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  1. Content type: Research

    Performance-based financing (PBF) reforms aim to directly influence health worker behavior through changes to institutional arrangements, accountability structures, and financial incentives based on performanc...

    Authors: Jessica Gergen, Yogesh Rajkotia, Julia Lohmann and Nirmala Ravishankar

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2018 16:55

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  2. Content type: Research

    The Nigerian health system has been plagued with numerous healthcare worker strikes (industrial action) at all levels. The purpose of this study is to document physicians’ views on healthcare worker-initiated ...

    Authors: Obinna Ositadimma Oleribe, Deborah Udofia, Olabisi Oladipo, Temitope Arike Ishola and Simon D. Taylor-Robinson

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2018 16:54

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  3. Content type: Research

    Community health workers play an important role in health service delivery and are increasingly involved in behaviour change interventions, including for hygiene-related behaviour change. However, their role a...

    Authors: Rose Evalyne Aseyo, Jane Mumma, Kerry Scott, Damaris Nelima, Emily Davis, Kelly K Baker, Oliver Cumming and Robert Dreibelbis

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2018 16:53

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  4. Content type: Research

    People and health systems worldwide face serious challenges due to shifting disease demographics, rising population demands and weaknesses in healthcare provision, including capacity shortages and lack of impa...

    Authors: D Baines, I Bates, L Bader, C Hale and P Schneider

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2018 16:51

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  5. Content type: Research

    There is an increasing consensus globally that the education of health professionals is failing to keep pace with scientific, social, and economic changes transforming the healthcare environment. This catalyze...

    Authors: Sanjay Zodpey, Pisake Lumbiganon, Tim Evans, Ke Yang, Bui Thi Thu Ha, Himanshu Negandhi, Wanicha Chuenkongkaew and Ahmed Al-Kabir

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2018 16:52

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  6. Content type: Research

    Sierra Leone’s health outcomes rank among the worst in the world. A major challenge is the shortage of primary healthcare workers (HCWs) in rural areas due to especially high rates of attrition. This study was...

    Authors: Vijay Narayan, Grace John-Stewart, George Gage and Gabrielle O’Malley

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2018 16:50

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  7. Content type: Research

    Since 2012, The World Health Organization and UNICEF have advocated for community health workers (CHWs) to be trained in Integrated Community Case Management (iCCM) of common childhood illnesses, such as pneum...

    Authors: James O’Donovan, Kenneth Kabali, Celia Taylor, Margarita Chukhina, Jacqueline C. Kading, Jonathan Fuld and Edward O’Neil

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2018 16:49

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  8. Content type: Research

    In Chile, dentistry has become a very popular career choice for students, which has resulted in a substantial increase in both, the number of dental graduates and dental schools. Nonetheless, there is a need f...

    Authors: Renato E. Venturelli Garay and Richard G. Watt

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2018 16:48

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  9. Content type: Review

    Health services in high-income countries increasingly recognise the challenge of effectively serving and engaging with marginalised people. Effective engagement with marginalised people is essential to reduce ...

    Authors: Carolyn Wallace, Jane Farmer and Anthony McCosker

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2018 16:46

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  10. Content type: Research

    In HIV programs, mentor mothers (MMs) are women living with HIV who provide peer support for other women to navigate HIV care, especially in the prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV (PMTCT). Niger...

    Authors: Nadia A. Sam-Agudu, Angela Odiachi, Miriam J. Bathnna, Chinazom N. Ekwueme, Gift Nwanne, Emilia N. Iwu and Llewellyn J. Cornelius

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2018 16:47

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  11. Content type: Research

    Many registered nurses (RNs) increased their participation in the New Zealand health workforce during the Global Financial Crisis (GFC), resulting in low vacancy rates. However, based on the documented impact ...

    Authors: Willoughby Moloney, Des Gorman, Matthew Parsons and Gordon Cheung

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2018 16:45

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  12. Content type: Review

    Health leadership and management are essential for ensuring resilient health systems. Relevant training opportunities are often scarce, and the use of digital education could help address this gap. Our aim was...

    Authors: Lorainne Tudor Car, Bhone Myint Kyaw and Rifat Atun

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2018 16:44

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  13. Content type: Research

    Child and youth care workers (CYCWs) are a crucial and growing component of South Africa’s national response to HIV and AIDS and other issues affecting children and families. CYCWs use the community-centred Is...

    Authors: Tonya R. Thurman, Tory M. Taylor, Johanna Nice, Brian Luckett, Myra Taylor and J. D. Kvalsvig

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2018 16:43

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  14. Content type: Research

    One of the effective strategies in the fair distribution of human resources is the use of estimation norm of human workforce. A norm is a coefficient or an indicator for estimating the required human resources...

    Authors: Ali Vafaee-Najar, Mohammadreza Amiresmaeili, Mahmoud Nekoei-Moghadam and Seyed Saeed Tabatabaee

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2018 16:42

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  15. Content type: Research

    Public institutions have been the major provider of education for health professionals in China for most of the twentieth century. In the 1990s, the Chinese government began to encourage the establishment of p...

