News & Updates

IntraHealth invests in iHRIS and a full spectrum of digital solutions to support universal health access. Learn more about our progress through our news and updates.

iHRIS Manage Demo Now Available
A demonstration version of iHRIS Manage Version 2.0 has been made available on this website. To try iHRIS Manage for yourself, click the green Demo button and log in with the username and password demo . The demonstration version contains sample data from the fictional country of Taifafeki, representing part of the health workforce and other employees of the Ministry of Health. Try running reports or modifying employee records to learn...
HRIS Strengthening Website Officially Launched
The Capacity Project will be hosting a weeklong Technical Action/Development Workshop in Washington, DC, next week to include Project staff, partners and guests from USAID . On Thursday, April 19, we will hold a "mini-university," during which we will demonstrate version 2.0 of iHRIS Manage . In advance of the workshop, we are officially launching the HRIS Strengthening Website. The Website is intended as a comprehensive resource for learning...
African Health Ministers Commit to Strengthen HR Information Systems
Ministers of Health from 14 countries in East, Central and Southern Africa have adopted resolutions supporting the development of national health workforce observatories (PDF) and acknowledging that strong human resources information systems are necessary for informed policy decisions. The officials passed the resolutions during the 44th Conference of Health Ministers in Arusha, Tanzania, March 12-16. The Capacity Project helped to establish a...
New HR Management System Successfully Deployed
How many doctors are working in Rwanda’s rural areas, and where are they working? In February, the Capacity Project’s human resources information systems (HRIS) team made finding an answer to this question much easier for the Ministry of Health by finalizing a pilot version of iHRIS Manage, the Project’s newly developed software that tracks detailed information about health workers. After reviewing the data for accuracy, Project staff...
HRIS Assessment Tool Piloted in Namibia
In February, the Capacity Project’s human resources information systems (HRIS) team met with more than 40 stakeholders in Namibia to assess HRIS needs in the Ministry of Health. The team found an existing paper-based information system that is functional but extremely labor- and time-intensive. For example, in order to report on retirees, staff must pull the relevant records from around 10,000 cards and manually calculate the figures. “They fold...
Building HR Information Systems: Leading the Way in Uganda
The Capacity Project has published an article in their Voices series about our HRIS strengthening work in Uganda. Here is an excerpt: In Uganda and other developing countries, the demand for medical professionals is increasing while the supply is decreasing. Only about half of Uganda’s approved public sector positions for nurses are filled, while HIV and AIDS continue to take a toll on health workers as well as the rest of the population. To...
Data collection and research training in Uganda
Amy Hagopian, acting on behalf of Capacity Project (Uganda) and supported by HRSA , organized two workshops for young researchers in Uganda (8/4/06 and 9/20/06), and intends to offer a third workshop in January (2007). She worked with Aga Khan nursing instructor Wesley Too as a collaborator. Participants included members of the field teams who collected data for the retention study--primarily junior and senior faculty at Aga Khan, students at...
Knowledge Sharing re Uganda HRIS and Retention Work
Drs. McQuide and Mukooyo (Chair, Stakeholder Leadership Group in Uganda) participated in a panel discussion at APHA on “Is it a human right for health workers to migrate from poor countries?” Dr. McQuide discussed elements of a national health worker registry system needed for effective policy making, including the involvement of key stakeholders from inception and the types of health worker policies that can be addressed with information from a...
HRIS Africa Health Workforce Observatory Conference
The Capacity Project co-hosted a conference for leaders in HRH information systems from September 26-29th in Arusha, Tanzania, to continue development of "The Africa Health Workforce Observatory." The participants represented 15 African countries and included human resources directors, researchers/academicians, heads of HMIS/HRIS and professional regulatory bodies. Other key partners who participated include the WHO, World Bank, the ECSA Health...
Africa Health Workforce Observatory Report
The Africa Health Workforce Observatory meeting was co-hosted by the Capacity Project, East, Central and Southern Africa (ECSA) Health Community, World Bank and World Health Organization . Held September 26-29, 2006, at the ECSA headquarters in Arusha, Tanzania, the meeting focused on developing mechanisms to create up-to-date and reliable information that enables evidence-based decision making for HRH. Participants from 14 African countries...

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