News & Updates

IntraHealth invests in iHRIS and a full spectrum of digital solutions to support universal health access. Learn more about our progress through our news and updates.

HRIS Strengthening Software Released
The Capacity Project has released free, open-source software designed to help countries strengthen and sustain human resources information systems (HRIS) for workforce planning, tracking and management. An online demonstration is available at www.capacityproject.org/hris . The Project has successfully applied its HRIS strengthening approach in Namibia, Rwanda, Swaziland and Uganda, and has ongoing HRIS activities in Kenya, Lesotho, Southern...
iHRIS Manage Launch Event
We had a great time last week (April 16-19, 2007) at the Capacity Project Technical Development Workshop and one-day Mini-University demonstrating iHRIS Manage and officially launching our HRIS Strengthening website and the online iHRIS Manage demo. The purpose of the Workshop was to share our lessons learned and remaining technical challenges in all of the Capacity Project's HRH activities. During the Workshop and Mini-University, which were...
iHRIS Manage Demo Now Available
A demonstration version of iHRIS Manage Version 2.0 has been made available on this website. To try iHRIS Manage for yourself, click the green Demo button and log in with the username and password demo . The demonstration version contains sample data from the fictional country of Taifafeki, representing part of the health workforce and other employees of the Ministry of Health. Try running reports or modifying employee records to learn...
HRIS Strengthening Website Officially Launched
The Capacity Project will be hosting a weeklong Technical Action/Development Workshop in Washington, DC, next week to include Project staff, partners and guests from USAID . On Thursday, April 19, we will hold a "mini-university," during which we will demonstrate version 2.0 of iHRIS Manage . In advance of the workshop, we are officially launching the HRIS Strengthening Website. The Website is intended as a comprehensive resource for learning...
African Health Ministers Commit to Strengthen HR Information Systems
Ministers of Health from 14 countries in East, Central and Southern Africa have adopted resolutions supporting the development of national health workforce observatories (PDF) and acknowledging that strong human resources information systems are necessary for informed policy decisions. The officials passed the resolutions during the 44th Conference of Health Ministers in Arusha, Tanzania, March 12-16. The Capacity Project helped to establish a...
New HR Management System Successfully Deployed
How many doctors are working in Rwanda’s rural areas, and where are they working? In February, the Capacity Project’s human resources information systems (HRIS) team made finding an answer to this question much easier for the Ministry of Health by finalizing a pilot version of iHRIS Manage, the Project’s newly developed software that tracks detailed information about health workers. After reviewing the data for accuracy, Project staff...
HRIS Assessment Tool Piloted in Namibia
In February, the Capacity Project’s human resources information systems (HRIS) team met with more than 40 stakeholders in Namibia to assess HRIS needs in the Ministry of Health. The team found an existing paper-based information system that is functional but extremely labor- and time-intensive. For example, in order to report on retirees, staff must pull the relevant records from around 10,000 cards and manually calculate the figures. “They fold...
Building HR Information Systems: Leading the Way in Uganda
The Capacity Project has published an article in their Voices series about our HRIS strengthening work in Uganda. Here is an excerpt: In Uganda and other developing countries, the demand for medical professionals is increasing while the supply is decreasing. Only about half of Uganda’s approved public sector positions for nurses are filled, while HIV and AIDS continue to take a toll on health workers as well as the rest of the population. To...
Data collection and research training in Uganda
Amy Hagopian, acting on behalf of Capacity Project (Uganda) and supported by HRSA , organized two workshops for young researchers in Uganda (8/4/06 and 9/20/06), and intends to offer a third workshop in January (2007). She worked with Aga Khan nursing instructor Wesley Too as a collaborator. Participants included members of the field teams who collected data for the retention study--primarily junior and senior faculty at Aga Khan, students at...
Knowledge Sharing re Uganda HRIS and Retention Work
Drs. McQuide and Mukooyo (Chair, Stakeholder Leadership Group in Uganda) participated in a panel discussion at APHA on “Is it a human right for health workers to migrate from poor countries?” Dr. McQuide discussed elements of a national health worker registry system needed for effective policy making, including the involvement of key stakeholders from inception and the types of health worker policies that can be addressed with information from a...

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