Monitoring Health Inequality: An Essential Step for Achieving Health Equity

This booklet communicates fundamental concepts about the importance of health inequality monitoring, using text, figures, maps and videos. This report illustrates four general principles pertaining to health inequalities are highlighted: health inequalities are widespread; health inequality is multidimensional; benchmarking puts changes in inequality in context; and, health inequalities inform policy. [Adapted from introduction]

The Ottawa Hospital and Ottawa Inner City Health: The Population Health Approach in Action

What does the population health approach in action look like in the health care context? This study looks at applying a population health approach in a health care setting. The study articulates the merits of applying a population health approach and brings to light associated barriers and opportunities. It also features patient- and program-level perspectives and population health insights from senior health care leaders at The Ottawa Hospital who were instrumental in establishing OICH.[from introduction]

New Analysis Shows How the Private Sector Can Help Sustain HIV Responses

Recent analysis by the SHOPS project shows that the private health sector could help country governments sustain national HIV responses. SHOPS used national health accounts data to track how HIV funds flow through the health systems in Côte d’Ivoire, Kenya, Malawi, and Namibia, and identified ways that donors and the government can better work with the private health sector. [from introduction]

Scholarship Ceremony at the Gao Nursing School in Mali

To help make it possible for nursing and midwifery students to continue (or begin) their training, CapacityPlus provided 204 financial scholarships to the students most in need. On December 18, 2013, the school hosted a ceremony to award scholarships to recipients—who comprise 37% of the student body—and to receive new equipment and supplies

Central Malawi District Hospital Surgical Capacity Assessment

Presentation on assessment of surgical need, surgical personnel, infrastructure and supplies in Central Malawi. [adapted from author]

Supportive Supervision of Supply Chain Personnel

A nine-minute video that provides practical advice and tips for management-level staff on how to be an effective, supportive supervisor for supply chain activities. [adapted from introduction]

For problems accessing the video, please contact the Global Resource Center: hrhresourcecenter [at]

Strengthening Social Service Systems through Cross-Sectoral Collaboration: Multidisciplinary Teams in Communities and Local Health Facilities

This webinar discusses multidisciplinary teams in communities and local health facilities. A summary and a complete recording are available.

Supporting the Social Service Workforce: Attracting and Retaining Workers in Underserved Areas

The Global Social Service Workforce Alliance hosted this webinar to discuss tools for attracting and supporting the social service workforce in underserved areas. The complete recording, transcript and a compilation of related resources is available.

HRH Training Module

This free training module is designed for people who wish to acquire introductory knowledge about HRH. It provides an overview of related topics that forms the larger context of HRH. It is also designed to serve as a refresher module to those who have more advanced knowledge in HRH.

Human Resources for Health in Uganda: Dispatches from the Field

This 54 minute video shares a presentation from Uganda’s Dr. Edward Mukooza. Drawing on his first-hand experience of serving as principal of the International Christian Medical Institute and of training and mentoring hundreds of health workers currently working at all levels of Uganda’s health system, Dr. Mukooza addresses the current status of human resources for health in Uganda. [adapted from publisher

That's Improvement: Uganda Focuses on Health Workers

In this short video, Ugandan health workers, managers, and leaders show how the country’s efforts to strengthen its health workforce and increase access to quality care are paying off—and how service delivery has improved. [adapted from publisher]

What I Want Is Simple

The White Ribbon Alliance in Tanzania have produced this short, 4 minute film to improve the public perception of midwives and mobilize support for advocacy targeting improvements in the working conditions of midwives. [from publisher]

Ram Shrestha Discusses Community Health Systems Strengthening Framework

Ram Shrestha’s 5.5 minute video advocates linking the formal health systems of the national government with the informal systems of the community groups in order for everyone to benefit from wider coverage of health services and improved health outcomes. [adapted from publisher]

Hope for Health Workers in India

This 5 minute video tells the story of Claire, a midwife from Harlow, who visited the slums of Delhi and rural clinics in Rajasthan to see what life is like for her Indian colleagues and saw the difference that innovative projects and passionate staff can make for mothers and babies. [adapted from publisher]

Could You Be a Health Worker in Liberia?

