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  1. The global spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus highlights both the importance of frontline healthcare workers (HCW) in pandemic response and their heightened vulnerability during infectious disease outbreaks. Adequ...

    Authors: Fatima Tsiouris, Kieran Hartsough, Michelle Poimbouef, Claire Raether, Mansoor Farahani, Thais Ferreira, Collins Kamanzi, Joana Maria, Majoric Nshimirimana, Job Mwanza, Amon Njenga, Doris Odera, Lyson Tenthani, Onyekachi Ukaejiofo, Debrah Vambe, Erika Fazito…
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2022 20:43
  2. General practitioners (GPs) were at risk of violence in their everyday working lives. Workplace violence (WPV) among GPs is a global public health concern. This study aimed to investigate the prevalence and fa...

    Authors: Jing Feng, Zihui Lei, Shijiao Yan, Heng Jiang, Xin Shen, Yanling Zheng, Minyi Yu, Xin Meng, Hongkun Di, Wenqi Xia, Ying Zhou, Tingting Yang, Cheng Su, Fanjun Cheng, Zuxun Lu and Yong Gan
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2022 20:42
  3. The global commitment to primary health care (PHC) has been reconfirmed in the declaration of Astana, 2018. India has also seen an upswing in national commitment to implement PHC. Health and wellness centres (...

    Authors: Samir Garg, Narayan Tripathi, Jayathra Datla, Tomas Zapata, Dilip S. Mairembam, Kirtti K. Bebarta, C. Krishnendhu and Hilde de Graeve
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2022 20:41
  4. The 2014–2016 Ebola virus disease outbreak in West Africa revealed weaknesses in the health systems of the three most heavily affected countries, including a shortage of public health professionals at the loca...

    Authors: Doreen Collins, Boubacar Ibrahima Diallo, Mariama Boubacar Bah, Marlyatou Bah, Claire J. Standley, Salomon Corvil, Lise D. Martel and Pia D. M. MacDonald
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2022 20:40
  5. There is an uneven distribution of general practitioners (GPs) across territories of developed countries leading to inequalities in access to health care. Countries are implementing incentive or coercive polic...

    Authors: Anas Taha, Sébastien Dawidowicz, Véronique Orcel, Thibault Puszkarek, Marc Bayen and Sabine Bayen
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2022 20:39
  6. For countries to achieve universal health coverage, they need to have well-functioning and resilient health systems. Achieving this requires a sufficient number of qualified health workers and this necessitate...

    Authors: Sunny C. Okoroafor, Adam Ahmat, James Avoka Asamani, Jean Jacques Salvador Millogo and Jennifer Nyoni
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2022 20:37
  7. In April 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) Information Network for Epidemics produced an agenda for managing the COVID-19 infodemic. “Infodemic” refers to the overabundance of information—including mis...

    Authors: Sara Rubinelli, Tina D. Purnat, Elisabeth Wihelm, Denise Traicoff, Apophia Namageyo-Funa, Angus Thomson, Claire Wardle, Jaya Lamichhane, Sylvie Briand and Tim Nguyen
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2022 20:35
  8. A well-trained and equitably distributed workforce is critical to a functioning health system. As workforce interventions are costly and time-intensive, investing appropriately in strengthening the health work...

    Authors: Leslie Berman, Margaret L. Prust, Agnes Maungena Mononga, Patrick Boko, Macfarlane Magombo, Mihereteab Teshome, Levison Nkhoma, Grace Namaganda, Duff Msukwa and Andrews Gunda
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2022 20:34
  9. Improving the epidemiological response to emergencies requires an understanding of who the responders are, their role and skills, and the challenges they face during responses. In this paper, we explore the ro...

    Authors: Amy Elizabeth Parry, Martyn D. Kirk, Samantha Colquhoun, David N. Durrheim and Tambri Housen
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2022 20:33
  10. Jordan has experienced several COVID-19 waves in the past 2 years. Cross-sectional studies have been conducted to evaluate distress in healthcare practitioners (HCPs), but there is limited evidence with regard...

    Authors: Nour A. Obeidat, Yasmeen I. Dodin, Feras I. Hawari, Asma S. Albtoosh, Rasha M. Manasrah and Asem H. Mansour
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2022 20:32
  11. Physician maldistribution is a global problem that hinders patients’ abilities to access healthcare services. Medical education presents an opportunity to influence physicians towards meeting the healthcare ne...

