Educating the Health Librarians in Africa Today: Competencies, Skills and Attitudes Required in a Changing Health Environment

The objectives of this study were to establish the extent to which information science schools in Kenya offered courses that imparted competencies and skills required by health information professionals; and to establish a range of competencies, skills and attitudes required by health librarians in Kenya in order to be effective in the changing health environment. [from introduction]

Enhancing the Quality of Clinical Clerkships in a Resource Limited Settings Medical School: Northern Tanzania

To reduce healthcare worker shortages in sub-Saharan Africa, medical schools have increased enrolment. However, this
expansion has not been accompanied by adequate increases in faculty size or physical infrastructure.
Consequently, classes are overcrowded, and may lead to reduction in the quality of training, especially during clinical clerkships. Aiming to expose medical students to rural working environments and reduce overcrowding at the
main teaching hospital, in 2012 Kilimanjaro Christian Medical University College(KCMUCo) introduced a 12-week clerkship

Designing a KM Strategy that Fits Your Needs

Aligning strategies and priorities between external (client programs) and internal (organizational) KM is challenging. Save the Children’s Department of Global Health has recently completed the design of several different KM strategies at the organizational, project, and country office levels. During this session, we’ll talk about the processes and resources used to develop those strategies and the many lessons learned. We’ll also discuss the general outlines of the strategies, which you can consider when designing strategies for your own project or organization.

Towards an Health Sciences Education Charter: Building an India Relevant Paradigm

It is hoped that this background paper supported by the interactive discussions at the convention will help all of us including the People’s Council of Education to initiate a strong countervailing process and movement which will stimulate a re-thinking in the direction content and relevance of health sciences education in the country making it more relevant to people’s needs and health for All. [from introduction]

Developing a Human Resources for Health (HRH) Effort Index to Measure Country-Level Inputs in HRH

Current indicators used to measure efforts and progress in HRH are limited and often unreliable. These limitations constrain country, donor, and program efforts to identify and address gaps in HRH and to track progress over time. CapacityPlus developed the HRH Effort Index to enable countries, program implementers, and donors to more readily assess and measure national HRH inputs and potentially to predict workforce performance, service use, and quality. [from abstract]

The Health Workforce Information Ecosystem: Strengthening Connections between Health Workforce Information Domains and e/mHealth Technologies

Presented at the GETHealth Summit in Dublin, Ireland (November 13–14, 2014), this poster describes work to develop a new data exchange standard, Care Services Discovery. This technology is open and collaborative, available for support by a wide variety of technologies, including iHRIS, DHIS 2, and UNICEF’s RapidPro platform. Open source technologies and open standards approaches make a formidable combination to address information needs. [from introduction]

The Dean’s Dashboard: Strengthening School Management through Information and Informed Decision-Making

When aligned with a school’s strategic planning efforts, the Dean’s Dashboard offers the potential for regular reports on progress toward strategic goals as well as management information in a form that is easily accessible to institutional leaders. As an open source application, it is an affordable tool for information management and presentation. [from introduction]

Violence Against Healthcare Workers

The objective of SICOT is “to promote the advancement of the science and art of orthopaedics and traumatology at international level in particular for the improvement of patient care; to foster and develop teaching, research and education; to facilitate and encourage exchange of professional experience and to promote good fellowship among its members.” [from introduction]

Using Performance-Based Financing (PBF) to Motivate Health Commodity Supply Chain Improvement at a Central Medical Store in Mozambique

The predominant model of public health commodity supply chains in developing countries is one dominated by a central medical store (CMS). In this model, the CMS plays the pivotal role of procurement, storage and warehousing of all health commodities before they are distributed to the next level in the supply chain. Challenges with technical and organization capacity at the CMS level has led to longstanding difficulties in creating sustainable performance improvements in several countries.

The Medical Education Partnership Initiative: Report of an eLearning Strategic Plan Development Workshop

In collaboration with the MEPI eLearning technical working group, CapacityPlus and the MEPI coordinating center organized and conducted a workshop to complete draft eLearning strategic plans for MEPI-supported institutions, share knowledge and experiences, and build a supportive network of eLearning collaborators. The workshop, which was held in Gaborone, Botswana, February 24–27, 2014, brought together representatives from 11 MEPI-supported schools and one MEPI consortium. [from publisher]

Transforming and Scaling Up Health Workforce Education and Training for Health Equity

CapacityPlus hosted a knowledge-sharing and dissemination event at the National Press Club in Washington, DC, on March 18. The three-hour program featured presentations on key messages from the 2014 Prince Mahidol Award Conference, which focused on transformative learning for health equity; the World Health Organization’s recommendations for health worker education and retention; and innovative approaches and tools developed by CapacityPlus in collaboration with global and national partners.

