Today’s health systems operate in a rapidly evolving environment. Growing populations in low- and middle-income countries and changing disease dynamics increase stress on national health systems that already face shortages of qualified health workers. Given these shifts, USAID and other global actors have focused increasingly on investment in human resources for health (HRH) as an opportunity to create jobs and jumpstart economic development. Achieving these goals requires evidence-based decision-making as well as approaches that holistically address HRH within the broader health system.
HRH2030 continues decades of USAID leadership in the HRH space and aligns with the contemporary agenda to end preventable maternal and child deaths, control the HIV/AIDS epidemic, protect communities from infectious diseases, and support the goals of Family Planning 2020. The program also works in partnership with the United States President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).