Resource Spotlight: Capacity Building: What Does It Mean? Millennium Development Goal 6: Malaria, HIV
This presentation was given as part of the Christian Health Association’s Conference: CHAs at a Crossroad Towards Achieving Health Millennium Development Goals. It provides an excellent overview of the challenges of Malaria and HIV/AIDS; discusses the human resource needs in light of these challenges; and how to build and maintain capacity. The author presents information on effective malaria interventions and details the Joint Uganda Malaria Training Programme. This model of malaria training influences both the management and control of malaria and is designed to improve quality of care for patients with malaria through building the capacity of health workers in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of malaria.
The presentation also discusses the human resource needs for ART and outlines a detailed training needs assessment for HIV/AIDS training performed in Uganda. The assessment identified specific skills and knowledge gaps that ART treatment providers face and the best training approaches to meet those needs in the short, medium and long term. Lastly, the autor talks about brain drain from Christian health services and how to sustain these services by adopting a capacity building model.
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The HRH Global Resource Center has other resources on this topic including:
- Capacity Building in an AIDS-Affected Health Care Institution: Mulanje Mission Hospital, Malawi
- Human Resources and HIV/AIDS: Advancing Health Workforce Capacity in Delivering Care, Treatment and Support
- Stepping Up Health Worker Capacity to Scale Up Services in Kenya
Past Resource Spotlights
- Health Sector Reforms and Human Resources for Health in Uganda and Bangladesh: Mechanisms of Effect
- Learning for Performance: a Guide and Toolkit for Health Worker Training and Education Programs
- Global HRIS Strengthening: iHRIS Software