Sudan offers "Training of master trainers course on Workload Indicator and Staffing Needs (WISN)"

Planning and projection for health human resources become a high priority for ministries of health as stated clearly in their HRH strategic documents. However, among the issues that did not receive much attention is the balance distribution of health workforce within each district and facility. A newly WHO recommended tool is the workload indicator of staffing needs (WISN) which is an analytical planning tool that will assist in:

  • Determine how many health workers are required to cope with actual workload in a given facility
  • Estimate staffing required to deliver expected services of a facility based on workload
  • Calculate workload and time required to accomplish tasks of individual staff categories
  • Compare staffing between health facilities and administrative areas

The tool is applicable to all personnel categories (medical, allied health professions and non-medical staff).

The General Directorate of HRH Development (Federal MOH, Sudan) in collaboration with WHO and GAVI are organizing a training of master trainers course on Workload Indicators of Staffing Need (WISN) tool from 14-18 March in Khartoum.