Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, RRHO pivots to a virtual DHIS2 training for NACP Liberia to better leverage data to strengthen HIV programsResilient & Responsive Health Organizations (RRHO), 2021
From September to October 2020, the HRSA-funded Resilient and Responsive Health Organization (RRHO) project conducted a virtual training to build the capacity of eight monitoring and evaluation (M&E) staff from the National AIDS and STI Control Program (NACP), Ministry of Health (MOH) in Liberia. To facilitate the achievement of zero new infections, zero AIDS-related deaths, and zero AIDS-related stigma and discrimination in Liberia by 2030, NACP uses District Health Information Software 2 (DHIS2). Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the in-person training was replaced with seven virtual sessions. Led by RRHO’s DHIS2 experts, each two-hour session introduced DHIS2 concepts and building blocks, such as data elements, organization units, and form design.
The new Global AIDS Strategy (2021–2026) seeks to reduce the inequalities that drive the AIDS epidemic and put people at the centre to get the world on-track to end AIDS as a public health threat by 2030. Decades of experience and evidence from the HIV response show that intersecting inequalities are preventing progress towards ending AIDS. Drawing on key lessons learned from the intersecting HIV and COVID-19 pandemics, the Strategy leverages proven tools and approaches of the HIV response. It identifies where, why and for whom the HIV response is not working. It outlines strategic directions and priority actions to be implemented by global, regional, country and community partners by 2025 to get the HIV response on-track to end AIDS by 2030.
The State of the World’s Midwifery (SoWMy) 2021 presents findings on the Sexual, Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn and Adolescent Health (SRMNAH) workforce from 194 countries. The report, produced by UNFPA, the International Confederation of Midwives (ICM), the World Health Organization (WHO) and Novametrics, shows the progress and trends since the inaugural 2011 edition and identifies the barriers and challenges to future advancement. The report establishes a global shortage of 1.1 million SRMNAH workers, the largest shortage (900,000) being midwives. It calls for urgent investment in midwives to enable them to fulfil their potential to contribute towards UHC and the SDG agenda.
The Global Midwives' Hub is an online resource that allows for knowledge sharing between users, data visualization tools and improved data literacy to support midwives advocate for the midwifery profession in their country and/or region.
This International Council of Nurses (ICN) fact sheet highlights COVID-19's impact on nurses and other health care workers ahead of International Nurses Day 2021.
This International Council of Nurses (ICN) fact sheet highlights stress and burnout in the nursing profession ahead of International Nurses Day 2021.
This International Council of Nurses (ICN) fact sheet highlights global nurse shortages and retention issues ahead of International Nurses Day 2021.
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Success Story: LBNM Launches New Policies and Strengthens Capacity through HRSA-funded RRHO Project Partner EngagementResilient & Responsive Health Organizations (RRHO), 2021
The Resilient and Responsive Health Organizations (RRHO) project builds the capacity of diverse institutions or “impact partners” that include schools of medicine, midwifery and nursing, professional associations, and government ministries that contribute to improving the quality of health professional education in Liberia, Sierra Leone, and the Democratic Republic of Congo. This RRHO success story describes RRHO's capacity development approach and support to the Liberian Board for Nursing and Midwifery (LBNM).
ICM is concerned about the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on midwifery care, midwives and the health and well-being of women and their newborn babies globally. ICM is closely monitoring the developments and posting information to support midwives and other maternity care professionals in this difficult time. These resources form a selection of the many resources that are available. ICM aims to ensure they are from reputable sources and help midwives and others in providing care in an unprecedented situation - a platform for members where concerns, experiences, and resources are shared.