This 6 minute video tells the story of six British health workers that went to Liberia to see what life was like for their African colleagues. In a country recovering from civil war, they met doctors, nurses and midwives doing everything they could to save children’s lives. [adapted from publisher]

Increasing Human Resources for Health

In this short, 2 minute video, Charmaine Pattinson of the Clinton Health Access Initiative discusses the need for increasing human resources for health in the developing world. [from publisher]

Mountain Midwives of Vietnam

The infant and maternal mortality rates in the mountainous regions of northern Vietnam are 10 times higher than the national average. This 25 minute film tells the story of a Hmong ethnic minority midwife who has been trained to provide maternal care to her community in the isolated Chi Ca commune. [from publisher]

Community Health Workers Lead the Way in Niger

In this 7 minute video, UNICEF reports on a programme to train community health workers to provide life-saving services in the hardest-to-reach places in Niger. [adapted from publisher]

Community Health Workers Save Children in Mali

This 7 minute video presents the issues of HRH in Mali and a program to train community health workers to provide life-saving services in the hardest-to-reach places in Mali. [adapted from publisher]

Strengthening Human Resources for Health in Cote d'Ivoire

This 4.5 minute video talks about the HRH issues and the importance of strengthening HRH for health services in Cote d’Ivoire and a Health Systems 20/20 project that worked with in-country partners to improve production of health workers, create incentives to motivate health workers to move to the underserved north, and build health management capacity. [adapted from publisher]

Women Deliver Delegates on the Importance of Skilled Health Workers

This 3 minute video is from the 2013 Women Deliver conference where Save the Children’s EVERY ONE campaign spoke with Dr. Muhammad Ali Pate, Minister of State for Health, Nigeria; Anuradha Gupta, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Health, India and Dr. Awa Coll-Seck, Minister of Health, Senegal on why trained health workers are critical to achieving the Millenium Development Goals.

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]

Increase in Skilled Midwives in Afghanistan Leads to More Women Surviving Childbirth

This 3 minute video discusses the improvement in maternal mortality rates due to the training and incentive programs that have increased the number of midwives to provide maternal care.

Designing Evidence-Based Incentives to Attract and Retain Health Workers Using the Rapid Retention Survey Toolkit

This free online course, developed by the HRH Global Resource Center and CapacityPlus, is based on the Rapid Retention Survey Toolkit. This course will orient participants on how to use a rapid discrete choice experiment methodology to design evidence-based incentives to attract and retain health workers in rural and remote areas. [from publisher]

Strengthening Human Resources for Health in Cote d'Ivoire

This short (4:38 minutes) video shares information about the Health Systems 20/20 assessment of the health system in Cote d’Ivoire. Based on the findings, the project worked with in-country partners to improve production of health workers, create incentives to motivate health workers to move to the underserved north, and build health management capacity. [from publisher]

I'm a Health Worker

This video series from CapacityPlus has short, informal interviews with health workers in different countries to help users learn about the issues and inspirations of those working at the frontline of health service delivery.

Health Information Systems to Improve Quality of Care in Resource-Poor Settings

This free online course is a collaborative offering of Sana, Partners in Health, and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI). The goal of this course is the development of innovations in information systems for developing countries that will translate into improvement in health outcomes, strengthen the existing organizational infrastructure, and create a collaborative ecosystem to maximize the value of these innovations. The course offers video lectures and links to projects, examples and course materials. [adapted from publisher]

Finding, Organizing and Using Health Information: A Training Manual for Students, Researchers and Health Workers in Africa

Whether you are a doctor, a nurse, an allied health professional or a medical librarian, this manual provides answers to the most crucial questions that arise while searching for health information. The manual covers topics such as: available information sources, tools and techniques for searching the web, intellectual property rights, managing and storing information, and evaluating information for accuracy. The resource also includes video guides for each module.[adapted from author]

Global Health Worker Crisis

This interactive infographic illustrates the statistics for countries with critical health worker shortages as defined by the World Health Organization. [adapted from publisher]

Migration of the Global Health Workforce

This five minute video outlines the issues and problems of health worker migration from the perspective of the health worker, the population and the countries involved in the global health workforce. It also outlines the progress being made and the way forward.