Education & Performance

We know that health workers perform their best when they’re confident in their skills, when their training is up to date, and when they have access to the information and technology they need to stay current. Since 1979, we’ve been helping health workers do just that. From providing scholarships for health professional students to building apps for the front lines, we’re still connecting health workers to the resources they need to be life-long learners. 

Our key approaches include:

  • Supporting health professional school leaders to assess and address management issues, identify cost efficiencies, and monitor and sustain improvements
  • Advocating to address gender discrimination in health workforce development
  • Performance-based learning that connects education and training to specific competencies and job responsibilities
  • Stakeholder-driven, cyclical processes for optimizing performance and quality in health workers and facilities
  • Digital health innovations for training and learning 

Selected Achievements

Increased the number of new clients who choose modern methods of contraception by 64% in 100 health facilities in Senegal, after the facilities implemented our performance improvement and mentoring approach, TutoratPlus.
Deployed our Optimizing Performance and Quality tool in over 15 countries countries throughout Latin America, Africa, and Asia.
Launched a training program in Zambia to build the leadership skills of nurses who have the power to transform primary health care in the country.
Improved the health of mothers and babies throughout rural India through technology and training for community-based midwives and accredited social health activists.
Trained health workers in Kenya to screen for cervical cancer among women of reproductive age, particularly those who live with HIV.
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