    Authors: Asiana Elma, Muhammadhasan Nasser, Laurie Yang, Irene Chang, Dorothy Bakker and Lawrence Grierson
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2022 20:31
  12. Maintaining a motivated health workforce is critical to health system effectiveness and quality of care. Scant evidence exists on whether interventions aimed to strengthen health infrastructure in low-resource...

    Authors: Wei Chang, Jessica Cohen, Brian Mwesigwa, Peter Waiswa and Slawa Rokicki
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2022 20:30
  13. The dermatology workforce is an important topic, as many countries are facing an undersupply of dermatologists, while some are expecting a surplus. Therefore, we conducted this study to identify the current de...

    Authors: Abdulrahman Alfawzan, Saad Altalhab and Mohammad Alkhowailed
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2022 20:29
  14. COVID-19 has challenged health systems worldwide, especially the health workforce, a pillar crucial for health systems resilience. Therefore, strengthening health system resilience can be informed by analyzing...

    Authors: Souaad Chemali, Almudena Mari-Sáez, Charbel El Bcheraoui and Heide Weishaar
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2022 20:27
  15. Despite the growth in mobile technologies (mHealth) to support Community Health Worker (CHW) supervision, the nature of mHealth-facilitated supervision remains underexplored. One strategy to support supervisio...

    Authors: James O’Donovan, Ken Kahn, MacKenzie MacRae, Allan Saul Namanda, Rebecca Hamala, Ken Kabali, Anne Geniets, Alice Lakati, Simon M. Mbae and Niall Winters
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2022 20:6
  16. In the field of tuberculosis (TB), Community Healthcare Workers (CHWs) have been engaged for advocacy, case detection, and patient support in a wide range of settings. Estimates predict large-scale shortfalls ...

    Authors: Thu A. Dam, Rachel J. Forse, Phuong M. T. Tran, Luan N. Q. Vo, Andrew J. Codlin, Lan P. Nguyen and Jacob Creswell
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2022 20:25
  17. The close link between human resources for health and the performance of health systems calls for a comprehensive study of the labor market. This paper proposes a performance metric for the nursing labor marke...

    Authors: Gustavo Nigenda, Edson Serván-Mori, Evelyn Fuentes-Rivera, Patricia Aristizabal and Rosa Amarilis Zárate-Grajales
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2022 20:24
  18. Systematic reviews cling to the doctrine that science has an updating databank and attempt to identify all available evidence by featured eligibility criteria to find the answer to a unique scientific question...

    Authors: Meysam Shirzad and Alireza Abbassian
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2022 20:23

    The Letter to the Editor Response to this article has been published in Human Resources for Health 2022 20:26

    The Review to this article has been published in Human Resources for Health 2021 19:42

  19. Nursing personnel are critical for enabling access to health service in primary health care. However, the State of the World’s Nursing 2020 report showed important inequalities in nurse availability between co...

    Authors: Mathieu Boniol, Carey McCarthy, Deen Lawani, Gilles Guillot, Michelle McIsaac and Khassoum Diallo
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2022 20:22
  20. Medical equipment plays a crucial role in the provision of quality healthcare services, despite this more than 50% of equipment in developing countries are non-functioning due to a lack of appropriate human re...

    Authors: Rita Thapa, Alison Yih, Ashish Chauhan, Salomi Poudel, Sagar Singh, Suresh Shrestha, Suresh Tamang, Rishav Shrestha and Ruma Rajbhandari
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2022 20:21
  21. The Health Extension Program (HEP) is Ethiopia’s flagship community health program, launched in 2003. Health Extension Workers (HEWs) are key vehicles for the delivery of the HEP. While it is believed that the...

    Authors: Merhawi Gebremedhin Tekle, Habtamu Milkias Wolde, Girmay Medhin, Alula M. Teklu, Yibeltal Kiflie Alemayehu, Esie Gebrewahd Gebre, Frehiwot Bekele and Nikita Arora
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2022 20:20
  22. Developing public health educational programs that provide workers prepared to adequately respond to health system challenges is an historical dilemma. In India, the focus on public health education has been m...

    Authors: Emily Miller, Megha Reddy, Preetika Banerjee, Haley Brahmbhatt, Piyusha Majumdar, D. K. Mangal, Shiv Dutt Gupta, Sanjay Zodpey, Anita Shet and Meike Schleiff
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2022 20:19
  23. The purpose of this study was to assess the distribution of HIV-program staff and the extent to which their availability influences HIV programmatic and patient outcomes.

