September 18, 2015
Written by The H4+ Partnership
The Sexual, Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn and Adolescent Health (SRMNAH) Workforce Assessment Handbook is a clear and comprehensive methodology to help countries build a stronger SRMNAH workforce. Health care workers are instrumental to the strength and sustainability of health systems. Their direct service improves the lives of women, newborns and adolescents, especially in relation to sexual and reproductive health, pregnancy, labor and birth, and to mothers and babies in the post-natal period.
The Handbook has been developed primarily for Ministries of Health and policymakers, but will also inform health leaders and managers, decision makers, educational institutions, regulatory agencies, international donor agencies, and funders of health services and health workforce education. It was developed as part of the High Burden Country Initiative and supported by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), World Health Organization (WHO) and partners on behalf of the H4+ partnership.