Country Implementations

Since 2009, several USAID-supported countries and independent and third parties have implemented applications of the core iHRIS software. Because iHRIS is customizable and freely distributed under an open source license, a diversity of organizations have adopted it, including national ministries of health, nursing and midwifery councils, professional associations, and district-level health service providers. We guide these organizations through an implementation process of requirements development, customization, pilot, scale-up, and sustainability.

Currently, 19 countries are using iHRIS with 1 more in the pipeline (listed as TBD). Worldwide, more than 900,000 health worker records are supported in iHRIS. A country is considered as “using iHRIS” once there are countable records in the system. iHRIS has been translated by volunteers into more than 14 languages, including French, Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic, and Swahili.

USAID-Supported Countries
Country USAID Project Start Year Health Workers Supported
Nigeria
Botswana
Rwanda
Ghana
Malawi
CapacityPlus 2011
2009
2006
2009
2012
186,000
34,241
27,943
9,144
29,681
Tanzania Tanzania HR Project 2008 114,550
Uganda Uganda Capacity Project 2006 124,685
India Vistaar* 2010 78,000
Kenya Capacity Kenya 2007 47,427
Lesotho HRAA 2007 4,174
Liberia RBHS 2013 TBD
Namibia Namibia HIV/AIDS Project 2012 700
Guatemala CAMCAP 2012 40,000
Senegal MNCH/FP/Malaria Project 2013 1,657
 *Vistaar ended in December 2012. Work will be continued through a buy-in to CapacityPlus (Jharkhand) and a DFID project (Bihar).
Independent and Third-Party Implementation
Country Donor and Partner Start Year Health Workers Supported
Togo WHO
FSD
2011 9,980
Mali* Canada 2011 3,715
Sierra Leone WHO
University of Dar es Salaam
2011 1,756
Chad WHO
FSD
2012 371
DRC DFID
IMA
2012 TBD
*CapacityPlus support ended in Mali in 2012. Work continues through independent ownership and support from Canada.

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