Improving the quality of HRH information: A focus on the providers of maternal, neonatal and reproductive health care and services at community level in selected Asia and Pacific countries - Discussion paper 1

Human Resources for Health Knowledge Hub of the School of Public Health and Community Medicine
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2010, pp. 1 - 25
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Accurate, accessible and quality information about the providers of maternal, neonatal and reproductive health (MNRH) care at community level, how they are performing as well as how they are managed, trained and supported, is central to workforce planning, personnel administration, performance management (PM) and policy making. A number of documents have identified the need for timely, reliable, detailed and consistent workforce data in order to provide evidence to justify requests for both new and ongoing investment in human resources for health (HRH) development (WHO 2008a; Dal Poz et al. 2009). This information is critical to quality service delivery, and at the community level this includes health workers delivering evidence-based packages of care to women and newborns and making emergency referrals to facilities beyond the communit
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