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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. Research

    An exploration of facilitators and challenges in the scale-up of a national, public sector community health worker cadre in Zambia: a qualitative study

    In 2010 a public sector cadre of community health workers called Community Health Assistants (CHAs) was created in Zambia through the National Community Health Worker Strategy to expand access to health servic...

    Sydney Chauwa Phiri, Margaret Lippitt Prust, Caroline Phiri Chibawe, Ronald Misapa, Jan Willem van den Broek and Nikhil Wilmink

    Human Resources for Health 2017 15:40

    Published on: 24 June 2017

  6. Research

    A continuous quality improvement intervention to improve the effectiveness of community health workers providing care to mothers and children: a cluster randomised controlled trial in South Africa

    Community health workers (CHWs) play key roles in delivering health programmes in many countries worldwide. CHW programmes can improve coverage of maternal and child health services for the most disadvantaged ...

    Christiane Horwood, Lisa Butler, Pierre Barker, Sifiso Phakathi, Lyn Haskins, Merridy Grant, Ntokozo Mntambo and Nigel Rollins

    Human Resources for Health 2017 15:39

    Published on: 13 June 2017

  7. Research

    The potential of task-shifting in scaling up services for prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV: a time and motion study in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

    In many African countries, prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV (PMTCT) services are predominantly delivered by nurses. Although task-shifting is not yet well established, community health workers...

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

    Human Resources for Health 2017 15:35

    Published on: 26 May 2017

  8. Research

    Nurses who work in rural and remote communities in Canada: a national survey

    In Canada, as in other parts of the world, there is geographic maldistribution of the nursing workforce, and insufficient attention is paid to the strengths and needs of those providing care in rural and remot...

    Martha L. P. MacLeod, Norma J. Stewart, Judith C. Kulig, Penny Anguish, Mary Ellen Andrews, Davina Banner, Leana Garraway, Neil Hanlon, Chandima Karunanayake, Kelley Kilpatrick, Irene Koren, Julie Kosteniuk, Ruth Martin-Misener, Nadine Mix, Pertice Moffitt, Janna Olynick…

    Human Resources for Health 2017 15:34

    Published on: 23 May 2017

  9. Methodology

    Measuring health workers’ motivation composition: validation of a scale based on Self-Determination Theory in Burkina Faso

    Although motivation of health workers in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) has become a topic of increasing interest by policy makers and researchers in recent years, many aspects are not well understoo...

    Julia Lohmann, Aurélia Souares, Justin Tiendrebéogo, Nathalie Houlfort, Paul Jacob Robyn, Serge M. A. Somda and Manuela De Allegri

    Human Resources for Health 2017 15:33

    Published on: 22 May 2017

  10. Case study

    Health workforce and governance: the crisis in Nigeria

    In Nigeria, several challenges have been reported within the health sector, especially in training, funding, employment, and deployment of the health workforce. We aimed to review recent health workforce crise...

    Davies Adeloye, Rotimi Adedeji David, Adenike Ayobola Olaogun, Asa Auta, Adedapo Adesokan, Muktar Gadanya, Jacob Kehinde Opele, Oluwafemi Owagbemi and Alexander Iseolorunkanmi

    Human Resources for Health 2017 15:32

    Published on: 12 May 2017

  11. Research

    Predictors of job satisfaction among nurses working in Ethiopian public hospitals, 2014: institution-based cross-sectional study

    Nurses play a pivotal role in determining the efficiency, effectiveness, and sustainability of health care systems. Nurses’ job satisfaction plays an important role in the delivery of quality health care. Ther...

    Ayele Semachew, Tefera Belachew, Temamen Tesfaye and Yohannes Mehretie Adinew

    Human Resources for Health 2017 15:31

    Published on: 24 April 2017

  12. Research

    Causes, consequences, and policy responses to the migration of health workers: key findings from India

    This study sought to better understand the drivers of skilled health professional migration, its consequences, and the various strategies countries have employed to mitigate its negative impacts. The study was...

    Margaret Walton-Roberts, Vivien Runnels, S. Irudaya Rajan, Atul Sood, Sreelekha Nair, Philomina Thomas, Corinne Packer, Adrian MacKenzie, Gail Tomblin Murphy, Ronald Labonté and Ivy Lynn Bourgeault

    Human Resources for Health 2017 15:28

    Published on: 5 April 2017

  13. Research

    Internationally educated nurses in Canada: predictors of workforce integration

    Global trends in migration accompanied with recent changes to the immigrant selection process may have influenced the demographic and human capital characteristics of internationally educated nurses (IENs) in ...

    Christine L. Covell, Marie-Douce Primeau, Kelley Kilpatrick and Isabelle St-Pierre

    Human Resources for Health 2017 15:26

    Published on: 4 April 2017

  14. Research

    Training and deployment of medical doctors in Tanzania post-1990s health sector reforms: assessing the achievements

    The shortage of a skilled health workforce is a global crisis. International efforts to combat the crisis have shown few benefits; therefore, more country-specific efforts are required. Tanzania adopted health...

    Nathanael Sirili, Angwara Kiwara, Frumence Gasto, Isabel Goicolea and Anna-Karin Hurtig

    Human Resources for Health 2017 15:27

    Published on: 4 April 2017

  15. Research

    An examination of the causes, consequences, and policy responses to the migration of highly trained health personnel from the Philippines: the high cost of living/leaving—a mixed method study

    Dramatic increases in the migration of human resources for health (HRH) from developing countries like the Philippines can have consequences on the sustainability of health systems. In this paper, we trace the...

    Erlinda Castro-Palaganas, Denise L. Spitzer, Maria Midea M. Kabamalan, Marian C. Sanchez, Ruel Caricativo, Vivien Runnels, Ronald Labonté, Gail Tomblin Murphy and Ivy Lynn Bourgeault

    Human Resources for Health 2017 15:25

    Published on: 31 March 2017

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