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  1. Research

    Nurses who work in rural and remote communities in Canada: a national survey

    In Canada, as in other parts of the world, there is geographic maldistribution of the nursing workforce, and insufficient attention is paid to the strengths and needs of those providing care in rural and remot...

    Martha L. P. MacLeod, Norma J. Stewart, Judith C. Kulig, Penny Anguish, Mary Ellen Andrews, Davina Banner, Leana Garraway, Neil Hanlon, Chandima Karunanayake, Kelley Kilpatrick, Irene Koren, Julie Kosteniuk, Ruth Martin-Misener, Nadine Mix, Pertice Moffitt, Janna Olynick…

    Human Resources for Health 2017 15:34

    Published on: 23 May 2017

  2. Methodology

    Measuring health workers’ motivation composition: validation of a scale based on Self-Determination Theory in Burkina Faso

    Although motivation of health workers in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) has become a topic of increasing interest by policy makers and researchers in recent years, many aspects are not well understoo...

    Julia Lohmann, Aurélia Souares, Justin Tiendrebéogo, Nathalie Houlfort, Paul Jacob Robyn, Serge M. A. Somda and Manuela De Allegri

    Human Resources for Health 2017 15:33

    Published on: 22 May 2017

  3. Case study

    Health workforce and governance: the crisis in Nigeria

    In Nigeria, several challenges have been reported within the health sector, especially in training, funding, employment, and deployment of the health workforce. We aimed to review recent health workforce crise...

    Davies Adeloye, Rotimi Adedeji David, Adenike Ayobola Olaogun, Asa Auta, Adedapo Adesokan, Muktar Gadanya, Jacob Kehinde Opele, Oluwafemi Owagbemi and Alexander Iseolorunkanmi

    Human Resources for Health 2017 15:32

    Published on: 12 May 2017

  4. Research

    Predictors of job satisfaction among nurses working in Ethiopian public hospitals, 2014: institution-based cross-sectional study

    Nurses play a pivotal role in determining the efficiency, effectiveness, and sustainability of health care systems. Nurses’ job satisfaction plays an important role in the delivery of quality health care. Ther...

    Ayele Semachew, Tefera Belachew, Temamen Tesfaye and Yohannes Mehretie Adinew

    Human Resources for Health 2017 15:31

    Published on: 24 April 2017

  5. Research

    Causes, consequences, and policy responses to the migration of health workers: key findings from India

    This study sought to better understand the drivers of skilled health professional migration, its consequences, and the various strategies countries have employed to mitigate its negative impacts. The study was...

    Margaret Walton-Roberts, Vivien Runnels, S. Irudaya Rajan, Atul Sood, Sreelekha Nair, Philomina Thomas, Corinne Packer, Adrian MacKenzie, Gail Tomblin Murphy, Ronald Labonté and Ivy Lynn Bourgeault

    Human Resources for Health 2017 15:28

    Published on: 5 April 2017

  6. Research

    Internationally educated nurses in Canada: predictors of workforce integration

    Global trends in migration accompanied with recent changes to the immigrant selection process may have influenced the demographic and human capital characteristics of internationally educated nurses (IENs) in ...

    Christine L. Covell, Marie-Douce Primeau, Kelley Kilpatrick and Isabelle St-Pierre

    Human Resources for Health 2017 15:26

    Published on: 4 April 2017

  7. Research

    Training and deployment of medical doctors in Tanzania post-1990s health sector reforms: assessing the achievements

    The shortage of a skilled health workforce is a global crisis. International efforts to combat the crisis have shown few benefits; therefore, more country-specific efforts are required. Tanzania adopted health...

    Nathanael Sirili, Angwara Kiwara, Frumence Gasto, Isabel Goicolea and Anna-Karin Hurtig

    Human Resources for Health 2017 15:27

    Published on: 4 April 2017

  8. Research

    An examination of the causes, consequences, and policy responses to the migration of highly trained health personnel from the Philippines: the high cost of living/leaving—a mixed method study

    Dramatic increases in the migration of human resources for health (HRH) from developing countries like the Philippines can have consequences on the sustainability of health systems. In this paper, we trace the...

