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[afro-nets] HRH: Tackling the Human Resource Management Piece of the Puzzle


  • From: "Jennifer Solomon" <jsolomon@intrahealth.org>
  • Date: Mon, 24 Aug 2009 10:28:01 -0400

Human Resources for Health: Tackling the Human Resource Management Piece of the Puzzle

Human resources management (HRM) and the HR function are at a crossroads. Many ministries of health do not have enough qualified professionals who understand HR business issues-a necessity for recruiting, managing and retaining talent. At the same time, the ways in which the current HR units, systems and practices are set up fail to provide even the most basic services efficiently.

In Human Resources for Health: Tackling the Human Resource Management Piece of the Puzzle, the authors outline the depth and breadth of the HRM challenges and highlight areas to invest in that would be likely to yield significant long-term results. Examples from the Capacity Project's work in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda illustrate lessons learned through HRM strengthening programs.

This technical brief describes the HRM problems that contribute to the health worker crisis, as these have often been underplayed-or not addressed at all; identifies specific actions that ought to be taken to address these HRM challenges; and concludes with some examples of broad futuristic thinking and innovations to stimulate donor and programmatic funding opportunities for strengthening HRH.

The learn more about HRM strengthening approaches, please visit:
http://www.capacityproject.org/images/stories/files/techbrief_14.pdf

Jennifer Solomon
Communications Specialist
The Capacity Project
IntraHealth International
6340 Quadrangle Drive, Suite 200
Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27517
+1-919-433-5759
http://www.capacityproject.org/
mailto:jsolomon@intrahealth.org