News: Uganda

New Software Application Tracks Health Worker Training
The global agenda is clear: universal health coverage. And as we heard at the Third Global Forum on Human Resources for Health , a strong, qualified health workforce is essential to achieving this goal. But how do we create a strong global health workforce that can provide care to all 7 billion of us? One of the keys is information—reliable, accurate information on health workers’ skills and qualifications. Data on individual health workers’...
iHRIS Train: A New Tool for Health Worker Training
Health workforce managers have a new tool they can count on to better know and manage their health workforce. iHRIS Train, which manages data on the education of health professionals—both before entering the profession and while in service—is the latest application in the growing iHRIS lineup of workforce management software . iHRIS Train sheds light on a critical area of the health workforce picture. This tool collects and reports data on the...
Kenya and Uganda Model iHRIS Mentorship
Can a mentoring relationship between nations expedite implementation of the iHRIS open source software for tracking and managing health workers? With that in mind, Robert Nguni of Capacity Kenya recently traveled to neighboring Uganda for a week-long visit to learn about strategies successfully put into practice by the Uganda Capacity Program . I interviewed Nguni, senior manager of HRIS in Kenya, along with Ismail Wadembere, HRIS manager, and...
Uganda Launches iHRIS Train to Track Health Worker Training
Health workforce decision-makers now have a new tool for their toolbox: iHRIS Train, software that tracks health worker training and reports on the number of health professionals being produced in a country. iHRIS Train was recently launched in Uganda at an event hosted by the Ministry of Education and Sports. iHRIS Train is the newest addition to the open source iHRIS software and tools for tracking, managing, and planning the health workforce...
Utilizing Health Workforce Information and Mobile Phone Technology in Uganda
The Uganda Medical and Dental Practitioners’ Council (UMDPC) recently launched a new mobile directory, which provides information Ugandans can use to seek health services from qualified health workers at qualified facilities. By combining health workforce data with mobile phone technology, the system also allows council staff and health facility managers to easily verify health professionals’ credentials and cut down on unqualified practitioners...
iHRIS Data Used For Public Registration Website in Uganda
The Uganda Medical and Dental Practitioners Council recently launched a registration website that makes it easy for employers and managers of health professionals and the public to check on which medical officers are licensed to work in the country. This registration information is derived from the Council’s iHRIS Qualify system, our licensure and certification software. Every day, an updated Excel file of registered doctors and dentists is...
New Article Identifies Gaps and Opportunities in Ugandan Health System Using iHRIS Software
Last month, Human Resources for Health published “ Tracking and monitoring the health workforce: A new human resources information system (HRIS) in Uganda ,” which identifies trends and gaps in the Ugandan health worker training system. The analysis is based on data from the Uganda Nurses and Midwives Council’s iHRIS Qualify system, which tracks health worker certification and licensure information. iHRIS Qualify is part of the iHRIS...
New HRIS Internship Program in Uganda
The Uganda Capacity Program (UCP), a five-year Capacity Project Associate Award, recently launched a new internship program to help carry out its HRIS initiatives and to build Open Source development capacity in Uganda. UCP’s HRIS initiatives include supporting the country’s national implementation of the iHRIS software . iHRIS Qualify , licensure and certification software, is used by the four professional health councils, and iHRIS Manage , HR...
Improving Data Analysis and Use in Uganda
This Spring, the Uganda Capacity Program (UCP), a Capacity Project Associate Award, held a Human Resources for Health (HRH) Data Analysis and Use Workshop. The week long program brought together key HRH decision makers, including representatives from Uganda’s four professional health councils, the Ministry of Health , and private not-for-profit organizations. The workshop primarily focused on data analysis and use at the central level. “There is...
Expanding iHRIS Manage to More Districts in Uganda
Uganda is committed to strengthening its health workforce information and using that information to make informed decisions. The new Uganda Capacity Project (UCP), an IntraHealth-led Capacity Project Associate Award, has outlined ambitious goals to support this effort. One goal in the next five years is to ensure all the country’s 85 districts each have a human resources management system. This builds off of the efforts of the Capacity Project,...