CHHRN Eastern Hub Lead, Dr.Gail Tomblin Murphy, Dalhousie University & team wins Global Health award

Helping Babies Survive in Jamaica: An integrated needs-based approach for human resources for health planning and training Dalhousie University | Implementation Country: Jamaica With neonatal deaths and stillbirths being reported in the news, maternal, newborn and child health is a priority area of Jamaica’s Ministry of Health. Innovators at Dalhousie University aim help by working at the system level, applying a needsbased workforce planning framework, as well as at the service level, by implementing the Helping Babies Survive suite of heath provider training programs. By integrating these, the project will contribute to the overall action being taken by the Ministry of Health through their Programme to Reduce Maternal and Child Mortality and build upon their already-established commitment to needs-based planning, leading to scalability and sustainability. The project is being developed jointly in partnership between the Jamaica Ministry of Health, the Women’s Health Network Jamaica, and the Dalhousie University WHO/PAHO Collaborating Centre on Health Workforce Planning & Research

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