The Emergency Hiring Project (EHP) is an innovative programme of the Ministry of Health & Social Welfare initiated in 2007 and ended in December 2010. Financially EHP was supported by the Global Fund to fight HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM) that aims to contribute to the national acceleration of HIV/AIDS prevention, care and treatment through strengthening the Human Resources for Health (HRH).
Based on the Mkapa Fellows Programme experience, the Benjamin William Mkapa HIV/AIDS Foundation provided technical and management support to the Emergency Hiring Project of the Ministry of Health & Social Welfare.
Two programme approach applied by EHP included:
The rationale for EHP:
Recruited health worker attending Patients in one of EHP Districts
The project has recruited 176 health workers that have been placed in 19 hard to reach districts in August 2007. Selection of the types of cadres took into cognizant the district HRH needs. The Health workers signed a three years contract with the Ministry of Health and the Local Government Authorities.
Health cadres recruited is as shown below:
To ensure ownership and clarity on roles and responsibilities, the EHP new hires jointly received one day orientation of the project and Government structures and systems functioning. This was undertaken in forum together with the Regional and District authorities. Subsequently the new hires were trained on HIV/AIDS clinical care and treatment at the National Zonal Training Centres by using the National curriculum.
Program Manager orienting New Hires about EHP
The project being comprehensive in nature is bringing in other partners:
The remuneration package of the new hires include the following:
Non Monetary incentives
For information about the achievements attained by the Emergency Hiring Project,click here
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