Resources Group, Inc. (TRG).

Associate Partners
African Population & Health Research Center (APHRC), Asia-Pacific Action Alliance on Human Resources for Health (AAAH), West African Institute of Post-Graduate Management Studies (CESAG), Partners in Population and Development (PPD).

The views expressed in this message do not necessarily reflect the views of the United States Agency for International Development or the United States Government.

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