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  1. Well-trained and highly motivated community health workers (CHWs) are critical for delivery of many community-based newborn care interventions. High rates of CHW attrition undermine programme effectiveness and...

    Authors: Syed Moshfiqur Rahman, Nabeel Ashraf Ali, Larissa Jennings, M Habibur R Seraji, Ishtiaq Mannan, Rasheduzzaman Shah, Arif Billah Al-Mahmud, Sanwarul Bari, Daniel Hossain, Milan Krishna Das, Abdullah H Baqui, Shams El Arifeen and Peter J Winch

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2010 8:12

    Content type: Research

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  2. The Longitudinal Analysis of Nursing Education (LANE) study was initiated in 2002, with the aim of longitudinally examining a wide variety of individual and work-related variables related to psychological and ...

    Authors: Ann Rudman, Marianne Omne-Pontén, Lars Wallin and Petter J Gustavsson

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2010 8:10

    Content type: Research

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  3. The Australian dental workforce is ageing and current shortages have been predicted to worsen with the retirement of the growing contingent of older dentists. However, these predictions have been based on reti...

    Authors: Deborah Schofield, Susan Fletcher, Sue Page and Emily Callander

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2010 8:9

    Content type: Research

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  4. Recent years have seen a re-emergence of community health worker (CHW) interventions, especially in relation to HIV care, and in increasing coverage of child health interventions. Such programmes can be partic...

    Authors: Karen Daniels, Barni Nor, Debra Jackson, Eva-Charlotte Ekström and Tanya Doherty

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2010 8:6

    Content type: Research

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  5. Management training is fundamental to developing human resources for health. Particularly as Liberia revives its health delivery system, facility and county health team managers are central to progress. Nevert...

    Authors: Laura A Rowe, Sister Barbara Brillant, Emily Cleveland, Bernice T Dahn, Shoba Ramanadhan, Mae Podesta and Elizabeth H Bradley

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2010 8:5

    Content type: Research

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  6. The United Republic of Tanzania, like many other countries in sub-Saharan Africa, faces a human resources crisis in its health sector, with a small and inequitably distributed health workforce. Rural areas and...

    Authors: Beatus K Leon and Julie Riise Kolstad

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2010 8:3

    Content type: Research

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  7. Ghana has a high maternal mortality rate of 540 per 100 000. Although abortion complications usually are treatable, the risks of morbidity and death increase when treatment is delayed. Delay in care may occur ...

    Authors: Gertrude Voetagbe, Nathaniel Yellu, Joseph Mills, Ellen Mitchell, Amanda Adu-Amankwah, Koma Jehu-Appiah and Felix Nyante

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2010 8:2

    Content type: Research

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  8. In 2002, the Egypt Ministry of Health and Population faced the challenge of improving access to and quality of services in rural Upper Egypt in the face of low morale among health workers and managers.

    Authors: Morsi Mansour, Joan Bragar Mansour and Abdo Hasan El Swesy

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2010 8:1

    Content type: Case study

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  9. In 2000, an external review mission of the National Tuberculosis Control Programme of Indonesia identified suboptimal results of TB control activities. This led to a prioritization on human resource capacity b...

    Authors: Carmelia Basri, Karin Bergström, Wanda Walton, Asik Surya, Jan Voskens and Firdosi Metha

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2009 7:85

    Content type: Research

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  10. This commentary paper highlights changing patterns of outward migration of Zambian nurses. The aim is to discuss these pattern changes in the light of policy developments in Zambia and in receiving countries.

    Authors: Naomi Hamada, Jill Maben, Barbara McPake and Kara Hanson

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2009 7:83

    Content type: Commentary

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  11. A recently updated Cochrane systematic review on the effects of lay or community health workers (LHWs) in primary and community health care concluded that LHW interventions could lead to promising benefits in ...

    Authors: Adrijana Corluka, Damian G Walker, Simon Lewin, Claire Glenton and Inger B Scheel

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2009 7:81

    Content type: Review

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  12. The public sectors of developing countries require strengthened capacity in health informatics. In Peru, where formal university graduate degrees in biomedical and health informatics were lacking until recentl...

