CapacityPlus NewsletterMay 2013
Successful Health Workforce Strengthening
What contributes to successful implementation of interventions to strengthen the health workforce?

A new CapacityPlus publication, Creating an Enabling Environment for Human Resources for Health Program Implementation in Three African Countries, identifies three key focus areas that may make the difference—advocacy, partnerships, and technical expertise.

CapacityPlus undertook a qualitative study to determine the factors that define an enabling environment for successful implementation of human resources for health (HRH) programs. The authors make specific recommendations in each key focus area. Read more »

News and Views

Network of African Parliamentary Committees of Health to Focus on Health Workforce Issues

The steering committee of the Network of African Parliamentary Committees on Health has decided that HRH will be one of its main areas of focus for the next two years. Read more »
Harnessing mLearning for Training Health Workers

In this age of rapidly emerging technologies, how can we improve the way we provide training to health workers? This is the question CapacityPlus is trying to answer with our mLearning work in Senegal. Read more »

Special Collection Makes Health Workforce Resources from Sudan Available to the Public

The HRH Global Resource Center launched a Special Collections feature that enables collaboration with projects, organizations, and groups working in the field of HRH to provide access to key documents and tools. Read more »
Uganda Stakeholders Plan to Expand and Sustain Health Workforce Information System

Uganda's Human Resources for Health Information System started in 2006, as the registration and licensure registry in the Uganda Nursing and Midwifery Council. Read more »
More Nurses in the Right Places

“I became a health worker to help our brothers and sisters, everyone who’s sick,” says Nurse Alphonsine Nyangé, who works in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. From May 18–23, CapacityPlus will take part in the ICN Quadrennial Congress. Read more »

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Namibia Spotlight

One step in improving the accessibility and quality of health care is to establish what numbers and types of health workers are needed to match the volume of services in particular facilities. In Namibia, where staffing norms had not been revised in over 10 years, CapacityPlus is assisting the Ministry of Health and Social Services to use the Workload Indicators of Staffing Need (WISN) tool to estimate workload requirements for doctors, nurses, and pharmacists in all 13 regions of the country. Read more »

Resources in French

Outils de rétention des prestataires en milieu rural
La formation du personnel de santé
Les agents de santé communautaires
Les organisations confessionnelles

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"I'm a Health Worker"

Samuel Nugblega, Ghana
Samuel shares his passion for helping his country create more wealth by improving health.
Leonard Onana, Cameroon
Leonard talks about helping low-income people access health care and receive quality services.

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ICN 25th Quadrennial Congress
May 18–23, Melbourne

International Conference on Social Implications of Computers in Developing Countries
May 19–22, Ocho Rios

Women Deliver 2013
May 28–30, Kuala Lumpur

Launch of the Global Social Service Workforce Alliance
June 6–7, webinar

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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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