News: Namibia

iHRIS Academy 2013: Feedback from a Participant
Training expectations The iHRIS Academy 2013 was meant for iHRIS implementers and system administrators who are implementing an iHRIS instance. The idea of meeting with the actual iHRIS development experts, as well as connecting with other Google Group users and iHRIS implementers and users from different countries, was very attractive. As an implementer, my expectations varied from learning the development tools, management, and usage of iHRIS...
Code-Bounty/Senior eHealth Fellow – Namibia iHRIS Manage Customization for FBO
Code-Bounty/Senior eHealth Fellow – Namibia iHRIS Manage Customization for FBO Background IntraHealth Namibia has been supporting Human Resources Information System (HRIS) strengthening in Namibia since 2008. We have been working with the Ministry of Health and Social Services (MoHSS) and various stakeholders to support the establishment of a national HRIS focusing on the health workforce. In particular,...
Code-Bounty/eHealth Fellow – Namibia iHRIS Manage Customization for FBO: Intern support
Code-Bounty/eHealth Fellow – Namibia iHRIS Manage Customization for FBO: Intern support Background IntraHealth Namibia has been supporting Human Resources Information System (HRIS) strengthening in Namibia since 2008. We have been working with the Ministry of Health and Social Services (MoHSS) and various stakeholders to support the establishment of a national HRIS focusing on the health workforce. IntraHealth...
HRIS Works: A study tour to Namibia informs Tanzania's approach to implementing iHRIS
IntraHealth Tanzania sent a delegation of staff and partners to Namibia earlier this year to learn about that country’s experiences implementing a large-scale human resources information system (HRIS). Tanzania’s HRIS is a customized version of iHRIS Manage . Namibia built its own system and implemented it with support from IntraHealth. The Tanzania delegation noted several lessons learned from the Namibian experience deploying the HRIS in the...
Feedback from 6 Region Rollout
I am the HRIS Technical Advisor for the Namibia HIV Prevention, Care and Support Program, which is rolling out the central-level Human Resource Management Information System (HRIMS) to all the regional HR Management (HRM) offices. We have just completed the HRIMS rollout to a further 6 regions after a successful rollout to 3 pilot regions in 2009. As part of the project management methodology we used, we have drafted a Lessons Learned...
Assessing Data Security in Namibia
One of our HRIS Advisors, after receiving an emergency email from a country asking for help restoring lost HRIS data, wrote, “Too often we see backup plans that are insufficient or exist only on paper, not actually in practice. We have also seen backup plans which are followed for a period of time and then abandoned due to busy staff or a false sense of security due to a period of time with no system catastrophes.” Indeed, an HRIS contains...
HRIS Milestone Achieved in Namibia
Namibia recently completed a Data Centre in the Ministry of Health and Social Services (MoHSS), reaching another milestone in the country’s plan for HRIS strengthening. The new Data Centre will enhance the security, reliability and availability of the Ministry’s HR Information Management System (HRIMS). This system tracks health professionals working in the public sector and captures data on their training, certification, licensing and...
New Publication about HRIS Strengthening in Namibia
A new publication about HRIS strengthening in Namibia is now available. "Connecting Regions, Leading the Way:Sharing Health Worker Information in Namibia," is part of the Voices from the Capacity Project series. Kautoo Mutirua, a leader in HRIS strengthening in Namibia, explains how a pilot program to expand HRIS to the regions is helping the Ministry of Health make evidence-based decisions about the country's health workforce. This publication...
Connectivity Pilot Supports Sharing of HR Information in Namibia
Capacity Namibia recently completed a connectivity pilot in three regions (Erongo, Hardap and Khomas) to link the central human resources information management system located in the Office of the Prime Minister to the Ministry of Health and Social Services’ regional HR offices. To facilitate the work, the Project donated computer equipment to the central level and the three regions. The connectivity initiative will be rolled out to six...
HRIS Strengthening Work Will Continue in Namibia Under Associate Award
In December, IntraHealth International , lead partner of the Capacity Project , received a $49 million, five-year Capacity Project Associate Award (FY2009–2013) in Namibia. The award will further the Project’s successful work in strengthening human resources information systems in conjunction with the Government of Namibia. This represents the Capacity Project’s second Associate Award; IntraHealth International received the award for the...