Health workforce

Health workforce governance and leadership capacity in the African Region - Review of human resources for health units in the ministries of health

Human Resources for Health Observer - Issue No. 9

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Publication details

Number of pages: 32
Publication date: May 2012
Languages: English, French, Portuguese
ISBN: 978 92 4 150352 5

Health workforce governance or leadership capacity at national level and all other levels is considered fundamental in order to steer the health workforce agenda in the country for effective service delivery.

This survey report on the functioning of HRH units or departments in the ministry of health offers a window into what is generally observed as capacity challenges of the health workforce governance. The intention of this report is to use the results to advocate for strengthening the ministerial HRH function so that ministries of health can improve coordination with other sectors and partners to ensure better service delivery.