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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. Content type: Research

    Côte d’Ivoire continues to struggle with one of the highest rates of mother-to-child HIV transmission in West Africa, previously thought to be in part due to suboptimal workforce patterns. This study aimed to ...

    Authors: Brianne H. Rowan, Julia Robinson, Adam Granato, Claire Konan Bla, Seydou Kouyaté, Guy Vincent Djety, Kouamé Abo, Ahoua Koné and Stephen Gloyd

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2018 16:4

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  12. Content type: Research

    The High-Level Commission on Health Employment and Economic Growth released its report to the United Nations Secretary-General in September 2016. It makes important recommendations that are based on estimates ...

    Authors: Richard M. Scheffler, James Campbell, Giorgio Cometto, Akiko Maeda, Jenny Liu, Tim A. Bruckner, Daniel R. Arnold and Tim Evans

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2018 16:5

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  13. Content type: Research

    This study aims to describe the distribution of the hospital pharmacy workforce in Brazil.

    Authors: Thiago R. Santos, Jonathan Penm, André O. Baldoni, Lorena Rocha Ayres, Rebekah Moles and Cristina Sanches

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2018 16:1

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  14. Content type: Research

    Limitations in healthcare worker (HCW) capacity compound the burden of dual TB and HIV epidemics in sub-Saharan Africa. To fill gaps in knowledge and skills, effective continuing profession development (CPD) i...

    Authors: Caryl Feldacker, Sheena Jacob, Michael H. Chung, Anya Nartker and H. Nina Kim

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2017 15:89

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  15. Content type: Research

    Angola is among sub-Saharan African countries dealing with a crisis of Human Resources for Health (HRH). The province of Cabinda, besides the efforts, still suffers from both HRH shortage and a badly distribut...

    Authors: Damas Macaia and Luís Velez Lapão

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2017 15:88

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  16. Content type: Research

    A rapid transition from severe physician workforce shortage to massive production to ensure the physician workforce demand puts the Ethiopian health care system in a variety of challenges. Therefore, this stud...

    Authors: Tsion Assefa, Damen Haile Mariam, Wubegzier Mekonnen and Miliard Derbew

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2017 15:86

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  17. Content type: Research

    In recent years, Ireland has experienced a large-scale, outward migration of doctors. This presents a challenge for national policy makers and workforce planners seeking to build a self-sufficient medical work...

    Authors: Niamh Humphries, Sophie Crowe, Cian McDermott, Sara McAleese and Ruairi Brugha

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2017 15:87

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  18. Content type: Research

    Health workforce information systems in low-income countries tend to be defective with poor relationship to information sources. Human Resource Information System (HRIS) is currently in a pilot implementation ...

    Authors: Eyilachew Dilu, Measho Gebreslassie and Mihiretu Kebede

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2017 15:85

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  19. Content type: Research

    In several countries, the number of hours worked by general practitioners (GPs) has decreased, raising concern about current and impending workforce shortages. This shorter working week has been ascribed both ...

    Authors: Daniël van Hassel, Lud van der Velden, Dinny de Bakker and Ronald Batenburg

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2017 15:84

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  20. Content type: Research

    The need to understand how healthcare worker reform policy interventions impact health personnel in peri-urban areas is important as it also contributes towards setting of priorities in pursuing the universal ...

    Authors: Bernard Hope Taderera, Stephen James Heinrich Hendricks and Yogan Pillay

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2017 15:83

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  21. Content type: Research

    The European Union member countries reacted differently to the 2008 economic and financial crisis. However, few countries have monitored the outcomes of their policy responses, and there is therefore little ev...

    Authors: Tiago Correia, Graça Carapinheiro, Helena Carvalho, José Manuel Silva and Gilles Dussault

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2017 15:82

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  22. Content type: Methodology

    Our research is based on a technique for time sampling, an innovative method for measuring the working hours of Dutch general practitioners (GPs), which was deployed in an earlier study. In this study, 1051 GP...

