CapacityPlus Newsletter--April 2015                                                                                         View in your browser
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Gender Equality in the Health Workforce
Promoting Gender Equality in the Health Workforce: An Advocacy Tool

Health workers save lives, but the world doesn’t have enough health workers to meet the global demand. Many countries are striving to strengthen their health workforce and improve health outcomes, but health leaders may not be aware of the ways in which gender discrimination is impeding their efforts.

Promoting Gender Equality in the Health Workforce is a new online advocacy tool that was field-tested in Cross River State, Nigeria. To get started, explore this interactive resource:
  • Examine the ways in which data can be used to identify gender inequalities and to make decisions on the type of advocacy and action needed.
  • Identify strategies that can be implemented in your context.  
Promoting Gender Equality in the Health Workforce
Improving Access to Care through Data
Mali Uses Health Workforce Data to Improve Access to Care for Those Most in Need

An equitable distribution of skilled health workers is vital for meeting the demand for family planning, ending preventable child and maternal deaths, and achieving an AIDS-free generation. Health workforce leaders need reliable data to inform evidence-based recruitment, deployment, and retention of health workers in the areas with the highest need.

In Mali, CapacityPlus partnered with the Ministry of Health and Public Hygiene to implement a customized version of iHRIS Manage, part of the iHRIS platform of free and open source health workforce information systems tools and software.

By strengthening the health system, this initiative is contributing to the goal of improving health outcomes and moving toward the country’s vision of high-quality health care for all. See results »
iHRIS training in Mali
Health students in Nigeria
Building a Strong Health System by Focusing on Health Workers

“I have a passion to help sick people,” says Oteng Gaopatwe, a nurse in Botswana. He loves “seeing all the people I have helped being relieved of their pain.”

Health workers like Oteng are the backbone of health systems. In order to plan effectively for training, recruitment, and retention, countries need access to current, up-to-date information about their health workforce.

CapacityPlus has been working with the Botswana Ministry of Health to strengthen the availability and use of health workforce data. Read more »
Health student in Ghana
Investing in the Next Generation of Health Workers

CapacityPlus and SHOPS presented a webinar on innovative investment options for health workforce education and training.

Access a recording of the webinar and view presentation slides.
HRH Global Resource Center

The latest resources and news from this digital library devoted to human resources for health. Read more »
On Our Blog

Looking Back and Encouraged to Press On for the Health Workforce in Africa
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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