Improving Availability: Scaling up pre-service education and training:
- scaling up the training of professionals in scarce supply, namely; Anesthetic officers from current annual enrollment of 20 to 60 ; increase annual enrollment of laboratory technologists by 100 by 2015; and increasing the annual enrollment into midwifery training by 200 per year through to 2015.
- work jointly with professional councils to enhance the quality of pre-service education through synthesis and implementation of harmonized standard guidelines for establishment, accreditation, licensing and operation of health training institutions
Provision of Incentives for attraction and retention:
- ensure that at least 60% of technical staff at health centre levels III and IV and general hospitals have decent institutional accommodation at the place of work
- enhance salaries of health workers at health centre levels III and IV and general hospitals by 50% of current gross pay; and to ensure that the salaries are paid in a timely manner.
- provide full tuition support for post basic professional training to health workers who serve in remote rural facilities for at least two years.
- complete establishment of the Village Health Teams in all the districts and institute appropriate mechanisms for maintaining them.
Improving health workforce productivity and accountability:
- strengthen performance management by institutionalizing individual performance planning, monitoring and appraisal for all staff at health centre levels III and IV and general hospitals
- apply workload indicator of staffing need methodology nationally for determining staffing requirements and efficient deployment of staff at health centre levels III and IV, and general hospitals
- apply appropriate measures to reduce absenteeism currently estimated at 50% by 60% at all levels
Strengthening partnerships with the private not-for-profit service providers:
- increase financial support to PNFP service providers to achieve 100% established staffing standards at health centre levels III and IV, and general hospitals
- strengthen the HRH Technical Working Group to effectively embrace the functions of CCF and Observatory