Volume 12 Supplement 1

Addressing the human resources for health crisis through task-shifting and retention: results from the Africa Health Systems Initiative's research component

Research

Edited by Esmé Lanktree, Marc Cohen, Renée Larocque and Francis Omaswa (Guest Editor)

The publication costs associated with this supplement are funded by Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada and the International Development Research Centre through the Global Health Research Initiative. Articles have undergone the journal's standard peer review process for supplements. Supplement Editor declarations: Esmé Lanktree serves as Program Management Officer with the Global Health Research Initiative. Renée Larocque serves as Senior Program Officer with the Global Health Research Initiative. Marc Cohen serves as Program Officer with the Global Health Research Initiative. The Global Health Research Initiative supported the assembly and publication of this supplement. The views expressed in this supplement are those of the authors alone and do not represent the views of the Global Health Research Initiative, the International Development Research Centre, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, nor Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada. Francis Omaswa declares that he has no competing interests.

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  1. Research

    Evaluation of recruitment and retention strategies for health workers in rural Zambia

    In response to Zambia’s critical human resources for health challenges, a number of strategies have been implemented to recruit and retain health workers in rural and remote areas. Prior to this study, the eff...

    Fastone M Goma, Gail Tomblin Murphy, Adrian MacKenzie, Miriam Libetwa, Selestine H Nzala, Clara Mbwili-Muleya, Janet Rigby and Amy Gough

    Human Resources for Health 2014 12(Suppl 1):S1

    Published on: 12 May 2014

  2. Research

    Skills of general health workers in primary eye care in Kenya, Malawi and Tanzania

    Primary eye care (PEC) in sub-Saharan Africa usually means the diagnosis, treatment, and referral of eye conditions at the most basic level of the health system by primary health care workers (PHCWs), who rece...

    Khumbo Kalua, Michael Gichangi, Ernest Barassa, Edson Eliah, Susan Lewallen and Paul Courtright

    Human Resources for Health 2014 12(Suppl 1):S2

    Published on: 12 May 2014

  3. Research

    Task shifting in primary eye care: how sensitive and specific are common signs and symptoms to predict conditions requiring referral to specialist eye personnel?

    The inclusion of primary eye care (PEC) in the scope of services provided by general primary health care (PHC) workers is a ‘task shifting’ strategy to help increase access to eye care in Africa. PEC training,...

    Hery Harimanitra Andriamanjato, Wanjiku Mathenge, Khumbo Kalua, Paul Courtright and Susan Lewallen

    Human Resources for Health 2014 12(Suppl 1):S3

    Published on: 12 May 2014

  4. Research

    An exploratory analysis of the regionalization policy for the recruitment of health workers in Burkina Faso

    Health personnel retention in remote areas is a key health systems issue wordwide. To deal with this issue, since 2002 the government of Burkina Faso has implemented a staff retention policy, the regionalized ...

    Seni Kouanda, W Maurice E Yaméogo, Valéry Ridde, Issa Sombié, Banza Baya, Abel Bicaba, Adama Traoré and Blaise Sondo

    Human Resources for Health 2014 12(Suppl 1):S6

    Published on: 12 May 2014

  5. Research

    Which incentive package will retain regionalized health personnel in Burkina Faso: a discrete choice experiment

    The lack of motivation of health workers to practice in rural areas remains a crucial problem for decision-makers, as it deprives the majority of access to health care. To solve the problem, many countries hav...

    Fadima Yaya Bocoum, Eddine Koné, Seni Kouanda, W Maurice E Yaméogo and Aristide Romaric Bado

    Human Resources for Health 2014 12(Suppl 1):S7

    Published on: 12 May 2014