    Authors: Ann Marie Kimball, Walter H Curioso, Yuzo Arima, Sherrilynne Fuller, Patricia J Garcia, Jose Segovia-Juarez, Jesus M Castagnetto, Fabiola Leon-Velarde and King K Holmes

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2009 7:80

    Content type: Commentary

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  13. Contracting out health services is a strategy that many health systems in the developing world are following, despite the lack of decisive evidence that this is the best way to improve quality, increase effici...

    Authors: Gustavo H Nigenda and Luz María González

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2009 7:79

    Content type: Case study

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  14. Nurses and midwives are the key providers of nursing and midwifery services; in many countries, they form the major category of frontline workers who provide both preventive and curative services in the commun...

    Authors: Annette Mwansa Nkowane, Liliane Boualam, Salah Haithami, El Tayeb Ahmed El Sayed and Helen Mutambo

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2009 7:78

    Content type: Research

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  15. Pneumonia is a leading cause of death among children under five years of age. The Integrated Management of Childhood Illness strategy can improve the quality of care for pneumonia and other common illnesses in...

    Authors: Dawn M Osterholt, Faustin Onikpo, Marcel Lama, Michael S Deming and Alexander K Rowe

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2009 7:77

    Content type: Research

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  16. To increase access to antiretroviral therapy in resource-limited settings, several experts recommend "task shifting" from doctors to clinical officers, nurses and midwives. This study sought to identify task s...

    Authors: Ibrahim M Lutalo, Gisela Schneider, Marcia R Weaver, Jessica H Oyugi, Lydia Mpanga Sebuyira, Richard Kaye, Frank Lule, Elizabeth Namagala, W Michael Scheld, Keith PWJ McAdam and Merle A Sande

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2009 7:76

    Content type: Research

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  17. The scarcity of physicians in sub-Saharan Africa – particularly in rural clinics staffed only by non-physician health workers – is constraining access to HIV treatment, as only they are legally allowed to star...

    Authors: Ashwin Vasan, Nathan Kenya-Mugisha, Kwonjune J Seung, Marion Achieng, Patrick Banura, Frank Lule, Megan Beems, Jim Todd and Elizabeth Madraa

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2009 7:75

    Content type: Research

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  18. Rural and remote areas of Australia are facing serious health workforce shortages. While a number of schemes have been developed to improve recruitment to and retention of the rural health workforce, they will...

    Authors: Deborah Schofield, Susan Fletcher, Jeffery Fuller, Hudson Birden and Sue Page

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2009 7:74

    Content type: Research

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  19. In Japan, physicians freely choose their specialty and workplace, because to date there is no management system to ensure a balanced distribution of physicians. Physicians in Japan start their careers in hospi...

    Authors: Hiroo Ide, Soichi Koike, Tomoko Kodama, Hideo Yasunaga and Tomoaki Imamura

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2009 7:73

    Content type: Research

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  20. Few studies have examined the relation between alexithymia (i.e. the inability to recognize and verbalize emotions) and professional burnout. Considering the absence of relevant studies in the Greek scientific...

    Authors: Dionisios Bratis, Athanasios Tselebis, Christos Sikaras, Aikaterini Moulou, Konstantinos Giotakis, Emmanuel Zoumakis and Ioannis Ilias

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2009 7:72

    Content type: Research

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  21. The University of North Carolina at Charlotte, a doctoral/research-intensive university, is the largest institution of higher education in the Charlotte region. The university currently offers 18 doctoral, 62 ...

    Authors: Michael E Thompson, Andrew Harver and Marquis Eure

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2009 7:71

    Content type: Case study

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  22. Increased funding for global human immunodeficiency virus prevention and control in developing countries has created both a challenge and an opportunity for achieving long-term global health goals. This paper ...

    Authors: Donna S Jones, Mufuta Tshimanga, Godfrey Woelk, Peter Nsubuga, Nadine L Sunderland, Shannon L Hader and Michael E St Louis

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2009 7:69

    Content type: Research

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  23. Human resources for health are in crisis worldwide, especially in economically disadvantaged areas and areas with high rates of HIV/AIDS in both health workers and patients. International organizations such as...