    Authors: Derick Akompab Akoku, Kirkby D. Tickell, Kouadio R. Niamien, Kathryn E. Kemper, Doumbia Yacouba, Seydou Kouyate, Daniel A. Kouassi, Shirish Balachandra, Meghan Swor, Audrey Knutson Luxenberg, Steve Gloyd and Ahoua Kone
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2022 20:18
  24. A Primary Care Model Programme had been implemented in Hungary between 2013 and 2017 in which group practices were established that employed—among others—nonprofessional health workers (health mediators, simil...

    Authors: Cintia Katona, Éva Bíró, Szilvia Vincze and Karolina Kósa
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2022 20:17
  25. To support the introduction of the COVID-19 vaccine, the World Health Organization and its partners developed an interactive virtual learning initiative through which vaccination stakeholders could receive the...

    Authors: Shoshanna Goldin, Nancy Hood, Alexandre Pascutto, Celine Bennett, Ana Carolina Barbosa de Lima, Nicole Devereaux, Aleksandra Caric, Karan Rai, Shalini Desai, Ann Lindstrand and Bruce Struminger
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2022 20:16
  26. Return-of-service (ROS) agreements require international medical graduates (IMGs) who accept medical residency positions in Canada to practice in specified geographic areas following completion of training. Ho...

    Authors: Maria Mathews, Dana Ryan, Ellen Randall, Emily Gard Marshall, Laurie J. Goldsmith, Lori Jones, M. Ruth Lavergne, David Snadden, Ian Scott, Sabrina T. Wong, Katherine Stringer, Kathleen Horrey and Agnes Grudniewicz
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2022 20:15
  27. In the Indian subcontinent, Master’s-level Public Health (MlPH) programmes attract graduates of diverse academic disciplines from health and non-health sciences alike. Considering the current and futuristic im...

    Authors: Kumaravel Ilangovan, Sendhilkumar Muthappan, Keerthiga Govindarajan, Vignesh Vairamani, Vettrichelvan Venkatasamy and Manickam Ponnaiah
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2022 20:14
  28. Financial access to family planning (FP) is essential to the health and well-being of women in Tanzania. Tanzanian policy dictates that FP methods and services obtained at public facilities are provided for fr...

    Authors: Clara E. Busse, Dickens Onyango and Katherine Tumlinson
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2022 20:13
  29. Health professions educators require support to develop teaching and learning, research, educational leadership, and administrative skills to strengthen their higher education role through faculty development ...

    Authors: Lianne Keiller, Champion Nyoni and Chantel van Wyk
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2022 20:12
  30. Globally, many countries are adopting evidence-based workforce planning that facilitates progress towards achieving sustainable development goals for reproductive, maternal newborn and child health. We reviewe...

    Authors: Teena Kunjumen, Mollent Okech, Deki, James Avoka Asamani, Nazar Mohamed and Md. Nuruzzaman
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2022 19(Suppl 1):155

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 19 Supplement 1

  31. Bangladesh’s Health system is characterized by severe shortage and unequitable distribution of the formally trained health workforce. In this context, government of Bangladesh uses fixed staffing norms for its...

    Authors: Md Nuruzzaman, Tomas Zapata, Valeria De Oliveira Cruz, Sabina Alam, Samiun Nazrin Bente Kamal Tune and Taufique Joarder
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2022 19(Suppl 1):151

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 19 Supplement 1

  32. Rural India has a severe shortage of human resources for health (HRH). The National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) deploys HRH in the rural public health system to tackle shortages. Sanctioning under NRHM does no...

    Authors: Aatmika Nair, Yash Jawale, Sweta R. Dubey, Surabhi Dharmadhikari and Siddhesh Zadey
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2022 19(Suppl 1):147

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 19 Supplement 1

  33. The clinical laboratory services, as an essential part of health care, require appropriate staff capacity to assure satisfaction and improve outcomes for both patients and clinical staff. This study aimed to a...

    Authors: Sanja Stankovic and Milena Santric Milicevic
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2022 19(Suppl 1):143

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 19 Supplement 1

  34. Papua New Guinea has seen some improvements in health indicators over the past years, but the pace of improvements is not as robust as expected. The Health Services Plan for Braun District Hospital redevelopme...