    Authors: Jianlin Hou, Zhifeng Wang, Youhui Luo, Joseph C. Kolars and Qingyue Meng

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2018 16:40

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  16. Content type: Research

    Community health workers (CHWs) are an important human resource in Uganda as they are the first contact of the population with the health system. Understanding gendered roles of CHWs is important in establishi...

    Authors: David Musoke, Charles Ssemugabo, Rawlance Ndejjo, Elizabeth Ekirapa-Kiracho and Asha S. George

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2018 16:41

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  17. Content type: Review

    To synthesize current understanding of how community-based health worker (CHW) programs can best be designed and operated in health systems.

    Authors: Kerry Scott, S. W. Beckham, Margaret Gross, George Pariyo, Krishna D Rao, Giorgio Cometto and Henry B. Perry

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2018 16:39

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  18. Content type: Commentary

    Health workers are central to people-centred health systems, resilient economies and sustainable development. Given the rising importance of the health workforce, changing human resource for health (HRH) polic...

    Authors: A.S. George, J. Campbell and A. Ghaffar

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2018 16:35

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  19. Content type: Research article

    We study healthcare employees’ turnover intentions in the Afar National Regional State of Ethiopia. This rural region is experiencing the globally felt crisis in human resources, which is inhibiting its abilit...

    Authors: Joris van de Klundert, Judith van Dongen- van den Broek, Ebrahim Mohammed Yesuf, Jasmijn Vreugdenhil and Saeid Mohammed Yimer

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2018 16:37

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  20. Content type: Research

    Primary care in Canada is the first point of entry for patients needing specialized services, the fundamental source of care for those living with chronic illness, and the main supplier of preventive services....

    Authors: Wiesława Dominika Wranik and Susan Marie Haydt

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2018 16:38

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  21. Content type: Review

    Hospitals in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) face major workforce challenges while having to deal with extraordinary high burdens of disease. The effectiveness of human resource management (HRM) is therefore of parti...

    Authors: Philipos Petros Gile, Martina Buljac-Samardzic and Joris Van De Klundert

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2018 16:34

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  22. Content type: Research

    Work ability (WA) is an indication of how well someone’s health, skills and experience match current job demands. The aim of this study was to ascertain whether the work ability model can provide a useful expl...

    Authors: Jasmin Smyth, Sabrina Winona Pit and Vibeke Hansen

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2018 16:32

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  23. Content type: Research

    The health organizations of today are highly complex and specialized. Given this scenario, there is a need for health professionals to work collaboratively within interprofessional work teams to ensure quality...

    Authors: Pilar Espinoza, Marina Peduzzi, Heloise F. Agreli and Melissa A. Sutherland

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2018 16:30

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  24. Content type: Research

    Most sub-Saharan African countries have too few reproductive health (RH) specialists, resulting in high RH-related mortality and morbidity. In Kenya, task sharing in RH began in 2002, with the training of clin...

    Authors: Marianne Corine Darwinkel, Julius Maina Nduru, Reuben Waswa Nabie and John Anzetse Aswani

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2018 16:31

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  25. Content type: Research

    There is a strong need for expanding surgical workforce in low- and middle-income countries. However, the number of medical students selecting surgical careers is not sufficient to meet this need. In Rwanda, t...

    Authors: Grace Kansayisa, Sojung Yi, Yihan Lin and Ainhoa Costas-Chavarri

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2018 16:29

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  26. Content type: Research

    The economy of Saudi Arabia is currently undergoing a major transformation which will have an impact on employment in the pharmacy sector. However, quantitative data characterizing the pharmacy workforce in th...

    Authors: Yazed AlRuthia, Mohammad A. Alsenaidy, Haitham K. Alrabiah, Abdullah AlMuhaisen and Mohammad Alshehri

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2018 16:28

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  27. Content type: Review

    The aim of this review was to examine the migration motives, the barriers to and facilitators of integration of international dental graduates, compared with nurses and doctors in the United Kingdom.

    Authors: Latha S. Davda, Jennifer E. Gallagher and David R. Radford

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2018 16:27

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  28. Content type: Research

    The uneven geographical distribution of physicians in Japan is a result of those physicians electing to work in certain locations. In order to understand this phenomenon, it is necessary to analyze the geograp...

    Authors: Hiroo Ide, Shunsuke Doi, Hidenao Atarashi, Shinsuke Fujita and Soichi Koike

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2018 16:26

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  29. Content type: Research

    In workforce planning for oral and maxillofacial surgeons in the Netherlands, it is important to plan timely, as these dental specialists are required to earn both medical and dental degrees. An important fact...

    Authors: Joost C. L. den Boer, Steven A. Zijderveld and Josef J. M. Bruers

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2018 16:25

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  30. Content type: Research

    Countries vary in the extent to which reforms have been implemented expanding nurses’ Scopes-of-Practice (SoP). There is limited cross-country research if and how reforms affect clinical practice, particularly...

    Authors: Claudia B. Maier, Julia Köppen and Reinhard Busse

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2018 16:24

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  31. Content type: Case study

    There is a global health workforce shortage, which is considered critical in Nepal, a low-income country with a predominantly rural population. General practitioners (GPs) may play a key role improving access ...

