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Human Resources for Health Resource Optimization to Improve Health Care Service Delivery and Quality
About the Collaborative – This activity has concluded
Accelerating progress towards universal health coverage (UHC) in low- and middle-income countries is dependent on reducing inefficiencies in health systems. Technical inefficiencies derived from the health workforce have been widely identified in the literature. For example, technical inefficiencies in health care settings can result from inadequate education and training, unmotivated and underqualified workforce whose productivity and performance are low, workforce shortages, high turnover, poor working conditions and more.
This learning exchange will build on JLN’s previous human resources for health (HRH)-related offerings to broaden the scope of discussion to HRH resource optimization for improved health care service delivery and quality. It will provide an opportunity for country teams to cross-pollinate proven approaches to optimizing HRH in their respective countries, thereby contributing to the strategic allocation of resources to their respective national health systems to deliver higher quality services. Participants will also contribute to a global resource in the form of a catalog of approaches to tackling technical inefficiencies related to HRH, which will serve as a reference guide for other countries to adapt the promising practices to their own needs and context.
Technical Facilitator: LHSS
The Local Health System Sustainability Project (LHSS) is USAID’s flagship initiative to better integrate health systems strengthening. Its goal is to help low- and middle-income countries transition to sustainable, self-financed health systems as a means to support access to universal health coverage.
*To be finalized:
Kenya, Ethiopia, Malawi, Malaysia, Nigeria, Philippines, South Africa, Timor-Leste, Uganda, Ukraine.
Senior HRH Specialist, Abt Associates
Senior HRH Technical Expert and Quality Advisor, Abt Associates
Health Financing Senior Associate, Abt Associates
Project Manager, Abt Associates
Project Analyst, Abt Associates
Co-developed resources and shared learnings from this team:
- Learning Exchange outputs are forthcoming
- Virtual Learning Exchange: COVID-19 HRH Shared Learnings
- Resource Guide for Measuring Health System Efficiency in Low- and Middle- Income Countries
- HFG Technical Efficiency Guide
- The LHSS Project
- WHO Global Strategy on Human Resources for Health: Workforce 2030
- HRH Action Framework
- Working for Health and Growth: Investing in the health workforce
- Health Care Systems: Efficiency and Policy Settings
- Improving Health System Efficiency as a means of Moving Towards Universal Coverage