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Global Strategy on Human Resources for Health: Workforce 2030

World Health Organization, 2016

The Global Strategy on Human Resources for Health: Workforce 2030 is primarily aimed at planners and policy-makers of WHO Member States, but its contents are of value to all relevant stakeholders in the health workforce area, including public and private sector employers, professional associations, education and training institutions, labour unions, bilateral and multilateral development partners, international organizations, and civil society.

Ressources humaines pour la santé, projet de stratégie mondiale à l'horizon 2030

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eLearning for Undergraduate Health Professional Education

WHO & Imperial College London, 2015

This systematic review of the scientific literature evaluates the effectiveness of eLearning for undergraduate health professional education. At a global level, it will assist in the implementation of the WHO’s global human resources for health strategy by providing the best evidence of how and where eLearning can best be used in country settings. The report also provides a foundation for the development of future WHO guidelines for pre-service training and the direction for future research.

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Investment Plan for Building a Resilient Health System (2015-2021)

Ministry of Health Liberia, 2015

The Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in Liberia had a devastating impact on the health system, the population at large, and the Liberian economy. The health system was ill equipped to effectively respond to the epidemic with the necessary occupational health and safety and infection prevention and control (IPC) measures for safe and effective health services. Coverage of life-saving maternal and child health interventions, in particular, declined dramatically. There is a need to rebuild the health system in a manner that restructures it, to ensure that it never again fails to respond effectively to similar threats.

This Investment Plan aims to improve the health status of the Liberian population through building a resilient health system that contributes to the achievement of equitable health outcomes described in the National Health Policy and Plan. To this effect, it does not only restore the gains lost due to the EVD crisis, but also provides health security for the people of Liberia by reducing risks due to epidemics and other health threats, accelerates progress towards universal health coverage by improving access to safe and quality health services, and narrows the equity gap for the most vulnerable populations.

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Essential Package of Health Services Country Snapshot: Liberia

Health Finance & Governance (HFG) Project, 2015

An Essential Package of Health Services (EPHS) can be defined as the package of services that the government is providing or is aspiring to provide to its citizens in an equitable manner. Essential packages are often expected to achieve multiple goals: improved efficiency, equity, political empowerment, accountability, and altogether more effective care. There is no universal essential package of health services that applies to every country in the world, nor is it expected that all health expenditures in any given country be directed toward provision of that package. Countries vary with respect to disease burden, level of poverty and inequality, moral code, social preferences, operational challenges, financial challenges, and more, and a country’s EPHS should reflect those factors. The government of the Republic of Liberia published its EPHS in the National Health and Social Welfare Policy and Plan 2011–2021 and the accompanying policy document Essential Package of Health Services, Phase One (2011). The EPHS is clearly defined by specific health interventions and by service delivery level.

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Ebola virus disease in pregnancy: Screening and management of Ebola cases, contacts and survivors

World Health Organization, 2015

This document provides guidance for: screening and triage of pregnant women in the context of an Ebola outbreak; infection prevention and control (IPC) precautions for pregnant women at risk of EVD transmission during childbirth and complication management; management of pregnant EVD cases, contacts and survivors; and lactation and Ebola virus disease.

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How to Prepare and Use Chlorine Solutions

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 2015

This guidance is intended to help healthcare workers prevent the spread of Ebola by mixing and using chlorine solution correctly. Job aids available for download in English and French.

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Handwashing for Healthcare Workers

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 2015

This job aid is intended to help healthcare workers practice correct hand hygiene.

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Managing Patients with Ebola Virus Disease (EVD), Their Families, and the Community Safely and Compassionately

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 2015

This guidance is intended to assist healthcare providers prevent the spread of Ebola virus by properly managing patient care in non-Ebola treatment units.

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For General Healthcare Settings in West Africa: Four Keys to Infection Control

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2015

Healthcare workers can use this guidance to develop and implement an infection control plan to prevent the spread of Ebola virus disease (EVD) in healthcare facilities.

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Ebola Preparedness Implementation Kit

Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3) , 2015

This Ebola Communication Preparedness Implementation Kit (I-Kit) provides national and local stakeholders, as well as program managers, with key considerations and a roadmap for instituting and implementing critical, relevant, practical and timely communication for responding to the threat of an Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak. 

The I-Kit guides countries in social and behavior change communication (SBCC) and risk communication activity planning, including communication plan development for every stage of an Ebola response. For any country facing a major health crisis, national preparedness plans need to include and support communication efforts. Integration of communication into the preparedness agenda from the outset ensures that preparedness communication is harmonized, relevant, timely, financially supported and aligned among all of the preparedness technical teams. Robust national communication preparedness plans maximize the effectiveness of Ebola communication and equip communication trainers and experts with a common set of tools and modules.