HRH Global Resource Center August Newsletter


10 Resources Added This Month

Providing the Providers - Remedying Africa's Shortage of Health Care Workers
Many African countries have begun attacking the problem by implementing innovative programs that may serve as models for other countries. Once effective pilot programs have been identified, scaling up will be the next hurdle: programs that are found to work on a small scale or in a particular environment may not be easy to expand or replicate. [adapted from author]

Advanced Training of Trainers
This training manual is designed to prepare trainers who already have skills as reproductive health trainers to proceed to a higher level of training implementation. This module prepares them to conduct a training needs assessment, develop detailed plans for training, develop and pilot test a training curriculum, conduct training using more advanced training techniques, conduct training follow up and evaluate training. [publisher's description]

Working for an Accessible, Motivated and Supported Health Workforce
The crisis in human resources for health (HRH) is an old problem which has developed right in front of us, and has now been exposed and accentuated by fresh forces. [author's description]

Guideline for Incorporating New Cadres of Health Workers to Increase Accessibility and Adherence to Antiretroviral Therapy
This guideline is for human resources planners and managers in the health sector and sets out the steps required to extend the health workforce by incorporating lay workers (field officers), especially in the delivery of antiretroviral therapy (ART) to home-based clients [from purpose]

Guideline for Outsourcing Human Resources Services to Make Antiretroviral Therapy Rapidly Available in Underserved Areas
This is a guideline to replicate and scale-up a human resources promising practice documented by the Capacity Project for outsourcing human resources services (HRS) to obtain a rapid increase and deployment of the health workforce, making HIV services available in a short period of time, especially in underserved areas. [from purpose]

Community Health Workers: Scaling Up Programmes
The author focuses on a community health worker (CHW) intervention in India, where state-wide CHW programs are under way as part of the National Rural Health Mission. The Mitanin program of Chhattisgarh state in India highlights the many dilemmas and possibilities in the scaling-up of such programs. [adapted from author]

Shortages and Shortcomings: the Maternal Health Workforce Crisis
Providing maternal care requires a viable and effective health workforce. In many countries, and certainly in all countries where maternal mortality is high, the size, skills and infrastructure of the workforce is inadequate... Apart from taking urgent corrective action on salaries and conditions, strategic decisions must be made in three areas: training, deployment, and retention of health workers. [author's description]

Towards Better Leadership and Management in Health Working Paper: Report on an International Consultation on Strengthening Leadership and Management in Low-Income Countries
This report is based on deliberations from an international consultation on strengthening leadership and management as an essential component to scaling health services to reach the Millennium Development Goals. The report describes a technical framework adopted by the consultation for approaching management development and sets out key principles for sustained and effective capacity building. [author's description]

People First: African Solutions to the Health Worker Crisis
This briefing draws on AMREF’s experience to look at three key issues: the importance of appropriate training, task-shifting to lower cadres of worker, and training and supporting community health workers (CHW) in order to bring health care closer to communities. [from executive summary]

Human Resource Management in the Georgian National Immunization Program: a Baseline Assessment
This paper describes the state of human resource management practices within the Georgian national immunization program in late 2004. [from abstract]

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