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So You Have Your WISN Calculations, What's Next? Using Cost Data to Evaluate HRH Policy Options to Meet the WISN Required Staffing Levels

Elizabeth Ohadi, Stephen Musau, Elaine Baruwa
Third Global Symposium on Health Systems Research


February 23, 2015

The Workload Indicators of Staffing Needs (WISN) process and methodology were developed over 15 years ago by the World Health Organization as a human resources management and planning tool. Traditional methods of determining staffing needs include calculating population-to-staff ratio and standards based on the type of health facility. WISN estimates staffing requirements by cadre in a health facility based on the actual workload for that facility and locally defined activity (time) standards.

Sub-Saharan Africa