News: World Health Organization

Supporting Front-line Health Workers with Information Technologies
iHRIS team lead Dykki Settle is co-author of an article appearing in the November 2013 Bulletin of the World Health Organization . The theme for the bulletin is "human resources for universal health coverage." The article, "Leveraging information technology to bridge the health workforce gap," makes recommendations for how information and communication technologies can be used in training, deploying, supporting, and empowering front-line health...
iHRIS Software Included in WHO Compendium of Innovative Technologies
The World Health Organization (WHO) included iHRIS in its 2012 compendium of innovative health technologies. The compendium includes more than 30 eHealth solutions and medical devices selected for their suitability for use in low-resource settings. The WHO compendium is designed to raise awareness of the need for appropriate and affordable technologies and foster dialogue among governments, donors, technology developers, and other key...
New Tool Helps Countries Assess Health Worker Data Sources and Uses
Countries need accurate health worker data in order to develop effective human resources for health (HRH) policies. A new diagnostic tool from the World Health Organization (WHO) helps policy makers gather information on the uses, type, and quality of HRH data available in countries at the institutional level. This information can be used to develop policies and identify resources for strengthening human resources information systems (HRIS)...
New Tool from WHO for Assessing the Uses and Sources of HRH Data
The WHO Health Workforce Information Reference Group (HIRG) has released a new country assessment tool on the sources and uses of human resources (HRH) for health data , which is an adapted version of the instrument included in our HRIS Strengthening Toolkit . This diagnostic tool contains questions intended to gather information on the uses, types, and quality of data on HRH at the institutional level in countries. This step is critical to...
WHO Toolkit Helps Address Human Resources for Health Challenges
The World Health Organization's Human Resources for Health Toolkit brings together existing user-friendly tools to help countries with developing, implementing, and monitoring their HRH plans. We are proud that the iHRIS Suite is a part of the tookit. The full toolkit is provided as a website and on CD-ROM by WHO.
ECSA Regional DDDM Workshop Being Held This Week
Today marks the first day of the four-day East, Central and Southern Africa (ECSA) Regional Data-Driven Decision Making (DDDM) Workshop that the HRIS Strengthening team is hosting in Arusha, Tanzania. Participants from Rwanda, Botswana, Ethiopia, Kenya, Lesotho, Namibia, Southern Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda and the World Health Organization are attending. The objectives of this Workshop are: Share lessons learned and experiences about...
iHRIS Software Presented at International Conferences
Capacity Project human resources information systems (HRIS) team leader Dykki Settle recently presented the iHRIS software at two international conferences dedicated to health information systems (HIS): the World Health Organization ’s “Framework for Interoperability for Public Health Tools Meeting” in Geneva, Switzerland, and the joint Health Informatics Association of South Africa and OpenMRS regional conference in Durban, South Africa. The...