After 32 years of service in health care, Bekalu Afenew hoped his next post would be in a big city. It wasn't, but he didn't let that slow him down.
“I like providing support and care to patients,” says Rosa Lara de Forela, the subdirector of nursing at the Pedro de Bethancourt National Hospital in beautiful Antigua, Guatemala.
According to the 2010 Kenya Service Provision Assessment survey, only 46% of Kenyan health facilities have running water year-round.
When a health facility does not run smoothly it can quickly become a place where bad things happen.
Health workers must be retained, productive, and caring if the huge deficits in access to health workers are to be addressed.
The Uganda Capacity Program began collaborating to come up with a better way to quickly recruit, process, and hire qualified health workers.
When we talk about building strong health systems and the health workers needed to run these systems, we often think about doctors or nurses or community health workers. Just as crucial to health...
I want to write from Bangkok about why I am excited and hopeful about the future of the global health workforce.
Although in many developed countries running water that is safe for drinking and bathing and working toilets are ubiquitous, a third of the world’s population goes without these luxuries.
On August 18, I saw these words in front of me: “The ‘competency of HR workers’ is one of seven ‘major obstacles to building a first-class federal workforce’. [. . .] It's not that the human relations professionals are incompetent. They don't have the training or the technology needed to keep up with a quickly changing workplace.”