Building Local Skills To Support The Open Source iHRIS Software

Carol Bales | CapacityPlus | September 10, 2013

Over 20 countries are implementing the open source iHRIS software to manage and plan their health workforce. CapacityPlus, along with other USAID projects led by IntraHealth International, is assisting several of these countries to install, customize, and roll out the human resources information systems (HRIS) software.

But as more countries come on board, there’s an increasing need to build local skills to support iHRIS sustainability. Recently, a new “iHRIS Academy” did just that.

Hosted by the University of Dar es Salaam in Tanzania, the first annual iHRIS Academy brought together iHRIS developers and implementers from seven African countries to share their experiences using the software and come up with solutions to common challenges.