Resource Spotlight: HRH Country Monitoring
One of the challenges facing HRH development is having evidenced based information as a base for policy, planning and implementation. Having fact sheets on human resources for health is therefore a real achievement. The data presented here in 46 country fact sheets for all countries in the African Region was collected in a comprehensive HRH data collection exercise in 2005. The development of the questionnaires for this survey was coordinated in the African Regional Office in collaboration with counterparts in headquarters in Geneva. Data collection was routed through the WHO country offices. In most countries, the Ministry of Health was the main source for data. However many other partners such as statistical offices, professional registries and associations contributed to this survey and make it the most comprehensive data collection of health workforce data in Africa to date. These fact sheets provide general information such as total numbers and densities of the health workforce and distribution by cadre.
Fact sheets are available for Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Cote d’Ivoire, DRC Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Adapted from publisher’s description.
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The HRH Global Resource Center has other resources on this topic including:
- Health Systems in Transition Country Profiles
- Western Pacific Country Health Information Profiles
- Sources of Health Workforce Statistics
For additional resources on this topic, visit the Workforce Assessment subject category.
Past Resource Spotlights
- Towards Better Leadership and Management in Health Working Paper: Report on an International Consultation on Strengthening Leadership and Management in Low-Income Countries
- HRH Global Resource Center User Survey
- Providing the Providers — Remedying Africa's Shortage of Health Care Workers