Strategic Plan

Strategic Plan for Amhara Regional Health Bureau Resource Center.

RC Vision

The Amhara Regional Health Bureau Resource Center (ARHB) was established to support the development of the skills of heath personnel at all levels in the region working in water, sanitation and hygiene. The vision for the ARHB Resource Center it to serve as focal point  to collect and disseminate the latest technical information and resources and support training and networking to promote improvements in water, sanitation, and hygiene and sanitation for better health in the region.

RC Operation

The Resource Center (RC) will serve as a hub for the collection and dissemination of promotional materials; provide a place to access the internet for health news, resources and research; and support networking and the sharing of best approaches, resources, data and solutions to WASH challenges. The center will collect and share best approaches to sanitation and hygiene, such as simple innovative sanitation, water collection, and hand washing technologies; behavior change approaches; and the integration of WASH into schools, HIV, other health areas.  As the capacity of the Center grows it may cover other health topics well.

Status of Resource Center

The Resource Center is currently located in Room 316 in the Amhara Regional Health Bureau. The center has growing collection of publications and CDs on WASH and other health topics, two computers, access to the internet, a printer, and photocopy machine.  The two coordinators assigned to the Resource Center are Dagnew Aweke and Melisew Chanyalew.  They will conduct and initial needs assessment for the Resource Center to help guide its development to best meet the needs of its clients

Advisory Committee

The RC Advisory Committee will include

the chair of the committee, Mulusew Lijalem, Head of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention; Andualem Anteneh, Water Quality Officer

Getachew Tiruneh, Head of Public Relations

Dagnew Aweke, waste management and pollution control officer for health promotion and disease prevention core process

Melisew Chanyalew, health extension program officer,

Clients of RC

Amhara Regional Health Bureau  HQ staff, zonal and woreda health offices,

Next Steps

  • Build the capacity of the center based on the needs assessment results and interviews.
  • Identify contact coordinators in each zone and woreda to serve as a point of contact for sharing and dissemination information through the Resource Center.  The coordinators at zone and woreda will assist to collect and disseminate information, best practices and share the challenges they encounter in their district or zone. Communication with the Resource Center will take place through in-person communication, telephone, meetings, and e-mail, if available.
  • Plan for Resource Center newsletter, information briefs, and possibly a full fledged website.

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