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  1. Research

    Training and deployment of medical doctors in Tanzania post-1990s health sector reforms: assessing the achievements

    The shortage of a skilled health workforce is a global crisis. International efforts to combat the crisis have shown few benefits; therefore, more country-specific efforts are required. Tanzania adopted health...

    Nathanael Sirili, Angwara Kiwara, Frumence Gasto, Isabel Goicolea and Anna-Karin Hurtig

    Human Resources for Health 2017 15:27

    Published on: 4 April 2017

  2. Research

    Internationally educated nurses in Canada: predictors of workforce integration

    Global trends in migration accompanied with recent changes to the immigrant selection process may have influenced the demographic and human capital characteristics of internationally educated nurses (IENs) in ...

    Christine L. Covell, Marie-Douce Primeau, Kelley Kilpatrick and Isabelle St-Pierre

    Human Resources for Health 2017 15:26

    Published on: 4 April 2017

  3. Research

    An examination of the causes, consequences, and policy responses to the migration of highly trained health personnel from the Philippines: the high cost of living/leaving—a mixed method study

    Dramatic increases in the migration of human resources for health (HRH) from developing countries like the Philippines can have consequences on the sustainability of health systems. In this paper, we trace the...

    Erlinda Castro-Palaganas, Denise L. Spitzer, Maria Midea M. Kabamalan, Marian C. Sanchez, Ruel Caricativo, Vivien Runnels, Ronald Labonté, Gail Tomblin Murphy and Ivy Lynn Bourgeault

    Human Resources for Health 2017 15:25

    Published on: 31 March 2017

  4. Case study

    Analysis of an international collaboration for capacity building of human resources for eye care: case study of the college-college VISION 2020 LINK

    There is an extreme health workforce shortage in Eastern, Central, and Southern Africa. Shortage of eye care workers impedes effective implementation of prevention of blindness programs. The World Health Organ...

    Nyawira Mwangi, Marcia Zondervan and Covadonga Bascaran

    Human Resources for Health 2017 15:22

    Published on: 14 March 2017

  5. Review

    A rapid review of the rate of attrition from the health workforce

    Attrition or losses from the health workforce exacerbate critical shortages of health workers and can be a barrier to countries reaching their universal health coverage and equity goals. Despite the importance...

    Sofia Castro Lopes, Maria Guerra-Arias, James Buchan, Francisco Pozo-Martin and Andrea Nove

    Human Resources for Health 2017 15:21

    Published on: 1 March 2017

  6. Research

    Incentives to change: effects of performance-based financing on health workers in Zambia

    Performance-based financing (PBF) has been implemented in a number of countries with the aim of transforming health systems and improving maternal and child health. This paper examines the effect of PBF on hea...

    Gordon C. Shen, Ha Thi Hong Nguyen, Ashis Das, Nkenda Sachingongu, Collins Chansa, Jumana Qamruddin and Jed Friedman

    Human Resources for Health 2017 15:20

    Published on: 28 February 2017

  7. Research

    Balancing the health workforce: breaking down overall technical change into factor technical change for labour—an empirical application to the Dutch hospital industry

    Well-trained, well-distributed and productive health workers are crucial for access to high-quality, cost-effective healthcare. Because neither a shortage nor a surplus of health workers is wanted, policymaker...

    Jos L. T. Blank and Bart L. van Hulst

    Human Resources for Health 2017 15:15

    Published on: 17 February 2017

  8. Research

    Health workforce metrics pre- and post-2015: a stimulus to public policy and planning

    Evidence-based health workforce policies are essential to ensure the provision of high-quality health services and to support the attainment of universal health coverage (UHC). This paper describes the main ch...

    Francisco Pozo-Martin, Andrea Nove, Sofia Castro Lopes, James Campbell, James Buchan, Gilles Dussault, Teena Kunjumen, Giorgio Cometto and Amani Siyam

    Human Resources for Health 2017 15:14

    Published on: 15 February 2017

  9. Research

    Can we halt health workforce deterioration in failed states? Insights from Guinea-Bissau on the nature, persistence and evolution of its HRH crisis

    Guinea-Bissau is one of the world’s poorest and least developed countries. Amid poverty, political turmoil and state withdrawal, its health workforce (HW) has been swamped for the last four decades in a deepen...

    Giuliano Russo, Enrico Pavignani, Catia Sá Guerreiro and Clotilde Neves

    Human Resources for Health 2017 15:12

    Published on: 7 February 2017

  10. Research

    Global Health Workforce Labor Market Projections for 2030

    In low- and middle-income countries, scaling essential health interventions to achieve health development targets is constrained by the lack of skilled health professionals to deliver services.

    Jenny X. Liu, Yevgeniy Goryakin, Akiko Maeda, Tim Bruckner and Richard Scheffler

    Human Resources for Health 2017 15:11

    Published on: 3 February 2017

    The Erratum to this article has been published in Human Resources for Health 2017 15:18

  11. Research

    Insights of health district managers on the implementation of primary health care outreach teams in Johannesburg, South Africa: a descriptive study with focus group discussions

    Primary health care (PHC) outreach teams are part of a policy of PHC re-engineering in South Africa. It attempts to move the deployment of community health workers (CHWs) from vertical programmes into an integ...

    Shabir Moosa, Anselme Derese and Wim Peersman

    Human Resources for Health 2017 15:7

    Published on: 21 January 2017

  12. Research

    Physician migration at its roots: a study on the emigration preferences and plans among medical students in Romania

    Migration of healthcare workers is receiving increased attention worldwide. In Europe, the creation of a border-free labor market and its expansion with the EU enlargements of 2004, 2007, and 2013 endowed heal...

    Şoimita Mihaela Suciu, Codruta Alina Popescu, Mugur Daniel Ciumageanu and Anca Dana Buzoianu

    Human Resources for Health 2017 15:6

    Published on: 19 January 2017

  13. Research

    Linking communities to formal health care providers through village health teams in rural Uganda: lessons from linking social capital

    Community-based programmes, particularly community health workers (CHWs), have been portrayed as a cost-effective alternative to the shortage of health workers in low-income countries. Usually, literature emph...

    Laban Kashaija Musinguzi, Emmanueil Benon Turinawe, Jude T. Rwemisisi, Daniel H. de Vries, David K. Mafigiri, Denis Muhangi, Marije de Groot, Achilles Katamba and Robert Pool

    Human Resources for Health 2017 15:4

    Published on: 11 January 2017

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