CapacityPlus NewsletterJuly 2011
New Resource for Health Systems Strengthening

One of the challenges in health systems strengthening is measuring and evaluating the work. “You value what you measure, and measure what you value,” says Sara Pacqué-Margolis, coauthor of a new CapacityPlus resource. “You don’t pay attention to activities that you don’t monitor.”

Currently the metrics for health systems in general, and human resources for health (HRH) in particular, are not as well developed or disseminated as other public health areas, such as health service use. To address this need, the HRH Indicator Compendium provides a set of indicators from published sources on the key areas of HRH. Read more »

CapacityPlus News

Taking Steps to Retain Health Workers in Rural Laos

Half of the world’s population lives in rural areas, but they are served by only 24% of physicians and 38% of nurses worldwide, according to the WHO. Read more »

WHO Meeting on Health Workforce Observatories

CapacityPlus shared its work with stakeholder leadership groups at the World Health Organization’s Global Meeting of HRH Observatories. Read more »
Strengthening the Social Service Workforce

More than 75 participants from 15 countries participated in a webinar to explore how lessons learned from the global effort to strengthen HRH can benefit social service workforce development. Read more »
New Partnership Expands Health Workforce Knowledge

CapacityPlus's HRH Global Resource Center signed a formal partnership agreement with the University of New South Wales’ HRH Knowledge Hub. The intent of this partnership is to work collaboratively to share information and resources and to provide access to valuable HRH materials without duplicating efforts. Read more »

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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