Resource Spotlight: Physician Tracking in Sub-Saharan Africa: Current Initiatives and Opportunities
Physician tracking systems vary widely between countries - in data collected, frequency of data collection, and authority of the collecting body. However, momentum appears to be building to expand tracking systems and use these databases to support basic workforce planning activities as well as to advance the quality of health care through innovative practices.
This article argues that expanded data collection will be needed to maximize physician and other health workforce planning activities. [adapted from author]
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The HRH Global Resource Center has other resources on this topic including:
- Nursing Workforce Planning: Mapping the Policy Trail
- Human Resources and Financing for the Health Sector in Malawi
Past Resource Spotlights
- Effect of Ethiopia’s Health Extension Program on Maternal and Newborn Health Care Practices in 101 Rural Districts: A Dose-Response Study
- Applying the HRH Action Framework to Develop Sustainable Excellence in the Health Supply Chain Workforce
- Analysis of Human Resources for Health Strategies and Policies in 5 Countries in Sub-Saharan Africa in Response to GFATM and PEPFAR-Funded HIV Activities
Photo Credit: Pediatric doctors at Donka hospital reviewing mealses cases by Julien Harneis