"I Can Now Speak Boldly": Using Quality Data for Health Workforce Planning in Uganda

The Capacity Project has published a new Voice on using data in Uganda. These data are collected and managed via several HRIS that the Project has installed in Uganda. Here is an excerpt:

“When I started working at the Uganda Nurses and Midwives Council in 2000,” recalls former registrar Rita Matte, “data management was a nightmare! Documents in the form of papers, registers, forms were everywhere.” Margaret Lutalo, the council’s senior nursing officer, confesses, “I used to feel guilty when requested to talk about the total number of qualified nurses and midwives in the country because I knew that we did not have accurate data.”

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