Human Resources For Health (HRH)

Strategic Focus Area 1: Develop and sustain human resources for health (HRH) to catalyse the attainment of universal health coverage in Amref Health Africa target countries.

Amref Health Africa has been involved in training of midlevel and community health workers through in-service, pre-service and continuing professional development since our founding in 1957. Between 2011-2015 alone we trained over 700,000 health workers in Africa through using traditional and technology-based training methods (eLearning and mLearning). Our corporate strategy (2018-2022) will draw on the evidence and lessons learnt from our 60 years of health worker training, as well as from various global and regional HRH strategies and gaps identified through research and situational analyses.

Strategic Objectives and Priority Interventions


Strategic Objective 1: Increase the number and skills mix of mid-level and community-level health workers

Priority Intervention: Increase in numbers and skills mix

Scale up the use of eLearning and mLearning approaches for in-service, pre-service, and CPD training
Establish the Amref International University (AMIU) to expand human resources for health training in Africa
Train and retain Community Health Workers
Develop new models for health workers’ education and training

Priority Intervention: Advocacy for human resources for health policy

Advocate for the formalisation of the Community Health Worker cadre, training and scheme of service
Establish an accreditation system for distance learning approaches
Advocate and integrate LMG in basic and post-basic training programmes

Strategic Objective 2: Strengthen leadership, management and governance capacities within health systems

Priority Intervention: Enhanced Leadership, Management and Governance (LMG) capacity for HRH

Train health workers in leadership, management and governance
Build capacity of community-based organisations, non-governmental organisation and government agencies in leadership, management and governance
Build capacity of health training institutions to deliver leadership, management and governance

Strategic Objective 3: Improve human resources for health (HRH) productivity

Priority Intervention: Optimising performance of human resources for health

Scale up courses on support supervision, mentorship and coaching
Develop and support implementation of Continuous Quality Improvement programmes for health

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