Updates on the Agenda for Transforming Health Worker Education and Training for Health Equity

This presentation was given at the CapacityPlus knowledge-sharing and dissemination event, Transforming and Scaling Up Health Workforce Education and Training for Health Equity, held on March 18, 2014, at the National Press Club in Washington, DC. [from publisher]

Reforming Health Education Institutions to Eliminate Gender Discrimination

CapacityPlus compiled and analyzed literature on gender discrimination in higher education, including health worker preservice education. Additional information was gathered by contacting institution staff and reviewing institutional websites. Presented at the 2014 Prince Mahidol Award Conference in Pattaya, Thailand on January 27–31, 2014, this poster summarizes the review, highlights lessons learned by the Kenya Medical Training College, and recommends key actions that stakeholders can take at institutional and governmental levels to counter gender discrimination.

Supporting Country-Led Efforts to Recruit and Retain Health Workers and Improve Their Productivity

CapacityPlus, with the USAID ASSIST Project and the World Bank, cohosted a knowledge-sharing and dissemination event at the National Press Club in Washington, DC, on February 18. The three-hour program focused on the latest evidence from country applications of innovations to strengthen health workforce recruitment, retention, and productivity. [from introduction]

One Student, One Family Program: Health Sciences Fostering Communities and Professionals

This presentation outlines the methodology, aims and results of a highly successful and innovative program of pre-service health education at Lurio University that links future health professionals with the community by assigning each student to a family. The student monitors the family’s health status and analyzes the social, economic and cultural aspects impacting on the individuals’s and family health such as education and nutrition.

In-Depth Expoloration of Health Worker Supervision in Malawi and Tanzania

This presentation from the Irish Forum for Global Health 2012 outlines research that explored the perceptions of district health management teams in Tanzania and Malawi on their role as supervisors and the challenges to effective supervision at the district level. [adapted from author]

Professionalizing the Social Service Workforce: The Role of Licensing

Each of the presentations from this webinar was followed by a brief question and answer session. Many questions centered on the specifics of each speaker’s experience working with their respective associations and local challenges to promoting these reforms. Other questions related to raising public awareness of the social service workforce and the role of government support to implementing systems for regulation, certification, and licensing. [adapted from publisher]

Social Service Workforce Strengthening and Human Resources for Health (HRH): Lessons Learned from Healthcare Workforce Strengthening Work

This document combines the presentations from the first Social Service Workforce Strengthening Webinar series. It includes: Health Workforce Strengthening efforts: Progress and Challenges; Global Health Workforce Strengthening Initiative; and Local Health Workforce Strengthening Initiative. [adapted from author]

From Dream to Reality: The National HRH Observatory Sudan Success Story

This presentation from the Irish Forum for Global Health Conference provides a background on development of observatories, and outlines the achievements, challenges and prospects of the HRH observatory in Sudan. [adapted from author]

Human Resources for Public Health Research: A Latino Perspective

This presentation discusses the the characteristics of public health research in Latin America which are poorly known in terms of scale, subjects of study, sources of funding and human resources for development. [adapted from author]

Human Resources for Health Research (HRHR) Perspectives

This presentation outlines the need for and way forward to building human resources for health research capacity for system strengthening in Africa.

Management and Organization of Health Professionals, and Health Human Resource Management in China

This presentation provides a background to China’s health workforce by category, the current situation of the health workforce and the challenges and latest responses. [adapted from author]

Quantifying the Role of Private Health Providers in HIV Testing: Analysis of Data from 18 Countries

This research study sought to answer questions regarding HIV/AIDS testing in the private sector such as percentage private sector tests, frequency of private sector testing in comparison to other services, and impact of wealth quintile on selection of private sector testing. [adapted from publisher]

Achieving Excellence in the Supply Chain Workforce: The People that Deliver Global Partnership

This resource contains recorded presentations from a satellite event at the XIX International AIDS Conference featuring experts in health workforce and supply chain management who discussed strengthening and professionalizing the supply chain workforce.

HRH Is the Critical Factor for Health Care Accessibility, Equity, Quality

This presentation outlines the status of all level of human resources for health in India and the importance of HRH to service delivery.

Which Doctor for Primary Health Care? Two Studies from Chhattisgarh, India

This presentation outlines two studies concerning the recruitment and retention of health workers in underserved areas. [adapted from author]

Improving Service Delivery through Measuring Rate of Absenteeism in 30 Health Centres in Tonk District of Rajasthan, India

The objective of the study defined in this report was to evolve a community-based model of monitoring absenteeism in public health centres that can induce demand accountability of service providers, along with measuring the rate of their absenteeism and the satisfaction of the beneficiaries, and to do evidence-based advocacy for adopting the model and improving the service delivery. [from abstract]

Scaling Up and Transforming Health Professional Education

This short presentation introduces innovations along the health worker education pipeline, transformative scale up of health professional education, and the definitions and processes of producing health worker education guidelines and recommendations. [adapted from author]

Scaling Up Family Planning Services in Africa through Christian Health Systems: Challenges and Opportunities

This presentation introduces the Africa Christian Health Association (CHA) Platform, CHA health service coverage; challenges to family planning services; and opportunities and strategies for scaling up family planning and reproductive health services through CHA health workers. [adapted from author]

Are You Moonlighting? Using an Item Count Technique to Measure the Prevalence of Dual Job Practice in the Health Sector: A Case Study from Benin

This presentation on moonlighting in the health sector in Benin presents the results of a study which measured the extent of dual job practice in the health sector. [adapted from author]