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  1. The third global State of the World’s Midwifery report (SoWMy 2021) provides an updated evidence base on the sexual, reproductive, maternal, newborn and adolescent health (SRMNAH) workforce. For the first time...

    Authors: Andrea Nove, Petra ten Hoope-Bender, Martin Boyce, Sarah Bar-Zeev, Luc de Bernis, Geeta Lal, Zoë Matthews, Million Mekuria and Caroline S. E. Homer

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2021 19:146

    Content type: Commentary

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  2. Community health workers (CHWs) deliver services at-scale to reduce maternal and child undernutrition, but often face inadequate support from the health system to perform their job well. Supportive supervision...

    Authors: Lakshmi Gopalakrishnan, Nadia Diamond-Smith, Rasmi Avula, Purnima Menon, Lia Fernald, Dilys Walker and Sumeet Patil

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2021 19:145

    Content type: Research

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  3. There is limited information on community health volunteer (CHV) programmes in urban informal settlements in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). This is despite such settings accounting for a high burden...

    Authors: Michael Ogutu, Kui Muraya, David Mockler and Catherine Darker

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2021 19:144

    Content type: Review

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  4. The COVID-19 pandemic impacted the practices and resilience of most healthcare workers, including dieticians. In addition to offering critical care to COVID-19 patients, dieticians play a major role in prevent...

    Authors: Farah Naja, Hadia Radwan, Leila Cheikh Ismail, Mona Hashim, Wafaa Helmi Rida, Salma Abu Qiyas, Karen Bou-Karroum and Mohamad Alameddine

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2021 19:141

    Content type: Research

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  5. Human Resources for Health (HRH) are crucial for improving health services coverage and population health outcomes. The World Health Organisation (WHO) promotes countries to formulate holistic policies that fo...

    Authors: Sweta Dubey, Jeel Vasa and Siddhesh Zadey

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2021 19:139

    Content type: Research

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  6. Health care workers (HCWs) are among the high-risk groups in contracting and dying from COVID-19. World Health Organization estimates that over 10,000 HCWs in Africa have been infected with COVID-19 making it ...

    Authors: Robert Kaba Alhassan, Seth Owusu-Agyei, Evelyn Korkor Ansah and Margaret Gyapong

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2021 19:136

    Content type: Research

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  7. A shortage of physicians, especially in vulnerable and peri-urban areas, is a global phenomenon that has serious implications for health systems, demanding policies to assure the provision and retention of hea...

    Authors: Helena Eri Shimizu, Leonor Maria Pacheco Santos, Mauro Niskier Sanchez, Thomas Hone, Christopher Millett and Matthew Harris

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2021 19:134

    Content type: Research

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  8. The provision of healthcare during the pandemic caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus represented a challenge for the management of the resources in the primary care centres. We proposed assessing burnout among the s...

    Authors: Isaac Aranda-Reneo, Azucena Pedraz-Marcos and Montserrat Pulido-Fuentes

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2021 19:133

    Content type: Research

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  9. ‘Grow your own’ strategies are considered important for developing rural workforce capacity. They involve selecting health students from specific rural regions and training them for extended periods in the sam...

    Authors: Matthew R. McGrail and Belinda G. O’Sullivan

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2021 19:132

    Content type: Research

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  10. Since the focus of healthcare has shifted toward prevention, pharmacists were highly encouraged to expand their practice to include immunization services. Our study aimed to assess the knowledge, attitudes and...

    Authors: Dalal Youssef, Linda Abou-Abbas, Suzan Farhat and Hamad Hassan

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2021 19:131

    Content type: Research

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  11. During participation in Field Epidemiology Training Programs (FETP) residents/fellows generate scientific evidence from the various public health projects they are engaged in. However, this evidence is not suf...

    Authors: Lilian Bulage, Alex Riolexus Ario, Steven N. Kabwama, Benon Kwesiga, Daniel Kadobera, Christine Kihembo, Simon Antara and Rhoda K. Wanyenze

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2021 19:128

    Content type: Research

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  12. Studies on the workforce in rehabilitation in primary health care services are still unusual in health systems analysis. Data on the health worker density at the subnational level in rehabilitation in primary ...

