Resource Spotlight: Effective Scale-Up: Avoiding the Same Old Traps
Despite progress in developing more effective training methodologies, training initiatives for health workers continue to experience common pitfalls that have beset the overall success and cost-effectiveness of these programs for decades. These pitfalls are now seen as aggravating the current crisis in human resources for health and impeding the effective scale-up of training and the potential impact of promising strategies such as task shifting to address health worker shortages.
Drawing on IntraHealth International’s lessons learned in designing reproductive health and HIV/AIDS training and performance improvement programs, this commentary discusses promising practices for strengthening human resources for health through more efficient and effective training and learning programs that avoid the same old traps. [adapted from abstract]
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The HRH Global Resource Center has other resources on this topic including:
- Best Practices in Training Private Providers
- Scaling Up, Saving Lives
- Educating and Training Health Workforce to Consolidate a Universal Health System
For additional resources on this topic, visit the Education and Training subject category.
Past Resource Spotlights
- Building Bridges: Home-Based Care Model for Supporting Older Careers of People Living with HIV/AIDS in Tanzania
- Incentives for Retaining and Motivating Health Workers in Pacific and Asian Countries
- Role of Leadership in HRH Development in Challenging Public Health Settings