Linking Up: Creating a Complete Picture of Swaziland's Health Workforce
The Capacity Project has published an article in the Voices series about the HRIS strengthening work that has been done in Swaziland:
In Swaziland, a dwindling health workforce has been dealing with a heavy patient workload, providing care to the country’s high number of HIV-affected citizens and delivering services to meet other pressing needs. Health professionals have watched many of their colleagues move away from the public sector or migrate in search of better opportunities.
To address these challenges, the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MOHSW) urgently needed more information about its valuable human resources for health. “We didn’t know who was working where,” says Thembisile Khumalo, chief nursing officer at the MOHSW. No one had a complete picture of the number of staffed workers, their locations or the number of open positions.