Blog post January 5, 2014
There are more in-service training programs than ever before with training often representing the lion’s share of investments for strengthening human resources for health (HRH). An increasing number of reports indicate that training is rarely evaluated, frequently duplicative and may not be designed to meet needs. A growing multiplicity of poorly coordinated training providers may overwhelm and weaken training systems rather than strengthen them. Ensuring that quality of the services delivered by health workers is upheld and continually strengthened is of utmost importance to the Universal Health Coverage agenda. Training is clearly an important contribution towards the development and maintenance of health worker competencies for delivering quality services – but how can we make training more effective, efficient and sustainable?