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This publication shows that effective human resource management (HRM) is important in any public- or private-sector organization and essential when public health crises collide with workforce shortages.

The dimensions of the Human Resource (HR) crisis in health have been reported in stark terms over the last few years. Despite rising attention to the acute shortage of health care workers, solutions to the human resource crisis are difficult to achieve, especially in the poorest countries.

Human resources for health challenges related to training, deploying, and sustaining an effective health workforce have remained a barrier to successful program implementation at different levels of the health system.As health facilities are now required to treat all identi ed HIV positive clients in line with the newTest and Treat guidelines for achieving the UNAIDS 90:90:90 goals, addressin

The Human Resources for Health Action Framework (HAF) was developed by representatives of multilateral and bilateral agencies, donors, partner countries, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), and the academic community at a technical consultation in Washington, DC, on December 14–15, 2005. The World Health Organization (WHO) and the U.S.

Human resource management (HRM) is essential in any organization, critically so when public health crises and workforce shortages collide, as they now do in many parts of the developing world. This issue of The eManager provides an overview of HRM systems, policies, and procedures; the components within these areas; and the Human Resources for Health Action Framework.

Restoring health services is an essential component of any major nation rebuilding that follows prolonged periods of conflict. Decisions governing human resources for health are thus crucially important for rebuilding the health system.

Human resources are central to planning, managing, and delivering health services. In most countries personnel account for a high proportion of the national budget for the health sector—often 75 percent or more.

Local resources can significantly contribute to national governments’ and external donors’ efforts to maintain and extend health programs.

The Center for Leadership and Management at MSH builds human capacity, strong governance, and effective health systems to foster sustainable health improvements in developing countries. Working with a broad range of partners, we offer an extensive array of services. Support for good governance, including new business development and board effectiveness

In many countries, preventing, detecting, and treating sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are essential parts of reproductive health services. In light of the pandemic of the human immunodeficiency viruses (HIV) and acquired immunodeficiency disease (AIDS) and the roleof STDs in making men and women more vulnerable to HIV infection, STD services are receiving increased attention.

Tuberculosis has been affecting humans since prehistoric times and the key to TB control may be just as old: people themselves. Putting people at the center of TB control efforts—building their capacity to manage TB efficiently and reaching those who are most vulnerable to TB—can make all the difference.

By Claire Anderson, Ian Bates, Diane Beck, Tina Brock, Billy Futter, Hugo Mercer, Mike Rouse, Tana Wuliji, and Akemi YonemuraPharmacy Education is a priority area for the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP), the global federation representing pharmacists and pharmaceutical scientists worldwide that is spearheading the Global Pharmacy Education Taskforce.

This quarterly bulletin provides information on the activities of the Integrated Health Systems Strengthening Project (IHSSP).

The challenge of coordination is to motivate groups to align their activities in order to maximize financial and human resources. Without effective coordination, scarce resources are wasted because of competition, confusion, and duplication of efforts. Coordinating complex health programs brings into play all the skills related to leading and managing, from planning to monitoring and evaluation.

Mobile health (mHealth) is the provision of health services and information via mobile and wireless technologies. Within Africa the mobile phone has become ubiquitous, making mHealth applications an important tool with which to impact the health of Africans. When applied correctly, mHealth can make real contributions to improved health outcomes.

Managing Drug Supply (MDS) is the leading reference on how to manage essential medicines in developing countries. MDS was originally published in 1982. It was revised in 1997 with over 10,000 copies distributed in over 60 countries worldwide.

Indonesia has made great strides in expanding Tuberculosis (TB) control over the last few years, with significant assistance from donors, such as the Global Fund against Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS), TB and Malaria (GFATM) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

In response to demand from public and private health care organizations for cost-effective, practical, and accessible leadership and management development, Management Sciences for Health (MSH) designed the Virtual Leadership Development Program (VLDP) in 2002.

Management Sciences for Health offers technical expertise and materials to assist countries to prepare and respond to severe pandemics and other disasters such as earthquakes, hurricanes, and other challenges to health, social, and economic well-­‐being.

The Abuja Declaration (WHO 2011), which reported on investments in health, noted that funding targets are being missed, both domestically and in terms of international assistance.

"Improving Medicines Access and Use for Child Health—A Guide to Developing Interventions" represents an up-to-date and practical resource for those developing interventions to improve access to and use of medicines for child illness. It targets groups working in community organizations, health facilities, and district health offices, or within larger health systems.

The Guidelines for Cancer Management in Kenya is a systematically developed document designed to guide health care workers and allied disciplines in making decisions for man- aging cancer in a consistent and standardized manner. They encourage a uniform approach to prevention, control and treatment of cancer in different circumstances.

The mHealth Compendium series, developed by the African Strategies for Health project, has expanded the body of knowledge and increased access to the most current information on mobile technology solutions for health.

Health Systems in Action: An eHandbook for Leaders and Managers is an electronic resource that provides managers of health programs or health services with both practical and theoretical information to help strengthen and align the building blocks of a health system.

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