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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. Research

    Insights of health district managers on the implementation of primary health care outreach teams in Johannesburg, South Africa: a descriptive study with focus group discussions

    Primary health care (PHC) outreach teams are part of a policy of PHC re-engineering in South Africa. It attempts to move the deployment of community health workers (CHWs) from vertical programmes into an integ...

    Shabir Moosa, Anselme Derese and Wim Peersman

    Human Resources for Health 2017 15:7

    Published on: 21 January 2017

  6. Research

    Physician migration at its roots: a study on the emigration preferences and plans among medical students in Romania

    Migration of healthcare workers is receiving increased attention worldwide. In Europe, the creation of a border-free labor market and its expansion with the EU enlargements of 2004, 2007, and 2013 endowed heal...

    Şoimita Mihaela Suciu, Codruta Alina Popescu, Mugur Daniel Ciumageanu and Anca Dana Buzoianu

    Human Resources for Health 2017 15:6

    Published on: 19 January 2017

  7. Research

    Linking communities to formal health care providers through village health teams in rural Uganda: lessons from linking social capital

    Community-based programmes, particularly community health workers (CHWs), have been portrayed as a cost-effective alternative to the shortage of health workers in low-income countries. Usually, literature emph...

    Laban Kashaija Musinguzi, Emmanueil Benon Turinawe, Jude T. Rwemisisi, Daniel H. de Vries, David K. Mafigiri, Denis Muhangi, Marije de Groot, Achilles Katamba and Robert Pool

    Human Resources for Health 2017 15:4

    Published on: 11 January 2017

  8. Case study

    Closing the gender leadership gap: a multi-centre cross-country comparison of women in management and leadership in academic health centres in the European Union

    Women’s participation in medicine and the need for gender equality in healthcare are increasingly recognised, yet little attention is paid to leadership and management positions in large publicly funded academ...

    Ellen Kuhlmann, Pavel V. Ovseiko, Christine Kurmeyer, Karin Gutiérrez-Lobos, Sandra Steinböck, Mia von Knorring, Alastair M. Buchan and Mats Brommels

    Human Resources for Health 2017 15:2

    Published on: 6 January 2017

  9. Research

    Factors associated with occupancy of pharmacist positions in public sector hospitals in Uganda: a cross-sectional study

    Pharmacists are invaluable resources in health care. Their expertise in pharmacotherapy and medicine management both ensures that medicines of appropriate quality are available in health facilities at the righ...

    Thomas Ocwa Obua, Richard Odoi Adome, Paul Kutyabami, Freddy Eric Kitutu and Pakoyo Fadhiru Kamba

    Human Resources for Health 2017 15:1

    Published on: 5 January 2017

  10. Case study

    E-learning for research capacity strengthening in sexual and reproductive health: the experience of the Geneva Foundation for Medical Education and Research and the Department of Reproductive Health and Research, World Health Organization

    Technological advancement has resulted in the increasing use of e-learning and online education, initially in high-income countries and increasingly in low- and middle-income countries.

    Karim Abawi, Venkatraman Chandra-Mouli, Igor Toskin, Mario Philip Festin, Lynn Gertiser, Raqibat Idris, Hanan Hamamy, Moazzam Ali, Ameyo Masakhwe Bonventure, Marleen Temmerman and Aldo Campana

    Human Resources for Health 2016 14:76

    Published on: 7 December 2016

  11. Research

    An economic-research-based approach to calculate community health-staffing requirements in Xicheng District, Beijing

    A shortage of community health professionals has been a crucial issue hindering the development of CHS. Various methods have been established to calculate health workforce requirements. This study aimed to use...

    Delu Yin, Tao Yin, Huiming Yang, Qianqian Xin, Lihong Wang, Ninyan Li, Xiaoyan Ding and Bowen Chen

    Human Resources for Health 2016 14:70

    Published on: 7 December 2016

  12. Research

    Physicians’ job satisfaction and motivation in a public academic hospital

    Physician shortage is a global issue that concerns Brazil’s authorities. The organizational structure and the environment of a medical institution can hide a low-quality life of a physician. This study examine...

    Paulo de Oliveira Vasconcelos Filho, Miriam Regina de Souza, Paulo Eduardo Mangeon Elias and Ana Luiza D’Ávila Viana

    Human Resources for Health 2016 14:75

    Published on: 7 December 2016

  13. Research

    Challenges for strengthening the health workforce in the Lao People’s Democratic Republic: perspectives from key stakeholders

    The Lao People’s Democratic Republic is facing a critical shortage and maldistribution of health workers. Strengthening of the health workforce has been adopted as one of the five priorities of the National He...

    Yi Qian, Fei Yan, Wei Wang, Shayna Clancy, Kongsap Akkhavong, Manithong Vonglokham, Somphou Outhensackda and Truls Østbye

    Human Resources for Health 2016 14:72

    Published on: 29 November 2016

  14. Research

    What do health workers in Timor-Leste want, know and do? Findings from a national health labour market survey

    The objectives of this study were to understand the labour market dynamics among health workers, including their preferences and concerns, and to assess the skills, competence and performance (i.e. the ‘know–d...

    Xiaohui Hou, Sophie Witter, Rashid U. Zaman, Kay Engelhardt, Firdaus Hafidz, Fernanda Julia, Christophe Lemiere, Eileen B. Sullivan, Estanislau Saldanha, Toomas Palu and Tomas Lievens

    Human Resources for Health 2016 14:69

    Published on: 18 November 2016

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