Resource Spotlight: African Christian Health Associations: Joining Forces for Improving Human Resources for Health
Since 2000, many Christian Health Associations (CHAs) have become increasingly concerned that there are not enough qualified professional health staff at all levels of health provision. CHAs’ member facilities face out-migration of health workers, either from the faith-based organization (FBO) health care facilities to public or private facilities within the country, or to better opportunities abroad. With the increase in major donor funding and forgiveness of national debts, governments now have additional resources to change the personnel incentive packages in the public sector. FBO facilities cannot match these incentive packages because their traditional partners have changed their focus and no longer provide the level of financial and personnel (missionary) support as in the past. Therefore, the CHAs have been working to develop and implement alternative retention strategies to minimize out-migration. [from introduction]
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The HRH Global Resource Center has other resources on this topic including:
- Quest for Quality: Interventions to Improve Human Resources for Health among Faith-Based Organizations
- Challenges of Retaining Health Workers in the PNFP Sector: the Case of Uganda Catholic Health Network
- Key Piece of the Puzzle: Faith Based Health Services in Sub-Saharan Africa
For additional resources on this topic, visit the Faith Based Organizations subject category.
Past Resource Spotlights
- Health Workforce Development Planning in the Sultanate of Oman: a Case Study
- Human Resources and Financing for the Health Sector in Malawi
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