    Authors: Dixon Dimiri, Nelson Mek, Mary Therese Apini, Thelma Ali, Grace Turi Pumuye, Varage John Laka, Rosemary Jogo, Pamela Kari, Deki, Okech Mollent, Dapeng Luo, Anna Maalsen, Katu Yapi and Robin Madodo
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2022 19(Suppl 1):142

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 19 Supplement 1

  35. Staffing of health services ought to consider the workload experienced to maximize efficiency. However, this is rarely the case, due to lack of an appropriate approach. The World Health Organization (WHO) deve...

    Authors: Grace Nyendwoha Namaganda, Audrey Whitright and Everd Bikaitwoha Maniple
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2022 19(Suppl 1):138

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 19 Supplement 1

  36. The article describes a healthcare staffing exercise that took place in a Cancer Hospital IV, Brazil’s first public palliative care unit. There are numerous gaps in the literature on specialized cancer staffin...

    Authors: Alessandra Pereira da Silva and Mario Roberto Dal Poz
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2022 19(Suppl 1):135

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 19 Supplement 1

  37. Health services cannot be delivered without an adequate, competent health workforce. Evidence suggests a direct relationship between density of health workforce and health outcomes. The Philippines is faced wi...

    Authors: Ma Graziella Aytona, Mary Ruth Politico, Leah McManus, Kenneth Ronquillo and Mollent Okech
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2022 19(Suppl 1):129

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 19 Supplement 1

  38. Vietnam has encountered difficulties in ensuring an adequate and equitable distribution of health workforce. The traditional staffing norms stated in the Circular 08/TT-BYT issued in 2007 based solely on popul...

    Authors: Thu Thi Hoai Nguyen, Hung Thanh Phung and Anh Thi My Bui
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2022 19(Suppl 1):124

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 19 Supplement 1

  39. The study analyzes the allocation of specialized doctors’ orthopedists in a high-complex hospital, using the WHO’s Workload Indicators of Staffing Need (WISN) methodology and approach, which measures the workl...

    Authors: Claudia Regina Machado, Deise Brasil and Mario Roberto Dal Poz
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2022 19(Suppl 1):123

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 19 Supplement 1

  40. Globally the occurrence of disasters has increased more than fourfold during the last three decades. The main concern for the healthcare system responding to a disaster is its ability to deal with the sudden i...

    Authors: Muhammad Zeeshan Haroon and Inayat Hussain Thaver
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2022 19(Suppl 1):120

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 19 Supplement 1

  41. A shortage in human resources, particularly physicians, has become a challenge confronting health authorities in the Duhok governorate, as these resources are the key input for delivering health care. It has b...

    Authors: Samim Ahmed Al-Dabbagh, Hushyar Musa Sulaiman and Nazik Abdulrahman Abdulkarim
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2022 19(Suppl 1):117

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 19 Supplement 1

  42. Functioning health systems require a health workforce (HWF) that is qualified, available, equitably distributed, and accessible to the entire population as the basis for guaranteeing access to health. There is...

    Authors: Angélica Araújo de Menezes, Catharina Leite Matos Soares, Mario Roberto Dal Poz and Isabela Cardoso M. Pinto
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2022 19(Suppl 1):116

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 19 Supplement 1

  43. The Ministry of Health in the Sultanate of Oman decided to have better distribution of the health workforce among all health facilities through evidenced-based staffing norms. Four directorates worked together...

    Authors: Nazar Mohamed and Nahida Al-Lawati
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2022 19(Suppl 1):113

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 19 Supplement 1

  44. The COVID-19 pandemic has increased the burden on health systems, particularly in low- and middle-income countries, where health systems already struggle. To meet health workforce planning needs during the pan...

    Authors: Pamela A. McQuide, Amy Finnegan, Katherine M. Terry, Andrew Brown, Cheick Oumar Toure, Jeanne Tessougue, Ibrahim Cisse, Mathew Kariuki Thuku, Janet Muriuki, Mary Ochola, Julius Ogato, Etienne Coulibaly and Toure Djeneba Togora
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2022 19(Suppl 1):111

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 19 Supplement 1

  45. A major human resources for health challenge for Nigeria is ensuring the availability and retention of adequate competent health workers in the right mix to provide health care particularly at primary health c...

    Authors: S. C. Okoroafor, A. Ahmat, M. Osubor, J. Nyoni, J. Bassey and W. Alemu
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2022 19(Suppl 1):108

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 19 Supplement 1