We know that health workers perform their best when they’re confident in their skills, when their training is up to date, and when they have access to the information and technology they need to stay current. Since 1979, we’ve been helping health workers do just that. From providing scholarships for health professional students to building apps for the front lines, we’re still connecting health workers to the resources they need to be life-long learners.
Our key approaches include:
Supporting health professional school leaders to assess and address management issues, identify cost efficiencies, and monitor and sustain improvements
Advocating to address gender discrimination in health workforce development
Performance-based learning that connects education and training to specific competencies and job responsibilities
Stakeholder-driven, cyclical processes for optimizing performance and quality in health workers and facilities
Digital health innovations for training and learning
Increased the number of new clients who choose modern methods of contraception by 64% in 100 health facilities in Senegal, after the facilities implemented our performance improvement and mentoring approach, TutoratPlus.
Used our interactive voice response system to provide refresher training to 20 midwives, nurses, nursing assistants, and health agents in Senegal, in languages tailored to their different ethnic and cultural subgroups.
Supported 22 schools of midwifery and health technology in Nigeria to increase the quality of training and the numbers of newly-graduated midwives and community health extension workers that are successfully deployed.