CapacityPlus NewsletterJanuary 2012
Understanding Health Worker Preferences

A new technical report, Toward Development of a Rural Retention Strategy in Lao People’s Democratic Republic: Understanding Health Worker Preferences, presents the results of a survey conducted by the Lao PDR Ministry of Health, in partnership with the WHO and CapacityPlus, using CapacityPlus’s rural retention survey toolkit.

CapacityPlus News

Growing the Global iHRIS Community

More than a dozen countries are implementing CapacityPlus’s open source iHRIS software, which provides information for health leaders to track, manage, and plan their health workforce. CapacityPlus is broadening a global community of people that can help support and sustain the software by offering “code bounties.” Read more »
Role of Community Members and Workers in Social Services

How can community members and workers contribute most effectively to ensuring social services for vulnerable children and families? More than 70 participants joined a webinar to consider key issues related to working with community members, including voluntarism, accountability, workloads, roles and responsibilities, and sustainability. Read more »

Utilizing Health Workforce Information and Mobile Phone Technology

The Uganda Medical and Dental Practitioners’ Council launched a mobile directory, which provides information Ugandans can use to seek health services from qualified health workers at qualified facilities. Read more »
Study Assesses Impact of New Route in Bolivia and Peru

Frontier areas along the border between Bolivia and Peru are now more accessible due to the completion of the transoceanic highway. Along with the commerce, migration, and truck traffic spurred by the highway will come likely increases in the incidence of HIV, tuberculosis, and other communicable diseases. 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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