    Authors: Debora Bernardo da Silva, Taciana Rocha dos Santos Sixel, Arthur de Almeida Medeiros, Paulo Henrique dos Santos Mota, Aylene Bousquat and Ana Carolina Basso Schmitt

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2021 19:127

    Content type: Research

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  13. Many factors contribute to engagement in rural and remote (RR) medical practice, but little is known about the factors associated with rural and remote medical practice in such remote locations as the Maluku P...

    Authors: Farah Noya, Sandra Carr, Sandra Thompson, Rhonda Clifford and Denese Playford

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2021 19:126

    Content type: Research

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  14. To track progress in maternal and child health (MCH), understanding the health workforce is important. This study seeks to systematically review evidence on the profile and density of MCH workers in China.

    Authors: Huan Zhang, Xiaoyun Liu, Loveday Penn-Kekana and Carine Ronsmans

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2021 19:125

    Content type: Review

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  15. The annual recruitment of new graduate nurses and midwives is key to recruiting large numbers of staff with the right attitude, skills and knowledge who are the best fit for the organisation. Virtual interview...

    Authors: Doreen Holm, Se Ok Ohr and Michelle Giles

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2021 19:121

    Content type: Research

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  16. The World Health Organization’s Global Strategy on Human Resources for Health (HRH) emphasizes the importance of dynamic and effective health worker regulation for achieving the health-related Sustainable Deve...

    Authors: Cheick Oumar Touré, Sujata Bijou, Melanie Joiner, Andrew Brown, Jeanne Tessougué, Hamada Maiga, Fatoumata Dicko and Abdel Kader Keïta

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2021 19:119

    Content type: Case study

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  17. The existing studies showed that frontline healthcare workers during an epidemic experienced unusual stressors and mental distress which even lasted for years after the crisis. It is important to learn about t...

    Authors: Lingling Zhang, Kimberlee L. Flike, C. Ann Gakumo, Ling Shi, Suzanne G. Leveille and Linda S. Thompson

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2021 19:118

    Content type: Research

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  18. Safe, high-quality surgical care in many African countries is a critical need. Challenges include availability of surgical providers, improving quality of care, and building workforce capacity. Despite growing...

    Authors: Shehnaz Alidina, Leopold Tibyehabwa, Sakshie Sanjay Alreja, David Barash, Danta Bien-Aime, Monica Cainer, Kevin Charles, Edwin Ernest, Joachim Eyembe, Laura Fitzgerald, Geofrey C. Giiti, Augustino Hellar, Yahaya Hussein, Furaha Kahindo, Benard Kenemo, Albert Kihunrwa…

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2021 19:115

    Content type: Research

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  19. The integration of non-conventional therapies (NCT) into health policies and health services delivery is a worldwide trend and might have a role in achieving Universal Health Coverage. WHO has encouraged count...

    Authors: Pascoal Amaral and Inês Fronteira

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2021 19:114

    Content type: Case study

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  20. Nurses and midwives play a critical role in the provision of care and the optimization of health services resources worldwide, which is particularly relevant during the current COVID-19 pandemic. However, they...

    Authors: Alba Llop-Gironés, Ana Vračar, Gisela Llop-Gironés, Joan Benach, Livia Angeli-Silva, Lucero Jaimez, Pramila Thapa, Ramesh Bhatta, Santosh Mahindrakar, Sara Bontempo Scavo, Sonia Nar Devi, Susana Barria, Susana Marcos Alonso and Mireia Julià

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2021 19:112

    Content type: Review

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  21. Shortages and maldistribution of healthcare workers persist despite efforts to increase the number of practitioners. Evidence to support policy planning and decisions is essential. The World Health Organizatio...

    Authors: James Antwi, Anthony Asare Arkoh, Joseph Kiprop Choge, Turi Woticha Dibo, Alias Mahmud, Enkhtuya Vankhuu, Erick Kizito Wanyama and Danette Waller McKinley

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2021 19:110

    Content type: Research

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  22. Village clinic doctors (VCDs) are part of the health service force in rural China. VCDs’ job satisfaction (JS) is important to the stability of the three-tiered health service system. Since 2009, the Chinese g...

    Authors: Zhongming Chen, Lifang Zhou, Haiyuan Lv, Kui Sun, Hongwei Guo, Jinwei Hu, Qianqian Yu, Dongmei Huang, Dongping Ma, Zhiqiang Feng, Changhai Tang, Mengna Dai and Wenqiang Yin

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2021 19:109

    Content type: Research

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  23. Physiotherapy and rehabilitative services are an integral part of patient care, but in many developing countries they are not considered a priority and are either not available or not easily accessible to thos...

