Supporting Country-Led Efforts to Recruit and Retain Health Workers and Improve Their Productivity
With the CapacityPlus and the World Bank, USAID ASSIST co-hosted a knowledge-sharing and dissemination event on "Supporting Country-Led Efforts to Recruit and Retain Health Workers and Improve Their Productivity" in Washington, DC. The three-hour program focused on the latest evidence from country applications of innovations to strengthen health workforce recruitment, retention, and productivity. Through a combination of panel presentations, interactive roundtable groups, and moderated question-and-answer sessions, participants learned about and discussed various approaches and tools that can be used to develop policies to strengthen recruitment, retention, and productivity and improve access to high-quality family planning, reproductive health, HIV/AIDS, and other health services.
Several USAID ASSIST staff participated in the event. ASSIST Director Dr. M. Rashad Massoud of URC delivered opening remarks. Dr. Edward Broughton of URC presented on “Improving Efficiency, Productivity, and Performance with the Workforce You Have, Not the One You Wish You Had.” Dr. Sarah Smith Lunsford of EnCompass LLC led a roundtable discussion together with Ms. Diana Frymus of USAID on tools and approaches in researching community health worker productivity. Dr. Broughton and Ms. Allison Annette Foster of URC led a roundtable discussion on health worker productivity, performance, and engagement.