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The Capacity Project End-of-Project Event and Expo Print E-mail

It Takes a Workforce: Improving Global FP/RH and HIV/AIDS Services


Wednesday, September 23, 2009 8:30 – 3:30
The World Bank, Washington, DC

An innovative global initiative funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and led by IntraHealth International, the Capacity Project helped developing countries strengthen human resources for health to respond to the challenges of implementing and sustaining quality family planning, reproductive health, HIV/AIDS and other health services.

Bridging the Gaps: Improving Decentralized HIV Services in Panama Print E-mail

Voices from the Capacity Project

Liliana HinesNurse Liliana Hines lives in Colón, a port city of 200,000 on the Caribbean side of Panama. “When I first started out in 2002, this was and is still the first clinic of antiretroviral therapy here in the city of Colón.” She works at Manuel Amador Guerrero Hospital. “We started out with four patients and today we have over 300 patients receiving antiretroviral therapy.”

Panama and other countries in the region are responding to the demand for HIV services by increasing the number of hospitals providing these services. Formerly, only a few specialized hospitals offered HIV services. Yet many Central American hospitals that provide decentralized HIV services struggle with issues such as weak infection prevention practices, poor nutritional care for patients and persistent discriminatory practices.

Two Abstracts Accepted for Monitoring and Evaluation Conference Print E-mail

The American Evaluation Association accepted two Capacity Project abstracts to be presented at the annual meeting in Orlando on November 14. "Human Resources (HR) Development Promising Practices for a Functional National HIV Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) System" discusses promising, HR development strategies, providing models for overcoming all dimensions of this M&E HR gap.

Central American Hospitals Recognized for Improving HIV/AIDS Services Print E-mail

In coordination with the respective Ministry of Health or Social Security Institute, the Capacity Project facilitated results ceremonies during June and July in Guatemala, Costa Rica, Panama and Belize to recognize the work of hospitals and health centers in strengthening HIV/AIDS services.

Capacity Project Study Results Published in Health Affairs Print E-mail

A paper drawing on Capacity Project study results, “Job Satisfaction and Morale in the Ugandan Health Workforce,” was published in Health Affairs [vol. 28, no. 5 (2009): w863-w875 (published online 6 August 2009; 10.1377/hlthaff.28.5.w863)].

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