Priority Health Areas / HIV/AIDS
Health workforce shortages are a significant bottleneck to providing antiretroviral therapy (ART) to all those who
need it. Much of the Capacity Projectâ€™s work focused on improving workforce productivity
and numbers, and thus had particular relevance and urgency in the response to HIV. The
challenge of delivering ART to the large number of people requiring treatment in sub-Saharan
Africa has highlighted the real danger of health workforce shortages on the continent.
Many current initiatives to scale up the workforce and improve productivity prioritize the
prevention and treatment of HIV/AIDS as one important and specific goal. For this reason,
the Projectâ€™s activities in workforce strengthening had particular relevance to HIV service
delivery, and many of the Projectâ€™s activities had a measurable impact in this area.
Major results areas included the Kenya Emergency Hiring Plan, performance support in Central America, clinical service delivery in Rwanda and Namibia and building systems for orphans and vulnerable children.
- Implementing the Kenya Emergency Hiring Plan resulted in enhanced facilities services and greater use.
- Use of approved performance standards in baseline and regular assessments of
decentralized HIV services can strengthen the quality and accessibility of HIV services.
- Mobile district physicians can increase access to HIV prevention, care and
treatment in rural settings.
- Working at the district level is vital in addressing health issues, such as HIV, in
- HRH successes in addressing HIV serve as important models for other emerging
epidemics and pandemics.
Learn more about the Project's HIV/AIDS programming results.
See other areas in Priority Health Areas: Family Planning/Reproductive Health; Tuberculosis