    Authors: Daniël van Hassel, Lud van der Velden, Dinny de Bakker, Lucas van der Hoek and Ronald Batenburg

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2017 15:81

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  23. Content type: Research

    Globally, there is an acute shortage of human resources for health (HRH), and the greatest burden is borne by low-income countries especially in sub-Saharan Africa and some parts of Asia. This shortage has not...

    Authors: Mumbo Hazel Miseda, Samuel Odhiambo Were, Cirindi Anne Murianki, Milo Peter Mutuku and Stephen N. Mutwiwa

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2017 15:80

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  24. Content type: Review

    In their adoption of WHA resolution 69.19, World Health Organization Member States requested all bilateral and multilateral initiatives to conduct impact assessments of their funding to human resources for hea...

    Authors: Andrea Nove, Giorgio Cometto and James Campbell

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2017 15:79

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  25. Content type: Research

    The WHO Global Code of Practice on the International Recruitment of Health Personnel provides for guidance in health workforce management and cooperation in the international context. This article aims to exam...

    Authors: Réka Kovács, Edmond Girasek, Eszter Kovács, Zoltán Aszalós, Edit Eke, Károly Ragány, Zoltán Cserháti and Miklós Szócska

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2017 15:78

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  26. Content type: Review

    Task sharing, the involvement of non-specialists (non-physician clinicians or non-specialist physicians) in performing tasks originally reserved for surgeons and anesthesiologists, can be a potent strategy in ...

    Authors: Tigistu Ashengo, Alena Skeels, Elizabeth J. H. Hurwitz, Eric Thuo and Harshad Sanghvi

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2017 15:77

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  27. Content type: Research

    Reduced opportunities for children’s schooling and spouse’s/partner’s employment are identified internationally as key barriers to general practitioners (GPs) working rurally. This paper aims to measure longit...

    Authors: Matthew R. McGrail, Deborah J. Russell and Belinda G. O’Sullivan

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2017 15:75

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  28. Content type: Research

    International migration is one of the factors resulting in the shortage of Human Resources for Health (HRH) in India. Literature suggests that migration is fuelled by the prospect of higher salaries available ...

    Authors: Gavin George and Bruce Rhodes

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2017 15:74

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  29. Content type: Commentary

    We welcome Jesus et al.’s paper, which makes an important contribution to the under-researched area of the physical rehabilitation workforce. The authors present recommendations to “advance a policy and resear...

    Authors: Jessica Power, Joanne McVeigh, Brynne Gilmore and Malcolm MacLachlan

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2017 15:73

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  30. Content type: Review

    Although One Health (OH) or EcoHealth (EH) have been acknowledged to provide comprehensive and holistic approaches to study complex problems, like zoonoses and emerging infectious diseases, there remains multi...

    Authors: Pranab Chatterjee, Abhimanyu Singh Chauhan, Jessy Joseph and Manish Kakkar

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2017 15:72

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  31. Content type: Research

    Mobile health (m-health) tools are a promising strategy to facilitate the work of community health workers (CHWs) in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). Despite their potential value, little is known abo...

    Authors: Julia Schoen, John William Mallett, Rebecca Grossman-Kahn, Alexandra Brentani, Elizabeth Kaselitz and Michele Heisler

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2017 15:71

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  32. Content type: Research

    The Global Code of Practice on the International Recruitment of Health Personnel focuses particularly on migration of doctors from low- and middle-income countries. Less is understood about migration from high...

    Authors: Nicholas Clarke, Sophie Crowe, Niamh Humphries, Ronan Conroy, Simon O’Hare, Paul Kavanagh and Ruairi Brugha

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2017 15:66

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  33. Content type: Review

    It is estimated that over one billion persons worldwide have some form of disability. However, there is lack of knowledge and prioritisation of how to serve the needs and provide opportunities for people with ...

