Skip to main content

Articles

Page 1 of 24

  1. International medical electives are one the highlights of medical training. Literature about international electives is scarce, and understanding what made a student choose one destination over another is uncl...

    Authors: Maximilian Andreas Storz, Ann-Kathrin Lederer and Eric Pieter Heymann

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2022 20:9

    Content type: Research

    Published on:

  2. Nigeria’s health sector aims to ensure that the right number of health workers that are qualified, skilled, and distributed equitably, are available for quality health service provision at all levels. Achievin...

    Authors: Sunny C. Okoroafor, Agbonkhese I. Oaiya, David Oviaesu, Adam Ahmat, Martin Osubor and Jennifer Nyoni

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2022 20:8

    Content type: Case study

    Published on:

  3. Regulatory processes for Oral health care professionals are considered essential for patient safety and to ensure health workforce quality. The global variation in their registration and regulation is under-r...

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

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2022 20:7

    Content type: Research

    Published on:

  4. Thailand has encountered an imbalanced dentist distribution and an internal brain drain of dentists from public to private health care facilities. To tackle these challenges, the compulsory service (CS) progra...

    Authors: Tanit Arunratanothai, Ravisorn Booncharoen, Sirapop Suwankomolkul and Nareudee Limpuangthip

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2022 20:5

    Content type: Review

    Published on:

  5. Despite increasing evidence of the challenges affecting Community Health Workers (CHWs) such as those related to training, supportive supervision and remuneration, there is a need to explore concerns and chall...

    Authors: David Musoke, Mathew Nyashanu, Henry Bugembe, Grace Biyinzika Lubega, James O’Donovan, Abdullah Ali Halage and Linda Gibson

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2022 20:4

    Content type: Commentary

    Published on:

  6. The strength of a health system—and ultimately the health of a population—depends to a large degree on health worker performance. However, insufficient support to build, manage and optimize human resources for...

    Authors: Rachel Deussom, Doris Mwarey, Mekdelawit Bayu, Sarah S. Abdullah and Rachel Marcus

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2022 20:2

    Content type: Review

    Published on:

  7. Although supervision is a ubiquitous approach to support health programs and improve health care provider (HCP) performance in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), quantitative evidence of its effects is ...

    Authors: Samantha Y. Rowe, Dennis Ross-Degnan, David H. Peters, Kathleen A. Holloway and Alexander K. Rowe

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2022 20:1

    Content type: Research

    Published on:

  8. The early weeks of the COVID-19 pandemic brought multiple concurrent threats—high patient volume and acuity and, simultaneously, increased risk to health workers. Healthcare managers and decision-makers needed...

    Authors: Alison Coates, Asli-Oubah Fuad, Amanda Hodgson and Ivy Lynn Bourgeault

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2021 19:154

    Content type: Research

    Published on:

  9. South Africa is an upper middle-income country with wide wealth inequality. It faces a quadruple burden of disease and poor health outcomes, with access to appropriate and adequate health care a challenge for ...

    Authors: L. S. Thomas, E. Buch, Y. Pillay and J. Jordaan

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2021 19:153

    Content type: Research

    Published on:

  10. Clinical mentorship is effective in improving knowledge and competence of health providers and may be a useful task sharing approach for improving antiretroviral therapy. However, the endurance of the effect o...

    Authors: Dan K. Senjovu, Sarah Naikoba, Pallen Mugabe, Damazo T. Kadengye, Carey McCarthy, Patricia L. Riley and Shona Dalal

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2021 19:150

    Content type: Research

    Published on:

  11. Adverse consequences of physician turnover include financial losses, reduced patient satisfaction, and organizational instability. However, no study has reported the prevalence among emergency physicians. This...

    Authors: Shijiao Yan, Xin Shen, Rixing Wang, Zhiqian Luo, Xiaotong Han, Yong Gan and Chuanzhu Lv

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2021 19:149

    Content type: Research

    Published on:

  12. The occupation of community health worker (CHW) has evolved to support community member navigation of complex health and social systems. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics formally recognized the occupation o...

    Authors: Tammie M. Jones, Alex Schulte, Suhashini Ramanathan, Meron Assefa, Srilatha Rebala and Peggy J. Maddox

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2021 19:148

    Content type: Research

    Published on:

  13. 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

    Published on:

  14. 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

    Published on:

  15. 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

    Published on:

  16. 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

    Published on:

  17. 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

    Published on:

  18. 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

    Published on:

  19. 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

    Published on:

  20. 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

    Published on:

  21. ‘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

    Published on:

  22. 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

    Published on:

  23. 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

    Published on:

  24. 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

    Published on:

  25. 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

    Published on:

  26. 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

    Published on:

  27. 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

    Published on:

  28. 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

    Published on:

  29. 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

    Published on:

  30. 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

    Published on:

  31. 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

    Published on:

  32. 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

    Published on:

  33. 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

    Published on:

  34. 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

    Published on:

  35. 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

    Published on:

  36. 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

    Published on:

  37. 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

    Published on:

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

  38. 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

    Published on:

  39. 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

    Published on:

  40. 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

    Published on:

  41. 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

    Published on:

  42. 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

    Published on:

  43. 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

    Published on:

  44. 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

    Published on:

  45. 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

    Published on:

  46. 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

    Published on: