Carol Bales

5 Lessons from Top Global Experts on How to Support the Health Workforce
Before COVID-19, the world was facing a shortage of 18 million health workers by 2030 , mostly in low- and middle-income countries. By September of this year, one in seven reported cases of COVID-19 were health workers and at least 7,000 health workers had died—likely significant underestimates due to lack of data. Although the true burden of COVID-19 infections on the health workforce is unknown, the loss of health workers from COVID-19 will...
At the Source of Health Care, Health Workers
Malik Jaffer is the deputy director of human resources for health and health systems strengthening for the IntraHealth International -led Capacity Plus project . Q: You’ve met a lot of amazing health workers over the past 20 years. Any who really inspired you? A: Absolutely. For example, there’s a team of health workers in Soweto, South Africa, that work in a hospice. When I visited, the...
iHRIS: A Year of Development
This blog entry was originally posted on the CapacityPlus blog . We know that most “year in review” articles are published in January, coinciding with the new calendar year, but with IntraHealth’s global project, Capacity Plus , wrapping up its second fiscal year, we thought we’d post a summary of accomplishments. Following the “release early, release often” philosophy that encourages user feedback, we published 11 new...
iHRIS and eLearning: A New Direction for Capacity-Building
This blog was originally posted on the CapacityPlus blog. Kabelo Bitsang, iHRIS administrator for the Botswana Ministry of Health, learned to maintain and customize the iHRIS software through studying documentation online, working with developers both in-country and remotely through with IntraHealth International ’s global project Capacity Plus,...
Domestic Organization Capitalizes on iHRIS Manage Software
iHRIS Manage , open source software created to support organizations in developing countries to design and manage a comprehensive human resources strategy, has now found a domestic audience. Recently, IntraHealth learned that AmericanWork Inc. , headquartered in St. Simons Island, GA, is installing the software to track and forecast staffing needs, salaries, and employee training expenses. The software package was developed by the Capacity...