News: Botswana

Serious Fun: Health Workforce Planning and Management in Botswana
Health workforce management and planning is serious business, but it can be fun too! Health decisions-makers at the Botswana Ministry of Health recently cut loose during their annual Back-to-School Day. Capacity Plus ’s Twaha Kabocho [from the iHRIS team] was in the country and captured the photo below. Twaha visited the Ministry for several weeks to teach HR managers and data clerks how to use the open source iHRIS software. The...
Report from iHRIS Academy 2013
It was a great opportunity to attend the first iHRIS Academy 2013. I was one of the representatives from Botswana; other African countries that attended the academy were Namibia, Malawi, Rwanda, Nigeria, Liberia, and Tanzania. The aim of the training was to bring together the iHRIS implementers, system administrators, and other stakeholders that have iHRIS systems running in their countries to equip them with the relevant skills of developing,...
Code Bounty: Botswana HRH data/indicators
Code Bounty: Botswana HRH data/indicators Background Capacity Plus , the USAID global flagship project for Human Resources for Health, has been globally supporting human resources information system (HRIS) strengthening. One important goal of our work in Botswana is to increase the use of data for decision and policy-making by aligning reports from the Botswana iHRIS Manage with HRH Indicators and...
Code Bounty: Senior eHealth Fellow
Senior eHealth Fellow needed to work with the Botswana Ministry of Health BACKGROUND The Ministry of Health (MOH) in Botswana uses iHRIS Manage, a Human Resource Information System (HRIS). iHRIS Manage is an open-source HRIS which manages health worker data from both the public and private health sectors in Botswana. The Ministry is beginning an eHealth Fellows program SCOPE OF WORK: The...
New Code Bounties: eHealth Fellows needed for iHRIS Manage
The Ministry of Health in Botswana uses iHRIS Manage, a Human Resource Information System (HRIS). iHRIS Manage is an open-source HRIS which manages health worker data from both the public and private health sectors in Botswana. The applicant will be expected to work on several projects in the following areas: 1. Assist in data management and cleaning for iHRIS Manage 2. Provide assistance in building custom reports in iHRIS Manage 3. Provide...
Ensuring Sustainability in Botswana
Carl Leitner, iHRIS developer, recently traveled to Botswana to further the HRIS strengthening work initiated by the Capacity Project and transitioned to the South African Human Capacity Development (SAH-CD) Coalition . As SA-HCD will end in September, a key purpose of his trip was to build local informatics capacity and ensure sustainable HR information systems (HRIS) for Ministry of Health (MOH) and the Nursing Midwidery Council of Botswana (...
HRIS Strengthening Activities in Botswana
Botswana is the newest country where we are implementing our HRIS strengthening process . Like many of the countries in Africa, Botswana is experiencing a shortage of health workers. However, due to a lack of timely, reliable and accurate data about the number and skill mix of health workers, the gap between the country’s current resources and those required to address healthcare needs is unknown. Furthermore, decision-makers do not have the...