A major impediment to health systems strengthening in low- and middle-income countries is the insufficient investment in human resources for health. Despite repeated requests, health workers have limited access to training and technical support.
To address the shortage of well-trained health workers, AMP is working to develop professional health networks across sub-Saharan Africa. Networking offers a unique opportunity to build professional capacity by tapping into the accumulated skills and experience of health workers throughout the region. In particular, AMP provides members with access to:
- A repository of documents relating to public health issues
- Collaboration tools, such as a member forum, that promote information sharing
- Training programs on disease surveillance, immunization management, health logistics, health promotion, etc.
- A database of health experts within partner countries
By pooling together existing resources, AMP is contributing to increasing the number of skilled health workers capable of delivering adequate health services.