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From Dream to Reality. The National HRH observatory- Sudan Success story Dr Ayat AbuAgla Ayat.abuagla@yahoo.co.uk Irish Forum for Global Health Conference Dublin, February 2 nd -3 rd , 2012. Sudan. Contents. Introduction Background on development of observatories - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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  • From Dream to RealityThe National HRH observatory- Sudan Success story

    Dr Ayat AbuAglaAyat.abuagla@yahoo.co.uk

    Irish Forum for Global Health ConferenceDublin, February 2nd -3rd , 2012

  • Sudan

  • IntroductionBackground on development of observatoriesHRH observatory in SudanAchievementsChallengesProspects/ way forward

    Contents

  • Why?International focus on HRHNeed for evidence to inform policy and decision-makingPoor situation of HIS and HRIS in developing countriesAdvocacy for HRH National Human Resources for Health Observatory

  • background on development of observatoriesStarted in Latin America, in 1999.Regional observatoryNational observatories National Human Resources for Health Observatory: Experience and Prospects

  • National Human Resources for Health Observatory: Experience and Prospectsbackground on development of observatories

  • National Human Resources for Health Observatory: Experience and Prospectsbackground on development of observatories

  • Background on Sudan NHRHOEstablished in 2006 as part of the WHO EMRO regional observatory (pioneering country). Involves over 20 relevant stakeholders. National secretariat with a focal point; hosted in the Federal Ministry of Health.GHWA and WHO support National Human Resources for Health Observatory: Experience and Prospects

  • Essence of Observatory Human Resource Information System (HRIS)/ M & E

    Platform for consensus

    Research and studies

    Advocacy for HRH.National Human Resources for Health Observatory: Experience and Prospects

  • National Human Resources for Health Observatory: Experience and Prospects

  • Functions of the NHRHOFacilitative: National forum of stakeholdersDescriptive: Easily accessible databaseAnalytical: Correlation between key HRH variables and lessons from successes and failures to assist policy makersNational Human Resources for Health Observatory: Experience and Prospects

  • Functions of the NHRHOPrescriptive: Recommendations for actionMonitoring: Cost-effective method Capacity building: Link to CPD and synergy partnerships nationally and across the region National Human Resources for Health Observatory: Experience and Prospects

  • HRIS Comprehensive database on the national health workforce IT technical support received from WHO/EMRO-several missions-to develop a web-based HRH databaseThe idea is to provide policy makers and users with instant access to HRH information/evidence

    National Human Resources for Health Observatory: Experience and Prospects

  • HRIS

    HRH indicatorsHRH data dictionary

    National Human Resources for Health Observatory: Experience and Prospects

  • Technical Overview

  • List of Stakeholders:Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH)State Ministry of Health (SMOH)Ministry of Human Resource DevelopmentMinistry of Higher Education (MOHE)Universities- Public & Private health training institutesMinistry of Labor (MOL)Chamber of Civil Service National council for TrainingMinistry of FInanceSudan Medical council (SMC)

    National Human Resources for Health Observatory: Experience and Prospects

  • List of Stakeholders:

    11.National Council for Medical & Health Professions (CAHP)12.Sudan Medical Specialization Board (SMSB)13.Sudan Health Professions Trade Union (SHPTU)14.Sudan Doctors Union (SDU)15.Army Medical Corps16.Police Health Services17.Sudan Center for Migration, Development and Population Studies 18.Secretariat for Sudanese Working Abroad (SSWA)19.Health Insurance Fund20.Private sector21.International agencies and donors-mainly WHO

    National Human Resources for Health Observatory: Experience and Prospects

  • Periodic Stakeholder Meetings

  • Stakeholder workshop on HRH Strategic plan (2012-2016)

  • Advocacy Documentation of HRH situation in Sudan. Highlighting importance of health workforce. Drawing attention to the Skill mix imbalance. Raising awareness of related stakeholders.National Human Resources for Health Observatory: Experience and Prospects

  • AdvocacyCommunicating HRH information regionally and globally Awareness on HRH research. Documentation and Dissemination of informationNational Human Resources for Health Observatory: Experience and Prospects

  • Research and publications

    Launching a website for the NHRHO www.hrhobservatroy.sd (WHO support) Producing quarterly issues of the Observatory Eye. Establishment of an HRH library.HRH research forum (monthly)

    National Human Resources for Health Observatory: Experience and Prospects

  • Research and publicationHRH research agenda and prioritiesProduction of HRH studies along priorities (Migration, retention & gender) NHRHO approved by SMSB as accredited training centre in HRH.

  • The Observatory EyeNational Human Resources for Health Observatory: Experience and Prospects

  • The Web Site FOR MORE INFO...National Human Resources for Health Observatory: Experience and ProspectsClick Here for Demo

  • Links National HRH Observatory has been accepted as a member of the following:EMRO Network of Observatories. African Network of Observatories. Global Health Workforce Alliance (GHWA). African Platform for Human Resources for Health. Collaboration with the UK NHS information centre feeding the HRH Global Resource CentreNational Human Resources for Health Observatory: Experience and Prospects

  • NHRHO visit to the NHS Information Centre, UK

  • ChallengesMaintained stakeholder thrust.Covering the decentralized system Private sector involvement. Weak HIS infrastructure. Capacity for analysis and research.Financial support for software, training and research.National Human Resources for Health Observatory: Experience and Prospects

  • Prospects/way forward

    Consolidating and sustaining stakeholder forumScaling up advocacy and addressing capacity gaps for HRH development Fostering invocative solutions to health workforce issues.

    National Human Resources for Health Observatory: Experience and Prospects

  • Future ProspectsTechnical support for HRH strategic development Capacity buildings for health system research.Provision of adequate funding for research and publications.Strengthening regional and international links/ exchange of experience National Human Resources for Health Observatory: Experience and Prospects

  • ***********Periodic meetings with the national HRH stakeholders. Several meetings with the key persons at every HRH institutes Training Workshop to train the IT personnel's to tackle the satellites guided by a national IT consultant (21 candidate).

    *Establishment of satellites at six stakeholders institutes (SMSB, SMC, Police Medical, Medical corps, SSWA, CAHP).

    On-going process to establish Khartoum State-MOH satellites (as a model).

    *Link and co-ordinate with the National Health Information Centre-FMOH:To unify the source of HRH information. To maximize the use and benefits of the available resources in both parties. Regular meetings to enhance collaboration. NHRHO will provide the HRH section of the Annual Statistical Report.

    *NHRHO established a strong relation with the SSWA through: Establishing satellite for the health workforce working abroad. MOU between the two parties aiming at supporting the observatory in the field of research and collection of data through the IMO. Collaboration with the Migration and Population Centre-SSWA.

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