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  1. Research

    Improving the performance of community health workers in Swaziland: findings from a qualitative study

    The performance of community health workers (CHWs) in Swaziland has not yet been studied despite the existence of a large national CHW program in the country. This qualitative formative research study aimed to...

    Pascal Geldsetzer, Jan-Walter De Neve, Chantelle Boudreaux, Till Bärnighausen and Thomas J. Bossert

    Human Resources for Health 2017 15:68

    Published on: 18 September 2017

  2. Research

    Physicians’ perceptions on the impact of telemedicine on recruitment and retention in underserved areas: a descriptive study in Senegal

    Similar to many places, physicians in Senegal are unevenly distributed. Telemedicine is considered a potential solution to this problem. This study investigated the perceptions of Senegal’s physicians of the i...

    Birama Apho Ly, Ivy Lynn Bourgeault, Ronald Labonté and Mbayang Ndiaye Niang

    Human Resources for Health 2017 15:67

    Published on: 18 September 2017

  3. Research

    Professional fulfillment and parenting work-life balance in female physicians in Basic Sciences and medical research: a nationwide cross-sectional survey of all 80 medical schools in Japan

    In Japan, the field of Basic Sciences encompasses clinical, academic, and translational research, as well as the teaching of medical sciences, with both an MD and PhD typically required. In this study, it was ...

    Yuka Yamazaki, Takanori Uka and Eiji Marui

    Human Resources for Health 2017 15:65

    Published on: 15 September 2017

  4. Research

    Forecasting the regional distribution and sufficiency of physicians in Japan with a coupled system dynamics—geographic information system model

    In Japan, the shortage of physicians has been recognized as a major medical issue. In our previous study, we reported that the absolute shortage will be resolved in the long term, but maldistribution among spe...

    Tomoki Ishikawa, Kensuke Fujiwara, Hisateru Ohba, Teppei Suzuki and Katsuhiko Ogasawara

    Human Resources for Health 2017 15:64

    Published on: 12 September 2017

  5. Review

    The impact of the advanced practice nursing role on quality of care, clinical outcomes, patient satisfaction, and cost in the emergency and critical care settings: a systematic review

    The prevalence of chronic illness and multimorbidity rises with population aging, thereby increasing the acuity of care. Consequently, the demand for emergency and critical care services has increased. However...

    Brigitte Fong Yeong Woo, Jasmine Xin Yu Lee and Wilson Wai San Tam

    Human Resources for Health 2017 15:63

    Published on: 11 September 2017

  6. Research

    Job satisfaction and turnover intentions among health care staff providing services for prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

    Option B+ for the prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) of HIV (i.e., lifelong antiretroviral treatment for all pregnant and breastfeeding mothers living with HIV) was initiated in Tanzania in 201...

    Helga Naburi, Phares Mujinja, Charles Kilewo, Nicola Orsini, Till Bärnighausen, Karim Manji, Gunnel Biberfeld, David Sando, Pascal Geldsetzer, Guerino Chalamila and Anna Mia Ekström

    Human Resources for Health 2017 15:61

    Published on: 6 September 2017

  7. Research

    Understanding the factors affecting the attraction and retention of health professionals in rural and remote areas: a mixed-method study in Niger

    The critical shortage of human resources in health is a critical public health problem affecting most low- and middle-income countries, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa. In addition to the shortage of health...

    Loubna Belaid, Christian Dagenais, Mahaman Moha and Valéry Ridde

    Human Resources for Health 2017 15:60

    Published on: 4 September 2017

  8. Research

    The impact of a supportive supervision intervention on health workers in Niassa, Mozambique: a cluster-controlled trial

    Regular supportive supervision is critical to retaining and motivating staff in resource-constrained settings. Previous studies have shown the particular contribution that supportive supervision can make to im...

    Tavares Madede, Mohsin Sidat, Eilish McAuliffe, Sergio Rogues Patricio, Ogenna Uduma, Marie Galligan, Susan Bradley and Isabel Cambe

    Human Resources for Health 2017 15:58

    Published on: 2 September 2017

  9. Research

    The impact of a human resource management intervention on the capacity of supervisors to support and supervise their staff at health facility level

    A systematic and structured approach to the support and supervision of health workers can strengthen the human resource management function at the district and health facility levels and may help address the c...

    Ogenna Uduma, Marie Galligan, Henry Mollel, Honorati Masanja, Susan Bradley and Eilish McAuliffe

    Human Resources for Health 2017 15:57

    Published on: 30 August 2017

  10. Research

    The paradox of falling job satisfaction with rising job stickiness in the German nursing workforce between 1990 and 2013

    Literature reports a direct relation between nurses’ job satisfaction and their job retention (stickiness). The proper planning and management of the nursing labor market necessitates the understanding of job ...

