Tag Archives: Human Resources

Health Extension Program: An Innovative Solution to Public Health Challenges of Ethiopia – A Case Study

Resource Type: Case Study Authors: Nejmudin Bilal Published: 3/1/2012 Resource Description: The Health Extension Program is a flagship of the Ethiopian Health Sector Development Program: an innovative intervention marked by institutionalization of primary health care, government leadership, and the alignment and substantial support of development partners. Most importantly, the program is the main vehicle for achieving the Ethiopia’s […]

Eight Strategies that Strengthen Health Systems Worldwide

Resource Type: Brief Authors: Health Systems 20/20 Published: 11/1/2011 Resource Description: Countries need strong, resilient health systems that are able to provide high-quality health services to their citizens, especially the most vulnerable. Health Systems 20/20 collaborates with our counterparts to develop lasting solutions to strengthen their health systems. For the countries where we work, USAID, and the global […]

Guyana Health System Assessment 2010

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 […]

Health Systems 20/20 and Human Resources for Health

Resource Type: Brief Authors: Health Systems 20/20 Published: 10/1/2011 Resource Description: In many developing countries, lack of health care providers is seen as the primary bottleneck to the population getting the health prevention, care, and treatment services they need. Health Systems 20/20, the USAID flagship project for health system strengthening, is using its expertise and experience in HRH […]

Ukraine Health System Assessment 2011

Resource Type: Report Authors: Lisa Tarantino, Slavea Chankova, Josh Rosenfeld, Subrata Routh, and Elizabeth Preble Published: 8/1/2011 Resource Description: In response to a request from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)/Ukraine Mission, Health Systems 20/20 conducted this assessment in order to identify strengths and weaknesses in the Ukraine health system, focusing on HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and family […]

Tanzania Health System Assessment 2010 Report

Resource Type: Report Authors: Stephen Musau, Grace Chee, Rebecca Patsika, Emmanuel Malangalila, Dereck Chitama, Eric Van Praag, and Greta Schettler Published: 7/1/2011 Resource Description: The Tanzania Health Systems Assessment (HSA) was conducted in July/August 2010 to examine the health system as a whole, to identify major strengths and weaknesses, and to recommend potential areas for system strengthening. Strengthening […]

Understanding Intrinsic Motivation and Performance Factors for Public Sector and Faith-based Facility Health Workers in Uganda

Resource Type: Brief Authors: Avril Ogrodnick, Ilana Ron, Paul Kiwanuka-Mukiibi, and Danielle Altman Published: 6/1/2011 Resource Description: At the core of every health system are the health workers who care for patients, provide essential services, and translate health knowledge into action. This study takes into account account organizational conditions that influence health worker motivation and nonfinancial incentives to examine the role that faith plays in motivating and retaining […]

Using Nonfinancial Incentives to Improve Performance and Retention among Health Workers: Results from an Impact Evaluation in Swaziland

Resource Type: Report Authors: Marc Luoma, Nirmala Ravishankar, Ananya Price, Jason Bedford, and Alfred Mndzebele Published: 4/1/2011 Resource Description: Swaziland’s HIV/AIDS prevalence rate among adults is among the highest in the world. A shortage of trained health personnel and suboptimal productivity within the existing workforce are key impediments to scaling up HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment in Swaziland. In 2009, […]

Kenya Health Systems Assessment 2010

Resource Type: Report Authors: Marc Luoma, Julie Doherty, Stephen Muchiri, Tiberius Barasa, Kate Hofler, Lisa Maniscalco, Charles Ouma, Rosalind Kirika, and Josephine Maundu Published: 8/1/2010 Resource Description: Continuing to strengthen Kenya’s health system requires a thorough understanding of its unique strengths and weaknesses. The ministries of health used the HSA process to evaluate the state of the health system at […]

Angola Health System Assessment 2010

Resource Type: Report Authors: Catherine Connor, Denise Averbug, and Maria Miralles Published: 7/15/2010 Resource Description: The Health Systems 20/20 Project fielded a three-person team to conduct a rapid assessment of the Angolan health system to inform USAID/Angola’s new health sector strategy for 2011-2015 and provide recommendations for the Angolan Ministry of Health (MINSA) that is launching a new […]

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