    Authors: Erin Ueffing, Peter Tugwell, Janet Hatcher Roberts, Peter Walker, Nadia Hamel and Vivian Welch

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2009 7:67

    Content type: Review

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  24. Shortage of human resources is a major problem facing Malawi, where more than 50% of the population lives in rural areas. Most of the district health services are provided by clinical health officers specially...

    Authors: Ogenna Manafa, Eilish McAuliffe, Fresier Maseko, Cameron Bowie, Malcolm MacLachlan and Charles Normand

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2009 7:65

    Content type: Research

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  25. Providing basic surgical and emergency care in rural settings is essential, particularly in Tanzania, where the mortality burden addressable by emergency and surgical interventions has been estimated at 40%. H...

    Authors: Stephanie Taché, Naboth Mbembati, Nell Marshall, Frank Tendick, Charles Mkony and Patricia O'Sullivan

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2009 7:64

    Content type: Research

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  26. Food handlers have a very important role in preventing food contamination during its preparation and distribution. This responsibility is even greater in hospitals, since a large number of patients have low im...

    Authors: Cilce Helena Figueiredo Preza Bertin, Magda Andrade Rezende, Dirce Maria Sigulem and Tania Beninga Morais

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2009 7:63

    Content type: Research

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  27. In sub-Saharan Africa, maternal and perinatal mortality and morbidity are major problems. Service availability and quality of care in health facilities are heterogeneous and most often inadequate. In resource-...

    Authors: Alexandre Dumont, Caroline Tourigny and Pierre Fournier

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2009 7:61

    Content type: Research

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  28. The mandatory interprofessional education programme at Gunma University was initiated in 1999. This paper is a statistical evaluation of the programme from 1999 to 2007.

    Authors: Hatsue Ogawara, Tomoko Hayashi, Yasuyoshi Asakawa, Kiyotaka Iwasaki, Tamiko Matsuda, Yumiko Abe, Fusae Tozato, Takatoshi Makino, Misako Koizumi, Takako Yasukawa and Hideomi Watanabe

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2009 7:60

    Content type: Research

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  29. The Public Health Resource Network is an innovative distance-learning course in training, motivating, empowering and building a network of health personnel from government and civil society groups. Its aim is ...

    Authors: Anuska Kalita, Sarover Zaidi, Vandana Prasad and VR Raman

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2009 7:57

    Content type: Commentary

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  30. The fundamental importance of human resources for the development of health care systems is recognized the world over. Health districts, which constitute the middle level of the municipal health care system in...

    Authors: Maria Cristina Ramos de Vasconcellos Coelho, Ada Ávila Assunção and Soraya Almeida Belisário

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2009 7:56

    Content type: Research

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  31. Well-documented shortages of health care workers in sub-Saharan Africa are exacerbated by the increased human resource demands of rapidly expanding HIV care and treatment programmes. The successful continuatio...

    Authors: Gina R Kruse, Bushimbwa Tambatamba Chapula, Scott Ikeda, Mavis Nkhoma, Nicole Quiterio, Debra Pankratz, Kaluba Mataka, Benjamin H Chi, Virginia Bond and Stewart E Reid

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2009 7:55

    Content type: Research

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  32. During the past few years, the pharmacy profession has expanded significantly in terms of professional services delivery and now has been recognized as an important profession in the multidisciplinary provisio...

    Authors: Saira Azhar, Mohamed Azmi Hassali, Mohamed Izham Mohamed Ibrahim, Maqsood Ahmad, Imran Masood and Asrul Akmal Shafie

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2009 7:54

    Content type: Review

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  33. There is growing evidence that informal payments for health care are fairly common in many low- and middle-income countries. Informal payments are reported to have a negative consequence on equity and quality ...

    Authors: Silvia Stringhini, Steve Thomas, Posy Bidwell, Tina Mtui and Aziza Mwisongo

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2009 7:53

    Content type: Research

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  34. Patient, or parent/guardian, satisfaction with health care provision is important to health outcomes. Poor relationships with health workers, particularly with nursing staff, have been reported to reduce satis...

    Authors: Rachel N Manongi, Fortunata R Nasuwa, Rose Mwangi, Hugh Reyburn, Anja Poulsen and Clare IR Chandler

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2009 7:50

    Content type: Research

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