Alliance collaborates with Africa Public health to develop African health workforce scorecards
The Alliance has supported and collaborated with the Africa Public Health /15 +% Campaign to develop evidence based Africa Health Workforce scorecards and factsheets which provide a comparative analysis of human resources for health in twenty countries in the region with high burdens of maternal and child mortality and morbidity.
These materials incorporate a broad spectrum of HRH indicators - number of health workers, hospital beds, training schools, investment gap, as well, health outcomes on MDGs such as maternal mortality and infectious diseases.
Building on this work, the 15+% Campaign has called on African Education Ministers to prioritize the development of a Multisectoral African Human Resources Development Plan as a pre requisite to meeting Africa’s development goals. In a statement to the Ministers of Education the Africa Public Health Alliance notes poor human resources in health and other sectors is a cause of current poor performance and a determinant of future performance, since for instance if funding for health is increased without the adequate human resources being in place, countries will not be able to absorb the funds.