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  1. Content type: Research

    Côte d’Ivoire continues to struggle with one of the highest rates of mother-to-child HIV transmission in West Africa, previously thought to be in part due to suboptimal workforce patterns. This study aimed to ...

    Authors: Brianne H. Rowan, Julia Robinson, Adam Granato, Claire Konan Bla, Seydou Kouyaté, Guy Vincent Djety, Kouamé Abo, Ahoua Koné and Stephen Gloyd

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2018 16:4

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  2. Content type: Research

    The High-Level Commission on Health Employment and Economic Growth released its report to the United Nations Secretary-General in September 2016. It makes important recommendations that are based on estimates ...

    Authors: Richard M. Scheffler, James Campbell, Giorgio Cometto, Akiko Maeda, Jenny Liu, Tim A. Bruckner, Daniel R. Arnold and Tim Evans

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2018 16:5

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  3. Content type: Research

    This study aims to describe the distribution of the hospital pharmacy workforce in Brazil.

    Authors: Thiago R. Santos, Jonathan Penm, André O. Baldoni, Lorena Rocha Ayres, Rebekah Moles and Cristina Sanches

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2018 16:1

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  4. Content type: Research

    Limitations in healthcare worker (HCW) capacity compound the burden of dual TB and HIV epidemics in sub-Saharan Africa. To fill gaps in knowledge and skills, effective continuing profession development (CPD) i...

    Authors: Caryl Feldacker, Sheena Jacob, Michael H. Chung, Anya Nartker and H. Nina Kim

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2017 15:89

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  5. Content type: Research

    Angola is among sub-Saharan African countries dealing with a crisis of Human Resources for Health (HRH). The province of Cabinda, besides the efforts, still suffers from both HRH shortage and a badly distribut...

    Authors: Damas Macaia and Luís Velez Lapão

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2017 15:88

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  6. Content type: Research

    A rapid transition from severe physician workforce shortage to massive production to ensure the physician workforce demand puts the Ethiopian health care system in a variety of challenges. Therefore, this stud...

    Authors: Tsion Assefa, Damen Haile Mariam, Wubegzier Mekonnen and Miliard Derbew

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2017 15:86

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  7. Content type: Research

    In recent years, Ireland has experienced a large-scale, outward migration of doctors. This presents a challenge for national policy makers and workforce planners seeking to build a self-sufficient medical work...

    Authors: Niamh Humphries, Sophie Crowe, Cian McDermott, Sara McAleese and Ruairi Brugha

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2017 15:87

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  8. Content type: Research

    Health workforce information systems in low-income countries tend to be defective with poor relationship to information sources. Human Resource Information System (HRIS) is currently in a pilot implementation ...

    Authors: Eyilachew Dilu, Measho Gebreslassie and Mihiretu Kebede

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2017 15:85

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  9. Content type: Research

    In several countries, the number of hours worked by general practitioners (GPs) has decreased, raising concern about current and impending workforce shortages. This shorter working week has been ascribed both ...

    Authors: Daniël van Hassel, Lud van der Velden, Dinny de Bakker and Ronald Batenburg

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2017 15:84

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  10. Content type: Research

    The need to understand how healthcare worker reform policy interventions impact health personnel in peri-urban areas is important as it also contributes towards setting of priorities in pursuing the universal ...

    Authors: Bernard Hope Taderera, Stephen James Heinrich Hendricks and Yogan Pillay

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2017 15:83

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  11. Content type: Research

    The European Union member countries reacted differently to the 2008 economic and financial crisis. However, few countries have monitored the outcomes of their policy responses, and there is therefore little ev...

    Authors: Tiago Correia, Graça Carapinheiro, Helena Carvalho, José Manuel Silva and Gilles Dussault

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2017 15:82

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  12. Content type: Methodology

    Our research is based on a technique for time sampling, an innovative method for measuring the working hours of Dutch general practitioners (GPs), which was deployed in an earlier study. In this study, 1051 GP...

    Authors: Daniël van Hassel, Lud van der Velden, Dinny de Bakker, Lucas van der Hoek and Ronald Batenburg

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2017 15:81

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  13. Content type: Research

    Globally, there is an acute shortage of human resources for health (HRH), and the greatest burden is borne by low-income countries especially in sub-Saharan Africa and some parts of Asia. This shortage has not...

    Authors: Mumbo Hazel Miseda, Samuel Odhiambo Were, Cirindi Anne Murianki, Milo Peter Mutuku and Stephen N. Mutwiwa

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2017 15:80

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  14. Content type: Review

    In their adoption of WHA resolution 69.19, World Health Organization Member States requested all bilateral and multilateral initiatives to conduct impact assessments of their funding to human resources for hea...

    Authors: Andrea Nove, Giorgio Cometto and James Campbell

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2017 15:79

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  15. Content type: Research

    The WHO Global Code of Practice on the International Recruitment of Health Personnel provides for guidance in health workforce management and cooperation in the international context. This article aims to exam...

    Authors: Réka Kovács, Edmond Girasek, Eszter Kovács, Zoltán Aszalós, Edit Eke, Károly Ragány, Zoltán Cserháti and Miklós Szócska

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2017 15:78

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  16. Content type: Review

    Task sharing, the involvement of non-specialists (non-physician clinicians or non-specialist physicians) in performing tasks originally reserved for surgeons and anesthesiologists, can be a potent strategy in ...

    Authors: Tigistu Ashengo, Alena Skeels, Elizabeth J. H. Hurwitz, Eric Thuo and Harshad Sanghvi

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2017 15:77

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  17. Content type: Research

    Reduced opportunities for children’s schooling and spouse’s/partner’s employment are identified internationally as key barriers to general practitioners (GPs) working rurally. This paper aims to measure longit...

    Authors: Matthew R. McGrail, Deborah J. Russell and Belinda G. O’Sullivan

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2017 15:75

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  18. Content type: Research

    International migration is one of the factors resulting in the shortage of Human Resources for Health (HRH) in India. Literature suggests that migration is fuelled by the prospect of higher salaries available ...

    Authors: Gavin George and Bruce Rhodes

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2017 15:74

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  19. Content type: Commentary

    We welcome Jesus et al.’s paper, which makes an important contribution to the under-researched area of the physical rehabilitation workforce. The authors present recommendations to “advance a policy and resear...

    Authors: Jessica Power, Joanne McVeigh, Brynne Gilmore and Malcolm MacLachlan

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2017 15:73

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  20. Content type: Review

    Although One Health (OH) or EcoHealth (EH) have been acknowledged to provide comprehensive and holistic approaches to study complex problems, like zoonoses and emerging infectious diseases, there remains multi...

    Authors: Pranab Chatterjee, Abhimanyu Singh Chauhan, Jessy Joseph and Manish Kakkar

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2017 15:72

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  21. Content type: Research

    Mobile health (m-health) tools are a promising strategy to facilitate the work of community health workers (CHWs) in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). Despite their potential value, little is known abo...

    Authors: Julia Schoen, John William Mallett, Rebecca Grossman-Kahn, Alexandra Brentani, Elizabeth Kaselitz and Michele Heisler

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2017 15:71

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