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Promising Practices to Build HR Capacity in HIV Strategic Information
The resource document “Promising Practices to Build Human Resources Capacity in HIV Strategic Information,” developed by the Capacity Project with support from USAID and the PEPFAR Monitoring and Evaluation Technical Working Group, is now available online. Download the document and its supporting materials from the Global HIV M&E Information website
Excerpt: Countries addressing HIV epidemics must first lay the cornerstone for evidence-based planning and decision-making by gathering strategic information (SI) from national monitoring and evaluation (M&E) systems. While national governments and development partners have made significant progress towards building national HIV M&E systems to support an effective and efficient response to HIV, few countries have the human resources needed to comprehensively monitor and evaluate HIV programs. Building national SI/M&E capacity requires supportive human resources for health policies, organizational and leadership development and individual technical capacity development.
Upon request from the PEPFAR M&E Technical Working Group, the Capacity Project identified and documented promising practices to plan, develop and support national human resources in HIV-related SI/M&E. This compilation of promising approaches from a wide range of countries adds to recent global M&E system strengthening guidance by the UNAIDS Monitoring and Evaluation Research Group (MERG) and other groups and is intended for use in the creation of country plans to strengthen the capacity of the workforce to support a fully functional, national M&E system to ensure strategic information for HIV/AIDS programming.
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Uganda Ministry of Health Takes Next Steps with HRH Retention Strategy
Stakeholders from the Uganda Ministry of Health, universities, faith-based organizations, and other partners participated in meetings in July led by CapacityPlus staff member Wanda Jaskiewicz. They discussed and planned for field testing of a rapid rural retention assessment tool and a retention strategy costing tool. Read more »

Helping Nigeria to Track Certification and Licensing of Nurses and Midwives
CapacityPlus is working closely with the West African Health Organization to support the implementation of iHRIS Qualify—a health professional certification and licensing system—for the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria. Read more »
Moving Ahead with the Second Global Forum on Human Resources for Health
From July 26-28, CapacityPlus leaders took part in a coordinators’ meeting in Tokyo to contribute to planning the Global Health Workforce Alliance Second Global Forum on Human Resources for Health. Read more »
CapacityPlus Paper on HR Information Systems Presented at Health Workforce Conference
A paper by CapacityPlus’s Dykki Settle, Carl Leitner, Carol Bales, and consultant George Blair, “Using Routine Human Resources Information Systems (HRIS) to Manage, Measure, and Monitor the Health Workforce,” was presented at the International Conference on Research in Human Resources for Health. Read more »

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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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