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Serving Health Workers, Saving Lives
Placing health workers at the center of every effort, CapacityPlus helps partner countries achieve significant progress in addressing the health worker crisis.


Improving Rural Retention of Health Workers in the Lao People’s Democratic Republic
CapacityPlus’s Wanda Jaskiewicz participated in a technical workshop on improving rural retention of health workers in the Lao People’s Democratic Republic. Held June 21-25, the workshop was sponsored by the Ministry of Health and the World Health Organization. The World Health Organization has invited CapacityPlus to help apply the WHO global retention recommendations in country-specific settings. Read more »

New Initiative Encourages Countries to Address Health Workforce Challenges
CapacityPlus's Wilma Gormley assisted in designing and facilitating a workshop in Cairo, Egypt, held July 12–14, that launched a new initiative of the Global Health Workforce Alliance. The Country Coordination and Facilitation initiative will address human resources for health (HRH) challenges in 17 countries by helping national stakeholders to develop and implement HRH advocacy plans, develop and implement evidence-based and costed HRH strategic plans, and monitor implementation progress. Read more »
Work Climate Improvement: Addressing HIV in the Workplace
Although the HIV epidemic is widely recognized as one of the world’s largest public health crises, its effects on the health sector’s work environment and role in the global health worker shortage are often overlooked. HIV places great burdens on health systems to provide treatment and prevention, taxing critically low numbers of health workers—a population also reduced by HIV and AIDS—and introducing new workplace challenges related to occupational health and safety, stigma, and discrimination. Read more »

CapacityPlus Studies Schools’ Challenges to Produce Enough Nurses
The Nursing Education Partnership Initiative (NEPI)—the US Government’s unified program to address the underproduction of nursing professionals in developing countries—convened its partners for the first time in June in Washington, DC. NEPI’s goal is to assist in the nursing component of the US Government’s commitment to training 140,000 additional health workers in developing countries by 2015. Read more »

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Reflections on Health Workers at AIDS 2010

Bottlenecks: Addressing the AIDS Epidemic through Increasing Human Resources for Health


ECSACON 9th Scientific Conference and 3rd Quadrennial General Meeting
August 23-27, 2010, Lusaka, Zambia. The East, Central and Southern African College of Nursing (ECSACON) and its partners are hosting this conference, whose theme is Revitalising Primary Health Care and Achieving the Millennium Development Goals. A key sub-theme is Strengthening Human Resources for Health Management for Effective Health Services Delivery.
Featured Resources

HRH Action Framework
The HRH Action Framework assists governments and health managers to develop and implement strategies to achieve an effective and sustainable health workforce.

HRH Global Resource Center
The HRH Global Resource Center is a global library of human resources for health (HRH) resources focused on developing countries.

Global HRIS Strengthening
Our human resources information systems (HRIS) strengthening process fosters better understanding of the health workforce at the country level. Three Open Source software solutions are available for free download.

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Serving health workers, saving lives. CapacityPlus is the USAID-funded global project uniquely focused on the health workforce needed to achieve the Millennium Development Goals.

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).

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