Resource Spotlight: Health Workforce Governance and Leadership Capacity in the African Region: HRH Units in Ministries of Health
The capacity to govern the health workforce agenda in the country for effective service delivery is crucial, especially in the context of shortages of qualified health workers. While many countries are making great strides in providing the required leadership, it is clear from field visits that health workforce interventions remain fragmented not only within the ministry of health, but also with related sectors that influence the availability and performance of the health workforce.
This report on the functioning of HRH units or departments in the ministry of health offers a window into what is generally observed as capacity challenges of the health workforce governance. The intention of this report is to use the results to advocate for strengthening the ministerial HRH function so that ministries of health can improve coordination with other sectors and partners to ensure better service delivery. [from foreword]
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The HRH Global Resource Center has other resources on this topic including:
- Strengthening Management and Leadership Practices to Increase Health-Service Delivery in Kenya: An Evidence-Based Approach
- Already We See the Difference: Strengthening District Health Workforce Leadership and Management in Uganda
- Systematic Review of the Links between Human Resource Management Practices and Performance
For additional resources on this topic, visit the Human Resources Management subject category.
Past Resource Spotlights
- Optimizing Performance and Quality
- Health Workforce Innovation: Accelerating Private Sector Responses to the Human Resources for Health Crisis
- Health Worker Perceptions of Mobile Phone Text-Messaging to Improve Malaria Case Management in Kenya