    Authors: Bikash Gauchan, Stephen Mehanni, Pawan Agrawal, Mandeep Pathak and Santosh Dhungana

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2018 16:23

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  32. Content type: Review

    Community health workers (CHWs) are an important human resource in improving coverage of and success to interventions aimed at reducing malaria incidence. Evidence suggests that the performance of CHWs in mala...

    Authors: Helen Mwiinga Chipukuma, Joseph Mumba Zulu, Choolwe Jacobs, Gershom Chongwe, Mumbi Chola, Hikabasa Halwiindi, Jessy Zgambo and Charles Michelo

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2018 16:22

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  33. Content type: Research

    The internal migration of physicians from one place to another in the same country can unbalance the supply and distribution of these professionals in national health systems. In addition to economic, social a...

    Authors: Mario Cesar Scheffer, Alex Jones Flores Cassenote, Aline Gil Alves Guilloux and Mario Roberto Dal Poz

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2018 16:21

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  34. Content type: Research

    Documented evidence shows that task shifting has been practiced in Uganda to bridge the gaps in the health workers’ numbers since 1918. The objectives of this study were to provide a synthesis of the available...

    Authors: Sebastian Olikira Baine, Arabat Kasangaki and Euzobia Margaret Mugisha Baine

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2018 16:20

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  35. Content type: Research

    Participation of women in the medical profession over several countries worldwide was increased over the past decades. This paper is a part of ongoing studies aiming at addressing the issue of health workforce...

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

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2018 16:19

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  36. Content type: Methodology

    In India, amidst the increasing number of health programmes, there are concerns about the performance of frontline health workers (FLHW). We assessed the time utilisation and factors affecting the work of fron...

    Authors: Samiksha Singh, Sanjeev Upadhyaya, Pradeep Deshmukh, Amol Dongre, Neha Dwivedi, Deepak Dey and Vijay Kumar

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2018 16:17

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  37. Content type: Research

    Our overarching study objective is to further our understanding of the work psychology of Health Support Workers (HSWs) in long-term care and home and community care settings in Ontario, Canada. Specifically, ...

    Authors: Whitney Berta, Audrey Laporte, Tyrone Perreira, Liane Ginsburg, Adrian Rohit Dass, Raisa Deber, Andrea Baumann, Lisa Cranley, Ivy Bourgeault, Janet Lum, Brenda Gamble, Kathryn Pilkington, Vinita Haroun and Paula Neves

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2018 16:15

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  38. Content type: Review

    Mounting evidence suggests that holding multiple concurrent jobs in public and private (dual practice) is common among health workers in low- as well as high-income countries. Nurses are world’s largest health...

    Authors: Giuliano Russo, Inês Fronteira, Tiago Silva Jesus and James Buchan

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2018 16:14

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  39. Content type: Research

    While the demand for health services keep escalating at the grass roots or rural areas of China, a substantial portion of healthcare resources remain stagnant in the more developed cities and this has entrench...

    Authors: Xinglong Xu, Lulin Zhou, Henry Asante Antwi and Xi Chen

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2018 16:13

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  40. Content type: Research

    The Malian Nutrition Division of the Ministry of Health and Action Against Hunger tested the feasibility of integrating treatment of severe acute malnutrition (SAM) into the existing Integrated Community Case ...

    Authors: Eleanor Rogers, Karen Martínez, Jose Luis Alvarez Morán, Franck G. B. Alé, Pilar Charle, Saul Guerrero and Chloe Puett

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2018 16:12

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  41. Content type: Research

    While evidence supports community health worker (CHW) capacity to improve maternal and newborn health in less-resourced countries, key implementation gaps remain. Tools for assessing CHW performance and eviden...

    Authors: Teralynn Ludwick, Eleanor Turyakira, Teddy Kyomuhangi, Kimberly Manalili, Sheila Robinson and Jennifer L. Brenner

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2018 16:11

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  42. Content type: Research

    The intention to leave a job, known as turnover intention, among primary care doctors has a significant impact on primary health care service delivery. We investigated primary care doctors’ turnover intention ...

    Authors: Tong Wen, Yan Zhang, Xue Wang and Guo Tang

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2018 16:10

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  43. Content type: Research

    Antimicrobial resistance is an important global issue facing society. Healthcare workers need to be engaged in solving this problem, as advocates for rational antimicrobial use, stewards of sustainable effecti...

    Authors: Susan Rogers Van Katwyk, Sara L. Jones and Steven J. Hoffman

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2018 16:9

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  44. Content type: Review

    A key strategy for increasing the supply of rural doctors is rurally located medical education. In 2000, Australia introduced a national policy to increase rural immersion for undergraduate medical students. T...

    Authors: Belinda G. O’Sullivan, Matthew R. McGrail, Deborah Russell, Helen Chambers and Laura Major

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2018 16:8

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  45. Content type: Research

    Most developing countries face important challenges regarding the quality of health care, and there is a growing consensus that health workers play a key role in this process. Our understanding as to what are ...

    Authors: Pieter Serneels and Tomas Lievens

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2018 16:7

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