    Mohamad Alameddine, Jan Michael Bauer, Martin Richter and Alfonso Sousa-Poza

    Human Resources for Health 2017 15:55

    Published on: 29 August 2017

  11. Research

    Distribution of health care resources in Mongolia using the Gini coefficient

    Attaining the perfect balance of health care resources is probably impracticable; however, it is possible to achieve improvements in the distribution of these resources. In terms of the distribution of health ...

    Oyunchimeg Erdenee, Sekar Ayu Paramita, Chiho Yamazaki and Hiroshi Koyama

    Human Resources for Health 2017 15:56

    Published on: 29 August 2017

  12. Research

    Non-physician clinicians in rural Africa: lessons from the Medical Licentiate programme in Zambia

    Most sub-Saharan African countries struggle to make safe surgery accessible to rural populations due to a shortage of qualified surgeons and the unlikelihood of retaining them in district hospitals. In 2002, Z...

    Jakub Gajewski, Carol Mweemba, Mweene Cheelo, Tracey McCauley, John Kachimba, Eric Borgstein, Leon Bijlmakers and Ruairi Brugha

    Human Resources for Health 2017 15:53

    Published on: 22 August 2017

  13. Research

    Patterns of resident health workforce turnover and retention in remote communities of the Northern Territory of Australia, 2013–2015

    The geographical maldistribution of the health workforce is a persisting global issue linked to inequitable access to health services and poorer health outcomes for rural and remote populations. In the Norther...

    Deborah J Russell, Yuejen Zhao, Steven Guthridge, Mark Ramjan, Michael P Jones, John S Humphreys and John Wakerman

    Human Resources for Health 2017 15:52

    Published on: 15 August 2017

  14. Case study

    The evolution of the national licensing system of health care professionals: a qualitative descriptive case study in Lao People’s Democratic Republic

    The introduction of a systematic framework for the licensing of health care professions, which is a crucial step in ensuring the quality of human resources for health (HRH), is still evolving in Lao People’s D...

    Miwa Sonoda, Bounkong Syhavong, Chanphomma Vongsamphanh, Phisith Phoutsavath, Phengdy Inthapanith, Arie Rotem and Noriko Fujita

    Human Resources for Health 2017 15:51

    Published on: 7 August 2017

  15. Research

    The gap in human resources to deliver the guaranteed package of prevention and health promotion services at urban and rural primary care facilities in Mexico

    The purpose of this study was to estimate the gap between the available and the ideal supply of human resources (physicians, nurses, and health promoters) to deliver the guaranteed package of prevention and he...

    Jacqueline Elizabeth Alcalde-Rabanal, Gustavo Nigenda, Till Bärnighausen, Héctor Eduardo Velasco-Mondragón and Blair Grant Darney

    Human Resources for Health 2017 15:49

    Published on: 3 August 2017

  16. Research

    Cross-sectional description of nursing and midwifery pre-service education accreditation in east, central, and southern Africa in 2013

    In 2013, the World Health Organization issued guidelines, Transforming and Scaling Up Health Professional Education and Training, to improve the quality and relevance of health professional pre-service education....

    Carey F. McCarthy, Jessica M. Gross, Andre R. Verani, Annette M. Nkowane, Erica L. Wheeler, Thokozire J. Lipato and Maureen A. Kelley

    Human Resources for Health 2017 15:48

    Published on: 24 July 2017

  17. Methodology

    The ‘Dream Team’ for sexual, reproductive, maternal, newborn and adolescent health: an adjusted service target model to estimate the ideal mix of health care professionals to cover population need

    A competent, enabled and efficiently deployed health workforce is crucial to the achievement of the health-related sustainable development goals (SDGs). Methods for workforce planning have tended to focus on ‘...

    Petra ten Hoope-Bender, Andrea Nove, Laura Sochas, Zoë Matthews, Caroline S. E. Homer and Francisco Pozo-Martin

    Human Resources for Health 2017 15:46

    Published on: 4 July 2017

  18. Review

    Harmonizing community-based health worker programs for HIV: a narrative review and analytic framework

    Many countries have created community-based health worker (CHW) programs for HIV. In most of these countries, several national and non-governmental initiatives have been implemented raising questions of how we...

    Jan-Walter De Neve, Chantelle Boudreaux, Roopan Gill, Pascal Geldsetzer, Maria Vaikath, Till Bärnighausen and Thomas J. Bossert

    Human Resources for Health 2017 15:45

    Published on: 3 July 2017

  19. Research

    How female community health workers navigate work challenges and why there are still gaps in their performance: a look at female community health workers in maternal and child health in two Indian districts through a reciprocal determinism framework

    Accredited Social Health Activists (ASHAs) are community health workers tasked to deliver health prevention in communities and link them with the health care sector. This paper examines the social, cultural, a...

    Enisha Sarin and Sarah Smith Lunsford

    Human Resources for Health 2017 15:44

    Published on: 1 July 2017

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