Emerging practices of faith-based organisations addressing human resources for health

M.A. Dieleman, Thea Hilhorst, Jose Utrera

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    Adequate health system performance and achieving the Millennium Development
    Goals for health, requires that qualified health care providers are available and can perform adequately. However, there is a critical shortage of health care providers in sub-Saharan Africa, and this crisis is hitting faith-based organizations (FBOs) particularly hard. Many FBOs in sub-
    Saharan Africa are organized into national Christian Health Associations. In 2005 several of these highlighted shared challenges with respect to human resources for health and decided to share experiences on creative ways to recruit and retain staff and other emerging innovations around HRH practices. The Netherlands-based international NGO CORDAID supported this initiative by developing a ‘linking and learning’ program around human resources for health to facilitate exchange and joint reflection. This article outlines some of the main lessons from this program which sought to document and analy se emerging practices developed by FBOs to improve their HRH situation
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationThe comparative nature of faith-inspired health care provision in Sub-Saharan Africa: strengthening the evidence for faith-inspired health engagement in Africa
    EditorsJ Olivier, Q Wodon
    Place of PublicationWashington
    Number of pages113
    Publication statusPublished - 2012


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