HISP-SA and the NDoH, supported by CDC SA, identified a need to integrate human resources information systems into the webDHIS to facilitate comprehensive assessment and management of human resources to strengthen the impact of the response to the HIV and AIDS epidemic.
Currently, in South Africa, Human Resource Information Systems (HRIS) are fragmented, inefficient, and unable to accurately inform health resource allocations. The NDoH's strategic vision is for an integrated HRIS that will provide managers with easy access to a comprehensive range of HR information. HISP-SA has supported the NDoH in developing a national HRIS strategy and an online HR placement system (the online internship and community service (ICSP) program). The ICSP includes modules on foreign workforce database and national bursary database; a national HRH workforce registry; and a national HR data warehouse that will feed data into the National Health Information Repository Data Warehouse (NHIRD).
HISP-SA is the prime recipient of this 5-year PEPFAR grant ending on 29 September 2024, referred to as the HRIS Project. This cooperative agreement aims to enhance the use of HRH data for evidence-based decision-making on health workforce management and strategic planning within the National and Provincial Departments of Health. This will be achieved by supporting the design, development, and implementation of interoperable components of an HRIS that will provide high quality and timely HRH data at national, provincial, district, and health facility levels.