Health workforce

Africa regional meeting on "Human Resources Information Systems: taking stock, sharing lessons and setting the agenda for the future"

Arusha, Tanzania, 20-24 April 2009

This meeting brought together participants from ten countries to share experiences and lessons learnt about national human resources information systems (HRIS) and strengthening approaches, and the degree to which routine administrative data on human resources for health are used to support policy and management decisions. Participants explored opportunities to harmonize HRIS with other health, management and broader social and economic information systems. The meeting also provided a forum for regional networking for HRIS strengthening, notably in the context of Health Workforce Observatories and other cooperative mechanisms for promoting evidence-informed decision making. The event was organized by the Capacity Project, in collaboration with the East, Central and Southern African (ECSA) Health Community and the World Health Organization.