    Erlinda Castro-Palaganas, Denise L. Spitzer, Maria Midea M. Kabamalan, Marian C. Sanchez, Ruel Caricativo, Vivien Runnels, Ronald Labonté, Gail Tomblin Murphy and Ivy Lynn Bourgeault

    Human Resources for Health 2017 15:25

    Published on: 31 March 2017

  9. Case study

    Analysis of an international collaboration for capacity building of human resources for eye care: case study of the college-college VISION 2020 LINK

    There is an extreme health workforce shortage in Eastern, Central, and Southern Africa. Shortage of eye care workers impedes effective implementation of prevention of blindness programs. The World Health Organ...

    Nyawira Mwangi, Marcia Zondervan and Covadonga Bascaran

    Human Resources for Health 2017 15:22

    Published on: 14 March 2017

  10. Review

    A rapid review of the rate of attrition from the health workforce

    Attrition or losses from the health workforce exacerbate critical shortages of health workers and can be a barrier to countries reaching their universal health coverage and equity goals. Despite the importance...

    Sofia Castro Lopes, Maria Guerra-Arias, James Buchan, Francisco Pozo-Martin and Andrea Nove

    Human Resources for Health 2017 15:21

    Published on: 1 March 2017

  11. Research

    Incentives to change: effects of performance-based financing on health workers in Zambia

    Performance-based financing (PBF) has been implemented in a number of countries with the aim of transforming health systems and improving maternal and child health. This paper examines the effect of PBF on hea...

    Gordon C. Shen, Ha Thi Hong Nguyen, Ashis Das, Nkenda Sachingongu, Collins Chansa, Jumana Qamruddin and Jed Friedman

    Human Resources for Health 2017 15:20

    Published on: 28 February 2017

  12. Research

    Balancing the health workforce: breaking down overall technical change into factor technical change for labour—an empirical application to the Dutch hospital industry

    Well-trained, well-distributed and productive health workers are crucial for access to high-quality, cost-effective healthcare. Because neither a shortage nor a surplus of health workers is wanted, policymaker...

    Jos L. T. Blank and Bart L. van Hulst

    Human Resources for Health 2017 15:15

    Published on: 17 February 2017

  13. Research

    Health workforce metrics pre- and post-2015: a stimulus to public policy and planning

    Evidence-based health workforce policies are essential to ensure the provision of high-quality health services and to support the attainment of universal health coverage (UHC). This paper describes the main ch...

    Francisco Pozo-Martin, Andrea Nove, Sofia Castro Lopes, James Campbell, James Buchan, Gilles Dussault, Teena Kunjumen, Giorgio Cometto and Amani Siyam

    Human Resources for Health 2017 15:14

    Published on: 15 February 2017

  14. Research

    Can we halt health workforce deterioration in failed states? Insights from Guinea-Bissau on the nature, persistence and evolution of its HRH crisis

    Guinea-Bissau is one of the world’s poorest and least developed countries. Amid poverty, political turmoil and state withdrawal, its health workforce (HW) has been swamped for the last four decades in a deepen...

    Giuliano Russo, Enrico Pavignani, Catia Sá Guerreiro and Clotilde Neves

    Human Resources for Health 2017 15:12

    Published on: 7 February 2017

  15. Research

    Global Health Workforce Labor Market Projections for 2030

    In low- and middle-income countries, scaling essential health interventions to achieve health development targets is constrained by the lack of skilled health professionals to deliver services.

    Jenny X. Liu, Yevgeniy Goryakin, Akiko Maeda, Tim Bruckner and Richard Scheffler

    Human Resources for Health 2017 15:11

    Published on: 3 February 2017

    The Erratum to this article has been published in Human Resources for Health 2017 15:18

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