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PNIPH officially launches Palestinian Human Resources for Health Observatory

27-11-2019

In July 2019, PNIPH officially launched the Palestinian Human Resources for Health Observatory. The culmination of over four years of research, development, and data collection, the Observatory provides a more accurate depiction of the availability and distribution of the practicing health workforce in Palestine. Information produced by the Observatory supports decision making and policy formulation towards improving the local health system. The first report produced based on information from the system is available here.


PNIPH presents lecture on the Palestinian health workforce at Italian university

27-11-2019

In April 2019, representatives from PNIPH participated in the course, “Health Systems through Crisis and Recovery” at Sant’Anna, Scuola Universitaria Superiore Pisa, in Pisa, Italy. The course is conducted annually and, for the first time, Palestine participated as a presenter. PNIPH delivered a lecture on the health workforce in Palestine to health professionals from health ministries, NGOs, and other organizations around the world.


PNIPH shares HRH Observatory development experience at Health Workforce Observatory workshop in Cairo

27-11-2019

In 2017, PNIPH attended a regional workshop in Cairo on health workforce observatories, hosted by the regional WHO office. PNIPH was chosen to present Palestine’s experience in developing the Human Resources for Health Observatory. Participants included focal points from health ministries and health organizations from countries in the region.


PNIPH conducts survey of practicing health workers in West Bank and Gaza

27-11-2019

Between 2014 and 2016, PNIPH conducted a large-scale survey of health facilities throughout the West Bank and Gaza in order to gather baseline data on the availability and distribution of practicing health workers to be used in the HRH Observatory. Data collectors visited around 5,300 facilities between the West Bank and Gaza, and gathered information from around 36,000 individual health workers from different health professions, including administrative and support staff.


HRH Observatory Study Tour to Sudan

27-11-2019

In 2013, representatives from PNIPH, the Palestinian Ministry of Health, and the WHO Palestine country office participated in a study tour to Khartoum, Sudan hosted by the Sudanese Minister of Health. The study tour was conducted to gain a better understanding of the Sudanese Human Resources for Health Observatory, including the methodology used in its development and lessons learned. PNIPH leveraged the information gained in Sudan in the development process of Palestine’s own HRH Observatory.