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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. Research

    A systematic review of physician retirement planning

    Physician retirement planning and timing have important implications for patients, hospitals, and healthcare systems. Unplanned early or late physician retirement can have dire consequences in terms of both pa...

    Michelle Pannor Silver, Angela D. Hamilton, Aviroop Biswas and Natalie Irene Warrick

    Human Resources for Health 2016 14:67

    Published on: 15 November 2016

  10. Case study

    eSIP-Saúde: Mozambique’s novel approach for a sustainable human resources for health information system

    Over the past decade, governments and international partners have responded to calls for health workforce data with ambitious investments in human resources information systems (HRIS). However, documentation o...

    Keith P. Waters, Moises Ernesto Mazivila, Martinho Dgedge, Edgar Necochea, Devan Manharlal, Alexandra Zuber, Beatriz de Faria Leão, Debora Bossemeyer and Alfredo E. Vergara

    Human Resources for Health 2016 14:66

    Published on: 5 November 2016

  11. Review

    The global pendulum swing towards community health workers in low- and middle-income countries: a scoping review of trends, geographical distribution and programmatic orientations, 2005 to 2014

    There has been a substantial increase in publications and interest in community health workers (CHWs) in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC) over the last years. This paper examines the growth, geographica...

    Helen Schneider, Dickson Okello and Uta Lehmann

    Human Resources for Health 2016 14:65

    Published on: 26 October 2016

  12. Research

    Community health worker in hard-to-reach rural areas of Myanmar: filling primary health care service gaps

    Myanmar is classified as critical shortage of health workforce. In responses to limited number of trained health workforce in the hard-to-reach and remote areas, the MOH trained the Community Health Worker (CH...

    Angkana Sommanustweechai, Weerasak Putthasri, Mya Lay Nwe, Saw Thetlya Aung, Mya Min Theint, Viroj Tangcharoensathien and San Shway Wynn

    Human Resources for Health 2016 14:64

    Published on: 21 October 2016

  13. Research

    Human resources for health strategies adopted by providers in resource-limited settings to sustain long-term delivery of ART: a mixed-methods study from Uganda

    Human resources for health (HRH) constraints are a major barrier to the sustainability of antiretroviral therapy (ART) scale-up programs in Sub-Saharan Africa. Many prior approaches to HRH constraints have tak...

    Henry Zakumumpa, Modupe Oladunni Taiwo, Alex Muganzi and Freddie Ssengooba

    Human Resources for Health 2016 14:63

    Published on: 19 October 2016

  14. Research

    Factors associated with less-than-full-time working in medical practice: results of surveys of five cohorts of UK doctors, 10 years after graduation

    The greater participation of women in medicine in recent years, and recent trends showing that doctors of both sexes work fewer hours than in the past, present challenges for medical workforce planning. In thi...

    Shelly Lachish, Elena Svirko, Michael J. Goldacre and Trevor Lambert

    Human Resources for Health 2016 14:62

    Published on: 13 October 2016

  15. Research

    An analysis of the global pharmacy workforce capacity

    The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that there is a global healthcare workforce shortage of 7.2 million, which is predicted to grow to 12.9 million by 2035.

    Ian Bates, Christopher John, Andreia Bruno, Pamela Fu and Shirin Aliabadi

    Human Resources for Health 2016 14:61

    Published on: 10 October 2016

  16. Research

    Performance-based incentives may be appropriate to address challenges to delivery of prevention of vertical transmission of HIV services in rural Mozambique: a qualitative investigation

    Performance-based incentives (PBIs) have garnered global attention as a promising strategy to improve healthcare delivery to vulnerable populations. However, literature gaps in the context in which an interven...

    Roseanne C. Schuster, Octávio de Sousa, Jacqueline Rivera, Rebecca Olson, Delphine Pinault and Sera L. Young

    Human Resources for Health 2016 14:60

    Published on: 7 October 2016

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