Ethiopia Health Workforce Improvement Program
The USAID-funded Ethiopia Health Workforce Improvement Program (HWIP) is a five-year program led by Jhpiego to strengthen Ethiopia’s health workforce. As a sub-awardee, MSH will lead strategies to improve health workforce management—including those in health emergencies such as COVID-19—and work with Ethiopia’s Ministry of Health, Ministry of Science and Higher Education, and other local institutions to strengthen the leadership, management, and governance capacity at all levels of the health system.
Specifically, MSH will work with human resources managers to strengthen planning, policies, and practices; use data to quantify, establish, and revise staffing levels and standards; scale the national performance management system; and promote coordination among stakeholders to improve the work environment and better retain workers.
HWIP also seeks to reduce gender disparities during workforce development and deployment and will work with gender offices in higher education institutions to provide technical and financial incentives to overcome gender barriers. The end goal: Ethiopia’s health workforce will be available, accessible, and capable of delivering quality health care services, helping the Government of Ethiopia meet its goal of providing universal health care to all citizens.
Along with MSH, the Jhpiego-led consortium includes AMREF, Ethiopian Midwives Association, Ethiopian Medical Association, Ethiopian Association of Anesthetist, and Ethiopian Nursing Association.