Resource Type: Presentation Authors: Health Finance & Governance Project Published: August 2018 Resource Description: The earthquake of 2010, and cholera epidemic soon after, strained Haiti’s already fragile health system. These crises sharpened the need for improved management and financing for health. Haiti’s Ministry of Public Health and Population (Ministère de la Santé Publique et de […]
Resource Type: Brief Authors: Sarah Dominis, Kate Greene and Ffyona Patel Published: March 2018 Resource Description: Achieving country commitments to universal health coverage requires maximizing the efficiency and effectiveness of the health workforce. The Health Finance and Governance (HFG) project supported country governments to optimize the quality and efficiency of the health labor market through […]
Until now, incomplete and out-of-date health workforce data has made it difficult for Haiti’s Ministry of Health (MSPP) to address this challenge. The last known census of the health workforce occurred in 2008, before the 2010 earthquake that devastated Haiti’s already fragile public health infrastructure. Without reliable health workforce data, the MSPP’s Directorate of Human […]
This article was originally published in the May 2016 issue of Human Resources for Health. Factors that influence performance of community health workers (CHWs) delivering health services are not well understood. A recent logic model proposed categories of support from both health sector and communities influence CHW performance and program outcomes.
Swaziland has a shortage of health workers for priority health services, particularly HIV and AIDS. This country of approximately one million citizens has the highest HIV prevalence in the world – 26 percent. At the same time, Swaziland has fewer than two healthcare workers ‒ doctors, nurses, or midwives ‒ for every 1,000 citizens. These numbers […]
For India’s public health system to deliver effectively, it is imperative that policymakers place strategic focus on tackling persistent HRH issues such as chronic shortage of health workers, unbalanced skill mix in the existing health workforce, and inequitable urban-rural distribution of health workers.
Resource Type: Brief Authors: Kate Greene Published: June 2014 Resource Description: Although Côte d’Ivoire has seen an overall downward trend in HIV prevalence rates over the past decade thanks to more robust and effective HIV/AIDS prevention programming, over 50 percent of adults and children who are HIV-positive have yet to receive antiretroviral therapy, according to UNAIDS estimates. Inadequate numbers […]
Resource Type: Brief Authors: Kate Greene, Megan Meline, Health Finance and Governance Project Published: May 2014 Resource Description: Haiti has a long tradition of educating high quality nurses. However, in recent years the number of private nursing training institutions has increased substantially: there are now more than 400 private nursing school operating throughout the country. As a result […]
Resource Type: Activity Brief Authors: Health Finance and Governance (HFG) Published: 7/1/2013 Resource Description: Mobile phone-based financial transactions, commonly referred to as mobile money, promote financial inclusion and can be used to address key financial barriers to health care access for the poor. Cash payments in the health system carry security risks, increased vulnerability to fraud and leakage, […]
Strengthening Guyana‘s health system requires an understanding of its unique strengths and weaknesses. This Health Systems Assessment (HSA), conducted in 2010, provides a comprehensive assessment of key system functions organized around six technical modules, aligned with the World Health Organization‘s health system building blocks: governance, health financing, service delivery, human resources for health (HRH), pharmaceutical […]