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  1. Ever since the 2006 World Health Report advocated increased community participation and the systematic delegation of tasks to less-specialized cadres, there has been a great deal of debate about the expediency, e...

    Authors: Uta Lehmann, Wim Van Damme, Francoise Barten and David Sanders

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2009 7:49

    Content type: Commentary

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  2. Pharmacists' roles are evolving from that of compounders and dispensers of medicines to that of experts on medicines within multidisciplinary health care teams. In the developing country context, the pharmacy ...

    Authors: Claire Anderson, Ian Bates, Diane Beck, Tina Penick Brock, Billy Futter, Hugo Mercer, Mike Rouse, Sarah Whitmarsh, Tana Wuliji and Akemi Yonemura

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2009 7:45

    Content type: Commentary

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  3. The human resource shortage in Zambia is placing a heavy burden on the few health care workers available at health facilities. The Zambia Prevention, Care and Treatment Partnership began training and placing c...

    Authors: Parsa Sanjana, Kwasi Torpey, Alison Schwarzwalder, Caroline Simumba, Prisca Kasonde, Lameck Nyirenda, Paul Kapanda, Matilda Kakungu-Simpungwe, Mushota Kabaso and Catherine Thompson

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2009 7:44

    Content type: Research

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  4. The purpose of this paper is to present a complex yet transparent, computable model to simulate the regulation of the flow of personnel through a previously described multiple-entry, multiple-exit eye care tra...

    Authors: Keith Masnick

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2009 7:42

    Content type: Hypothesis

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  5. During the last two decades the German hospital sector has been engaged in a constant process of transformation. One obvious sign of this is the growing amount of hospital privatization. To date, most research...

    Authors: Stefanie Mache, Cristian Scutaru, Karin Vitzthum, David Quarcoo, Norman Schöffel, Tobias Welte, Burghard F Klapp and David A Groneberg

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2009 7:41

    Content type: Research

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  6. Prevention of mother-to-child transmission has been considered as not a simple intervention but a comprehensive set of interventions requiring capable health workers. Viet Nam's extensive health care system re...

    Authors: Thu Anh Nguyen, Pauline Oosterhoff, Yen Ngoc Pham, Anita Hardon and Pamela Wright

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2009 7:39

    Content type: Research

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  7. An estimated four million deaths occur each year among children in the neonatal period. Current evidence-based interventions could prevent a large proportion of these deaths. However, health care workers invol...

    Authors: Leif Eriksson, Nguyen Thu Nga, Mats Målqvist, Lars-Åke Persson, Uwe Ewald and Lars Wallin

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2009 7:36

    Content type: Research

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  8. The aim of this paper was to evaluate the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of alternative training strategies for increasing access to emergency obstetric care in Burkina Faso.

    Authors: Sennen H Hounton, David Newlands, Nicolas Meda and Vincent De Brouwere

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2009 7:34

    Content type: Research

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  9. Low-income countries with high HIV/AIDS burdens in sub-Saharan Africa must deal with severe shortages of qualified human resources for health. This situation has triggered the renewed interest in community hea...

    Authors: Katharina Hermann, Wim Van Damme, George W Pariyo, Erik Schouten, Yibeltal Assefa, Anna Cirera and William Massavon

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2009 7:31

    Content type: Review

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  10. The Federal Ministry of Health of Ethiopia is implementing an ambitious and rapid scale-up of health care services for the prevention, care and treatment of HIV/AIDS in public facilities. With support from the...

    Authors: Marion E McNabb, Cynthia A Hiner, Anne Pfitzer, Yassir Abduljewad, Mesrak Nadew, Petros Faltamo and Jean Anderson

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2009 7:29

    Content type: Methodology

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  11. The human resources crisis in Africa is especially acute in the public health field. Through distance education, the School of Public Health of the University of the Western Cape, South Africa, has provided ac...

    Authors: Lucy Alexander, Ehi Uche Igumbor and David Sanders

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2009 7:28

    Content type: Review

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  12. There is broad policy consensus that a shortage of doctors and nurses is a key constraint to increasing utilization of essential health services important for achieving the health Millennium Development Goals....

    Authors: Margaret E Kruk, Marta R Prescott, Helen de Pinho and Sandro Galea

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2009 7:27

    Content type: Research

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  13. This study aims to explore the experience of conflict as perceived by Iranian hospital nurses in Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran. Although conflict-control approaches have been extensively researched througho...

    Authors: Nahid Dehghan Nayeri and Reza Negarandeh

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2009 7:25

    Content type: Research

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  14. Rural township health centres and urban community health centres play a crucial role in the delivery of primary health care in China. Over the past two-and-a-half decades, these health institutions have not be...

    Authors: Qingyue Meng, Jing Yuan, Limei Jing and Junhua Zhang

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2009 7:24

    Content type: Research

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  15. HIV counseling and testing, HIV prevention and provision of HIV care and support are essential activities to reduce the burden of HIV among patients with TB, and should be integrated into routine TB care.

    Authors: Koen Vanden Driessche, Mulangu Sabue, Wendy Dufour, Frieda Behets and Annelies Van Rie

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2009 7:23

    Content type: Research

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  16. East African countries have in the recent past experienced a tremendous increase in the volume of antiretroviral drugs. Capacity to manage these medicines in the region remains limited. Makerere University, wi...