    Authors: Monu Tamang and Thinley Dorji

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2021 19:107

    Content type: Commentary

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  24. In Sierra Leone (SL), a low-income country in West Africa, dental care is very limited, largely private, and with services focused in the capital Freetown. There is no formal dental education. Ten dentists sup...

    Authors: Swapnil Gajendra Ghotane, Patric Don-Davis, David Kamara, Paul R. Harper, Stephen J. Challacombe and Jennifer E. Gallagher

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2021 19:106

    Content type: Research

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  25. Healthcare has been identified as a job engine during recent recessions in the U.S. Whether the healthcare sector provides better than average pay remains a question. This study investigates if wages grew with...

    Authors: Janis Barry

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2021 19:105

    Content type: Research

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Human Resources for Health 2021 19:137

  26. A significant shortage of healthcare workforce exists globally. To achieve Universal Healthcare coverage, governments need to enhance their community-based health programmes. Community health volunteers (CHVs)...

    Authors: Njeri Nyanja, Nelson Nyamu, Lucy Nyaga, Sophie Chabeda, Adelaide Lusambili, Marleen Temmerman, Michaela Mantel and Anthony Ngugi

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2021 19:104

    Content type: Research

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  27. Attracting and retaining sufficient health workers to provide adequate services for residents of rural and remote areas has global significance. High income countries (HICs) face challenges in staffing rural a...

    Authors: Deborah Russell, Supriya Mathew, Michelle Fitts, Zania Liddle, Lorna Murakami-Gold, Narelle Campbell, Mark Ramjan, Yuejen Zhao, Sonia Hines, John S. Humphreys and John Wakerman

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2021 19:103

    Content type: Review

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  28. Japan has established comprehensive education-scholarship programs to supply physicians in rural areas. Their entrants now comprise 16% of all medical students, and graduates must work in rural areas for a des...

    Authors: Masatoshi Matsumoto, Yasushi Matsuyama, Saori Kashima, Soichi Koike, Yuji Okazaki, Kazuhiko Kotani, Tetsuhiro Owaki, Shizukiyo Ishikawa, Seitaro Iguchi, Hitoaki Okazaki and Takahiro Maeda

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2021 19:102

    Content type: Research

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  29. Maintaining sufficient health care workforce is a global priority to achieve universal health coverage. Therefore this study addresses the availability of physiotherapists in Brazil.

    Authors: Carolina Hart Rodés, João Vitor Lovato Daré, Bruna Carolina de Araujo, Leonardo Graciani, Silvia Maria Amado João, Ana Claudia Camargo Gonçalves Germani and Ana Carolina Basso Schmitt

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2021 19:101

    Content type: Research

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  30. Regulation is a critical function in the governance of health workforces. In many countries, regulatory councils for health professionals guide the development and implementation of health workforce policy, bu...

    Authors: Veena Sriram, Vikash R. Keshri and Kiran Kumbhar

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2021 19:100

    Content type: Review

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  31. Lack of programmatic support and supervision is one of the underlying reasons of the poor performance of Pakistan’s Lady Health Worker Program (LHWP). This study describes the findings and potential for scale-...

    Authors: Wafa Aftab, Suneel Piryani and Fauziah Rabbani

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2021 19:99

    Content type: Research

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  32. Visa trainees (international medical graduates [IMG] who train in Canada under a student or employment visa) are expected to return home after completing their training. We examine the retention patterns of vi...

    Authors: Maria Mathews, Dania Koudieh, Yanqing Yi, Lindsay Hedden, Emily Gard Marshall, Asoka Samarasena, Geoff Barnum and Ivy Bourgeault

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2021 19:98

    Content type: Research

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  33. Providing sufficient numbers of human resources for health is essential for effective and accessible health services. Between 2013 and 2018, the Brazilian Ministry of Health implemented the Programa Mais Médicos ...

    Authors: Charlotte Bexson, Christopher Millett, Leonor Maria Pacheco Santos, Ricardo de Sousa Soares, Felipe Proenço de Oliveira and Thomas Hone

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2021 19:97

    Content type: Research

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  34. A simple indicator of technical efficiency, such as productivity of health workers, measured using routine health facility data, can be a practical approach that can inform initiatives to improve efficiency in...

