Applying a Health Policy and Systems Research lens to Human Resources for Health: Capacity building, leadership and politics

This webinar took place on March 14, 2018. However, if you missed the webinar or want to listen to it again, you can watch the recording and download the slides.

How do we study ‘invisible’ concepts such as politics and power as they relate to HRH policymaking? Is HRH leadership and management about individual competencies or organisational culture? Do training and supervision always result in improved performance?

Join us on March 14 to discuss innovation and excellence in human resources for health research with a focus on capacity building, leadership and politics. This is the final webinar on the WHO Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research Human Resources for Health Reader. The editors (Asha George, Kerry Scott and Veloshnee Govender) will briefly orient attendees to the HRH Reader (6 minutes) and will then turn the session over to the authors of three chapters, who will discuss the challenges of HRH research and showcase research that has engaged innovative methods or used standard methods in exemplary ways to push the boundaries of knowledge.

Details of the presentations (8 minutes each):

  1. Building health worker capacity through training and supervision

  • NS Prashanth, Institute of Public Health, Bangalore, India
  • Timothy Roberton, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, Baltimore, USA
  1. Leadership, management and organizational cultures

  • Aku Kwamie, Independent Researcher, Ghana
  1. Brokering policies and politics for human resources for health

  • Veena Sriram, University of Chicago, Chicago, USA

After these three presentations, participants will be invited to reflect and respond (30 minutes).

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