Planning, Developing and Supporting the Health Workforce: Human Resources for Health Action Workshop, January 17-20, 2006, Johannesburg, South Africa (CD)




Capacity Project


As a key contribution toward increasing human capacity in national health systems, the Capacity Project is hosting a series of Human Resources for Health (HRH) Action Workshops. The initial workshop—held in Johannesburg in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme/Southern Africa Capacity Initiative (UNDP/SACI)—facilitated the exchange of knowledge and best practices in planning, developing and supporting the health workforce.

The three and one-half day workshop brought together 38 HRH leaders from 11 countries (Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Namibia, Rwanda, Sudan, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia). Almost all of the participants are senior HR directors or practitioners working at the operational level within the Ministry of Health in their respective countries. Two representatives from faith-based organizations also attended. The Capacity Project organizers took great care to identify two to four optimal participants from each country. This was achieved through consultation with Capacity Project field staff, USAID Missions and Project and global partners. These national colleagues worked together during the workshop, shared their experiences and identified how new information and ideas would be applied after they returned home. [From Executive Summary]

This CD-ROM/Website provides information about the Workshop, including a summary, the agenda and supporting resources.


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