Human resources for health: good practices for "Country coordination and facilitation". Draft


Global Health Workforce Alliance

Publication details

Number of pages: 21
Publication date: 2009
Languages: English


This paper outlines recommended practices for country-level coordination and facilitation (CCF) of HRH actions.

The identification and implementation of effective HRH solutions is sometimes hampered by lack or malfunctioning or limited inclusiveness of HRH coordination structures at country level. Adequate coordination on HRH issues requires an inclusive approach harnessing the value and contributions of all most important stakeholders; the integration within health systems support initiatives such as IHP+ compacts, SWAPs, etc; leveraging each partner's comparative advantage in providing a contribution to addressing HRH challenges; and linkages with other coordination structures such as Country Coordination Mechanisms for the Global Fund and Inter-agency Coordinating Committees for GAVI.

The document, which targets an audience of HRH practioners, decision-makers, planners, advisers, financiers, advocates and stakeholders at country, regional and global level, is organized in three sections:

  • section 1 addresses the areas for country action, structured according to the Kampala Declaration and Agenda for Global Action;
  • section 2 describes the rationale for the CCF, and proposes a set of principles can for coordination facilitation among stakeholders working to improve the HRH situation;
  • section 3 describes the different players that can facilitate the efforts of the CCF to improve the HRH situation, underlying the importance of examining roles and responsibilities of the different actors.