CapacityPlus NewsletterAugust 2014
Mobile Tech Can Equip Health Workers for Ebola Challenges Ahead

Two new mobile learning courses offer specialized guidance on care and prevention for health workers in Ebola-affected areas, delivered through SMS text messages or through interactive voice response on simple mobile phones.

Health workers on the front lines of the Ebola response need not only equipment and supplies, but also targeted, high-quality, up-to-date information. Training on how to use new tools, care for clients, and protect themselves from infection are vital. Read more »

African Medical Schools Build Capacity

CapacityPlus contributed to a special supplement of Academic Medicine on progress made by the Medical Education Partnership Initiative (MEPI).

Funded by PEPFAR, MEPI aims to increase the capacity and quality of African medical education, improve retention of medical graduates, and promote regionally relevant research in sub-Saharan African medical schools through locally-led innovative programs.

Community-based education
CapacityPlus is collaborating with the MEPI Coordinating Center, MEPI Community-Based Education (CBE) Technical Working Group, and MEPI-supported medical schools in seven African countries with the aim of strengthening the schools’ capacity to define the objectives of CBE programs; apply relevant CBE models and practices; and monitor, evaluate, and continuously improve CBE programs. Read the article

Graduate tracking
CapacityPlus is collaborating with the MEPI Coordinating Center, MEPI Physician Tracking Technical Working Group, and MEPI-supported medical schools in 11 African countries to identify and/or develop resources and good practices for graduate tracking and to foster exchange through a regional graduate tracking network. Read the article

To learn more, check out the complete supplement.

Join Us at Global Symposium on Health Systems Research

CapacityPlus is sponsoring satellite events and participating in presentations at the Third Global Symposium on Health Systems Research in Cape Town, September 29–October 3.

See our complete list of CapacityPlus events and presentations and follow #HSR2014 on Twitter.

Ghana Spotlight

Samuel Nugblega is committed to supporting the people who provide health care to his fellow Ghanaians. “I have a passion for personnel development,” he says. “My key passion is to support people to grow.” As technical advisor of leadership, governance, and human resources for the Christian Health Association of Ghana, Nugblega is in a position to do just that. Read more »

HRH Global Resource Center

The HRH Global Resource Center is CapacityPlus’s digital library of human resources for health information. This monthly update  provides information on the latest resources, improvements, and news. Read more »

Knowledge Library

Better Data, Stronger Health Workforce: The Open Source iHRIS Approach

On Our Blog

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Third Global Symposium on Health Systems Research
September 29–October 3, Cape Town, South Africa

8th Asia-Pacific Action Alliance on HRH Conference
October 27–31, Weihai, China

The Network: Towards Unity For Health Annual Meeting
November 19–23, Fortaleza, Brazil

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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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