    Authors: Md Zabir Hasan, Girmaye D. Dinsa and Peter Berman

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2021 19:96

    Content type: Research

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  35. Demographic and epidemiological changes have prompted thinking on the need to broaden the child health agenda to include care for complex and chronic conditions in the 0–19 years (paediatric) age range. Provid...

    Authors: Yingxi Zhao, Christiane Hagel, Raymond Tweheyo, Nathanael Sirili, David Gathara and Mike English

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2021 19:95

    Content type: Research

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  36. The full participation of women as healthcare providers is recognized globally as critical to favorable outcomes at all levels, including the healthcare system, to achieving universal health coverage and susta...

    Authors: Basnama Ayaz, Maria Athina Martimianakis, Carles Muntaner and Sioban Nelson

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2021 19:94

    Content type: Review

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  37. One of the biggest barriers to accessing safe surgical and anesthetic care is lack of trained providers. Uganda has one of the largest deficits in anesthesia providers in the world, and though they are increas...

    Authors: Tyler J. Law, Shivani Subhedar, Fred Bulamba, Nathan N. O’Hara, Mary T. Nabukenya, Cornelius Sendagire, Adam Hewitt-Smith, Michael S. Lipnick and Janat Tumukunde

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2021 19:93

    Content type: Research

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  38. The retirement of a family physician can represent a challenge in accessibility and continuity of care for patients. In this population-based, longitudinal cohort study, we assess whether and how long it takes...

    Authors: Lindsay Hedden, Megan A. Ahuja, M. Ruth Lavergne, Kimberlyn M. McGrail, Michael R. Law, Lucy Cheng and Morris L. Barer

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2021 19:92

    Content type: Research

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  39. To strengthen health systems, the shortage of physicians globally needs to be addressed. However, efforts to increase the numbers of physicians must be balanced with controls on medical education imparted and ...

    Authors: Wafa Aftab, Mishal Khan, Sonia Rego, Nishant Chavan, Afifah Rahman-Shepherd, Isha Sharma, Shishi Wu, Zahra Zeinali, Rumina Hasan and Sameen Siddiqi

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2021 19:91

    Content type: Research

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  40. The shortage of doctors and their unequal distribution serve as challenges to advancing primary healthcare (PHC) and achieving effective universal healthcare coverage in Brazil. In an effort to use nurses’ pot...

    Authors: Carinne Magnago and Celia Regina Pierantoni

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2021 19:90

    Content type: Research

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  41. Health workforce planning provides a crucial evidence-base for decision-makers in the development and deployment of a fit-for-purpose workforce. Although less common, health workforce planning at the regional ...

    Authors: Ivy Lynn Bourgeault, Caroline Chamberland-Rowe and Sarah Simkin

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2021 19:87

    Content type: Commentary

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    The original article was published in Human Resources for Health 2021 19:86

    The original article was published in Human Resources for Health 2021 19:85

  42. Health workforce planning capability at a regional level is increasingly necessary to ensure that the healthcare needs of defined local populations can be met by the health workforce. In 2016, a regional healt...

    Authors: Sarah Simkin, Caroline Chamberland-Rowe and Ivy Lynn Bourgeault

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2021 19:86

    Content type: Research

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    The Commentary to this article has been published in Human Resources for Health 2021 19:87

  43. A regional health authority in Toronto, Canada, identified health workforce planning as an essential input to the implementation of their comprehensive Primary Care Strategy. The goal of this project was to de...

    Authors: Caroline Chamberland-Rowe, Sarah Simkin and Ivy Lynn Bourgeault

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2021 19:85

    Content type: Research

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    The Commentary to this article has been published in Human Resources for Health 2021 19:87

  44. To investigate opportunities for task shifting to decongest an outpatient neurology clinic in Zambia by describing current patient flow through the clinic and potential nodes for intervention using process map...

    Authors: Ana C. Villegas, Deanna Saylor, Michelle Kvalsund, Masharip Atadzhanov, Clarence Chiluba, Lorraine Chishimba, Stanley Zimba, Mashina Chomba and Omar K. Siddiqi

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2021 19:88

    Content type: Research

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  45. By 2050, the global demand for orthotic and prosthetic services is expected to double. Unfortunately, the orthotic/prosthetic workforce is not well placed to meet this growing demand. Strengthening the regulat...

    Authors: Leigh Clarke, Louise Puli, Emily Ridgewell, Michael P. Dillon and Sarah Anderson

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2021 19:83

    Content type: Review

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