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The role of close-to-community (CTC) providers for health system development

 This thematic series series addresses strengthening and developing the roles of close-to-community (CTC) providers for health systems development

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Human Resources for Health is ready to receive manuscripts on all aspects concerning the information, planning, production, management and governance of human resources for health - particularly those of international relevance.


James Buchan, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia
Mario Dal Poz, University of Rio de Janeiro State, Brazil

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The trend of feminization of doctors’ workforce in Oman: is it a phenomenon that could rouse the health system?

Nazar A. Mohamed, Nadia Noor Abdulhadi, Abdullah A. Al-Maniri, Nahida R. Al-Lawati and Ahmed M. Al-Qasmi

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Mario Roberto Dal Poz, Editor-in-Chief

Mario Roberto Dal Poz is a full Professor and former deputy director of the Social Medicine Institute at the University of the State of Rio de Janeiro (UERJ). He coordinated the Human Resources for Health team at the World Health Organization (WHO) from 2000 to 2012. 

Dr Dal Poz, has worked in the area of health systems for over 30 years, gaining vast experience in the development of human resources at regional, national and international levels. He has an MSc in Social Medicine with a focus on health delivery models in the context of the growing urbanization in Brazil, and a PhD in Public Health with the elaboration of a new methodology for policy analysis of human resources for health development.

His current interests include issues related to human resources for health (HRH) development, health system reform, HRH policy and planning implementation and evaluation at national and sub-national level, education and migration of health professionals.

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