Forthcoming Analysis Assesses Quality Of Health Care, Health Worker Knowledge Across African Countries
Center for Global Development: What Health Workers in Africa Know, What They Have to Work With, and How To Translate That into Quality of Care
Laura Di Giorgio, health economist at the World Bank, and colleagues discuss findings from a forthcoming analysis that assesses the quality of health care across African countries. The authors write, “This analysis demonstrates that improving health worker knowledge must be a top priority for health systems. Training programs have shown mixed results, so what that probably looks like is a combination of better training — both pre-service and in-service — along with better hiring and working conditions that attract bright candidates. In the absence of health provider know-how, there are limits to what other improvements will deliver” (10/5).