    Authors: Paul J Waako, Richard Odoi-adome, Celestino Obua, Erisa Owino, Winnie Tumwikirize, Jasper Ogwal-okeng, Willy W Anokbonggo, Lloyd Matowe and Onesky Aupont

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2009 7:21

    Content type: Research

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  17. The Ministry of Health and Medical Education in the Islamic Republic of Iran has undertaken a reform of its health system, in which-lower level managers are given new roles and responsibilities in a decentrali...

    Authors: Maye Omar, Nancy Gerein, Ehsanullah Tarin, Christopher Butcher, Stephen Pearson and Gholamreza Heidari

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2009 7:20

    Content type: Research

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  18. Access to governmental and international nongovernmental sources of health care within eastern Myanmar's conflict regions is virtually nonexistent. Historically, under these circumstances effective care for th...

    Authors: Allison J Richard, Catherine I Lee, Matthew G Richard, Eh Kalu Shwe Oo, Thomas Lee and Lawrence Stock

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2009 7:19

    Content type: Case study

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  19. Developing countries are currently struggling to achieve the Millennium Development Goal Five of reducing maternal mortality by three quarters between 1990 and 2015. Many health systems are facing acute shorta...

    Authors: Karl Krupp and Purnima Madhivanan

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2009 7:18

    Content type: Review

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  20. Vancouver Island lies just off the southwest coast of Canada. Separated from the large urban area of Greater Vancouver (estimated population 2.17 million) by the Georgia Strait, this geographical location pose...

    Authors: Mary Ellen Purkis, Barbara Herringer, Lynn Stevenson, Laureen Styles and Jocelyne Van Neste-Kenny

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2009 7:17

    Content type: Commentary

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  21. This study examines the potential of aid effectiveness to positively influence human resources for health in developing countries, based on research carried out in the Lao People's Democratic Republic (Lao PDR...

    Authors: Rebecca Dodd, Peter S Hill, Dean Shuey and Adélio Fernandes Antunes

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2009 7:16

    Content type: Research

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  22. Malawi has a chronic shortage of human resources for health. This has a significant impact on maternal health, with mortality rates amongst the highest in the world. Mid-level cadres of health workers provide ...

    Authors: Susan Bradley and Eilish McAuliffe

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2009 7:14

    Content type: Research

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  23. Much has been written in the past decade about the health workforce crisis that is crippling health service delivery in many middle-income and low-income countries. Countries having lost most of their highly q...

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

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2009 7:13

    Content type: Research

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  24. In many countries, there is a surplus of physicians in some communities and a shortage in others. Population size is known to be correlated with the number of physicians in a community, and is conventionally c...

    Authors: Masatoshi Matsumoto, Kazuo Inoue, Satomi Noguchi, Satoshi Toyokawa and Eiji Kajii

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2009 7:12

    Content type: Research

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  25. To evaluate the effectiveness and sustainability of a voluntary counseling and testing (VCT) training program based on a training-of-trainers (TOT) model in the Caribbean Region, we gathered data on the percen...

    Authors: Cynthia A Hiner, Brinnon Garrett Mandel, Marcia R Weaver, Douglas Bruce, Robert McLaughlin and Jean Anderson

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2009 7:11

    Content type: Research

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  26. Anticipating physician supply to tackle future health challenges is a crucial but complex task for policy planners. A number of forecasting tools are available, but the methods, advantages and shortcomings of ...

    Authors: Dominique Roberfroid, Christian Leonard and Sabine Stordeur

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2009 7:10

    Content type: Review

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  27. Since the beginning of the 21st century, development assistance for HIV/AIDS has increasingly been provided through Global Health Initiatives, specifically the United States Presidential Emergency Plan for AIDS R...

    Authors: Johanna Hanefeld and Maurice Musheke

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2009 7:8

    Content type: Research

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  28. In response to recent findings regarding migration of health workers out of Africa, we provide data from a survey of Indian nurses suggesting that up to one fifth of the nursing labour force may be lost to wea...

    Authors: Michael Hawkes, Mary Kolenko, Michelle Shockness and Krishna Diwaker

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2009 7:5

    Content type: Commentary

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  29. While evaluation is, in theory, a component of training programmes in health planning, training needs in this area remain significant. Improving health systems necessarily calls for having more professionals w...

    Authors: Valéry Ridde, Pierre Fournier, Baya Banza, Caroline Tourigny and Dieudonné Ouédraogo

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2009 7:3

    Content type: Research

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  30. Despite progress in developing more effective training methodologies, training initiatives for health workers continue to experience common pitfalls that have beset the overall success and cost-effectiveness o...

    Authors: Pape A Gaye and David Nelson

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2009 7:2

    Content type: Commentary

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  31. International initiatives such as the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief and the President's Malaria Initiative have significantly increased ava...

    Authors: Lloyd Matowe, Paul Waako, Richard Odoi Adome, Isaac Kibwage, Omary Minzi and Emile Bienvenu

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2008 6:30

    Content type: Methodology

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