Strengthening Human Resources for Health Ethiopia

Project Overview

The Strengthening Human Resources for Health (HRH) program was a six-year (2012 – 2018) bilateral cooperative agreement funded by USAID, with an overall goal of improving the human resources for health status in Ethiopia. The project was led by Jhpiego, an international, non-profit health organization affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. MSH served as an implementing partner in the HRH project with Jhpiego and a consortium of partners, including the Ethiopia Midwifery Association, the Ethiopian Association of Anesthetists, and the Open University.

MSH’s role in the project was to improve human resources management (HRM) systems and practices. Over six years, MSH worked with the Federal Ministry of Health, the Food, Medicine and Healthcare Administration and Authority, and 11 Regional Health Bureaus to assess HRM capacity needs, develop plans, and provide technical support to implement a series of mutually reinforcing interventions to strengthen HRM capacity, systems, and practices.

Focus areas included:

  • Improving human resources for health management at national, regional, and local levels in Ethiopia

  • Increasing the availability of midwives, anesthetists, Health Extension Workers (HEWs), and other essential health workers

  • Improving the quality of health worker training

  • Monitoring & evaluation, program learning, and research


Project Team