In order to make substantial progress towards health-related Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), developing countries will need to make the most effective use possible of their human resources. Given the global shortage of qualified health workers, especially in sub-Saharan Africa, this is no easy task.
One of the major challenges is the low motivation of health workers. Evidence suggests that any strategy to boost employee motivation takes a mix of financial and non-financial incentives. This means offering competitive salaries—when possible—and applying effective human resources management (HRM) tools.
Another challenge is the lack of well-trained HR managers capable of transforming health workers into a productive, motivated, and skilled workforce.
To address these issues and achieve better outcomes, AMP is supporting countries to improve HRM strategies. Main objectives include:
- Guiding workforce planning
- Developing recruitment and retention plans
- Improving performance management and employee development
- Identifying training needs and developing appropriate programs