    Authors: Brynne Gilmore, Malcolm MacLachlan, Joanne McVeigh, Chiedza McClean, Stuart Carr, Antony Duttine, Hasheem Mannan, Eilish McAuliffe, Gubela Mji, Arne H. Eide, Karl-Gerhard Hem and Neeru Gupta

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2017 15:70

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  34. Content type: Research

    Most analyses of gaps in human resources for health (HRH) do not consider training and the transition of graduates into the labour market. This study aims to explore the labour market for Peru’s recent medical...

    Authors: M. Michelle Jimenez, Anthony L. Bui, Eduardo Mantilla and J. Jaime Miranda

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2017 15:69

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  35. Content type: Research

    The performance of community health workers (CHWs) in Swaziland has not yet been studied despite the existence of a large national CHW program in the country. This qualitative formative research study aimed to...

    Authors: Pascal Geldsetzer, Jan-Walter De Neve, Chantelle Boudreaux, Till Bärnighausen and Thomas J. Bossert

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2017 15:68

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  36. Content type: Research

    Similar to many places, physicians in Senegal are unevenly distributed. Telemedicine is considered a potential solution to this problem. This study investigated the perceptions of Senegal’s physicians of the i...

    Authors: Birama Apho Ly, Ivy Lynn Bourgeault, Ronald Labonté and Mbayang Ndiaye Niang

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2017 15:67

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  37. Content type: Research

    In Japan, the field of Basic Sciences encompasses clinical, academic, and translational research, as well as the teaching of medical sciences, with both an MD and PhD typically required. In this study, it was ...

    Authors: Yuka Yamazaki, Takanori Uka and Eiji Marui

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2017 15:65

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  38. Content type: Research

    In Japan, the shortage of physicians has been recognized as a major medical issue. In our previous study, we reported that the absolute shortage will be resolved in the long term, but maldistribution among spe...

    Authors: Tomoki Ishikawa, Kensuke Fujiwara, Hisateru Ohba, Teppei Suzuki and Katsuhiko Ogasawara

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2017 15:64

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  39. Content type: Review

    The prevalence of chronic illness and multimorbidity rises with population aging, thereby increasing the acuity of care. Consequently, the demand for emergency and critical care services has increased. However...

    Authors: Brigitte Fong Yeong Woo, Jasmine Xin Yu Lee and Wilson Wai San Tam

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2017 15:63

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  40. Content type: Research

    The global economic crisis saw recessionary conditions in most EU countries. Ireland’s severe recession produced pro-cyclical health spending cuts. Yet, human resources for health (HRH) are the most critical o...

    Authors: Des Williams and Steve Thomas

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2017 15:62

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  41. Content type: Research

    Option B+ for the prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) of HIV (i.e., lifelong antiretroviral treatment for all pregnant and breastfeeding mothers living with HIV) was initiated in Tanzania in 201...

    Authors: Helga Naburi, Phares Mujinja, Charles Kilewo, Nicola Orsini, Till Bärnighausen, Karim Manji, Gunnel Biberfeld, David Sando, Pascal Geldsetzer, Guerino Chalamila and Anna Mia Ekström

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2017 15:61

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  42. Content type: Research

    The critical shortage of human resources in health is a critical public health problem affecting most low- and middle-income countries, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa. In addition to the shortage of health...

    Authors: Loubna Belaid, Christian Dagenais, Mahaman Moha and Valéry Ridde

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2017 15:60

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  43. Content type: Research

    Regular supportive supervision is critical to retaining and motivating staff in resource-constrained settings. Previous studies have shown the particular contribution that supportive supervision can make to im...

    Authors: Tavares Madede, Mohsin Sidat, Eilish McAuliffe, Sergio Rogues Patricio, Ogenna Uduma, Marie Galligan, Susan Bradley and Isabel Cambe

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2017 15:58

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  44. Content type: Review

    Health systems are social institutions, in which health worker performance is shaped by transactional processes between different actors.

    Authors: Maryse C. Kok, Jacqueline E. W. Broerse, Sally Theobald, Hermen Ormel, Marjolein Dieleman and Miriam Taegtmeyer

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2017 15:59

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