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The Ministry of Health and Social Services has launched its Integrated Human Resources Information System (IHRIS).

The information system is aimed at reducing the burden on the ministry's paper-based system and providing health workers with information effectively.

The information system is expected to improve access to health services and allow the human resources departments to focus their efforts more on delivering service to patients instead of administrative tasks.

In addition, people will be able to review and update personnel records, which will allow managers to deploy resources where they are needed most.

The system will also help in the decision-making process because data will be readily available and reduce workforce challenges.

Recruit Letisia Haidula was the first person to have her details tested on the system.

The ministry also launched Namibia's first-ever Human Resources for Health Status Report, a detailed analysis of staffing levels and shortages at public health facilities across the country.

The IHRIS was funded by the US President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief through the United States Agency for International Development.

The US Charge d'Affaires, Jessica Long, says that iHRIS will manage the country's health workforce in terms of planning, regulations, and training.

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Lucia Nghifindaka