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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. The balance between supply and demand for primary health care (PHC) services is one of the main challenges to the health system in Brazil. In this context, the application of planning methods could benefit the...

    Authors: Daiana Bonfim, Ana Carolina Cintra Nunes Mafra, Danielle da Costa Palacio and Talita Rewa
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2022 19(Suppl 1):130

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

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. Healthcare workers (HCWs) have found themselves and their families more susceptible to contracting COVID-19. This puts them at a higher risk of psychological distress, which may compromise patient care. In thi...

    Authors: Adeel Abid, Hania Shahzad, Hyder Ali Khan, Suneel Piryani, Areeba Raza Khan and Fauziah Rabbani
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2022 20:11
  16. Engagement and training of community health workers (CHWs) have demonstrated their value in different conditions. Despite repeat epilepsy trainings of CHWs in Northern Rwanda, the treatment gap remained high. ...

    Authors: Fidele Sebera, Peter Dedeken, Jeannine Kayirangwa, Josiane Umwiringirwa, Delphine Kajeneza, Nicole Alves dos Reis, Tim Leers, Dirk E. Teuwen and Paul A. J. M. Boon
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2022 20:10
  17. International medical electives are one the highlights of medical training. Literature about international electives is scarce, and understanding what made a student choose one destination over another is uncl...

    Authors: Maximilian Andreas Storz, Ann-Kathrin Lederer and Eric Pieter Heymann
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2022 20:9
  18. Nigeria’s health sector aims to ensure that the right number of health workers that are qualified, skilled, and distributed equitably, are available for quality health service provision at all levels. Achievin...

    Authors: Sunny C. Okoroafor, Agbonkhese I. Oaiya, David Oviaesu, Adam Ahmat, Martin Osubor and Jennifer Nyoni
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2022 20:8
  19. Regulatory processes for Oral health care professionals are considered essential for patient safety and to ensure health workforce quality. The global variation in their registration and regulation is under-r...

    Authors: Latha S. Davda, David R. Radford, Sasha Scambler and Jennifer E. Gallagher
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2022 20:7
  20. Thailand has encountered an imbalanced dentist distribution and an internal brain drain of dentists from public to private health care facilities. To tackle these challenges, the compulsory service (CS) progra...

    Authors: Tanit Arunratanothai, Ravisorn Booncharoen, Sirapop Suwankomolkul and Nareudee Limpuangthip
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2022 20:5
  21. Despite increasing evidence of the challenges affecting Community Health Workers (CHWs) such as those related to training, supportive supervision and remuneration, there is a need to explore concerns and chall...

    Authors: David Musoke, Mathew Nyashanu, Henry Bugembe, Grace Biyinzika Lubega, James O’Donovan, Abdullah Ali Halage and Linda Gibson
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2022 20:4
  22. The strength of a health system—and ultimately the health of a population—depends to a large degree on health worker performance. However, insufficient support to build, manage and optimize human resources for...

    Authors: Rachel Deussom, Doris Mwarey, Mekdelawit Bayu, Sarah S. Abdullah and Rachel Marcus
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2022 20:2
  23. Although supervision is a ubiquitous approach to support health programs and improve health care provider (HCP) performance in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), quantitative evidence of its effects is ...

    Authors: Samantha Y. Rowe, Dennis Ross-Degnan, David H. Peters, Kathleen A. Holloway and Alexander K. Rowe
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2022 20:1
  24. The early weeks of the COVID-19 pandemic brought multiple concurrent threats—high patient volume and acuity and, simultaneously, increased risk to health workers. Healthcare managers and decision-makers needed...

    Authors: Alison Coates, Asli-Oubah Fuad, Amanda Hodgson and Ivy Lynn Bourgeault
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2021 19:154
  25. South Africa is an upper middle-income country with wide wealth inequality. It faces a quadruple burden of disease and poor health outcomes, with access to appropriate and adequate health care a challenge for ...

    Authors: L. S. Thomas, E. Buch, Y. Pillay and J. Jordaan
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2021 19:153
  26. Clinical mentorship is effective in improving knowledge and competence of health providers and may be a useful task sharing approach for improving antiretroviral therapy. However, the endurance of the effect o...

    Authors: Dan K. Senjovu, Sarah Naikoba, Pallen Mugabe, Damazo T. Kadengye, Carey McCarthy, Patricia L. Riley and Shona Dalal
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2021 19:150
  27. Adverse consequences of physician turnover include financial losses, reduced patient satisfaction, and organizational instability. However, no study has reported the prevalence among emergency physicians. This...

    Authors: Shijiao Yan, Xin Shen, Rixing Wang, Zhiqian Luo, Xiaotong Han, Yong Gan and Chuanzhu Lv
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2021 19:149
  28. The occupation of community health worker (CHW) has evolved to support community member navigation of complex health and social systems. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics formally recognized the occupation o...

    Authors: Tammie M. Jones, Alex Schulte, Suhashini Ramanathan, Meron Assefa, Srilatha Rebala and Peggy J. Maddox
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2021 19:148
  29. The third global State of the World’s Midwifery report (SoWMy 2021) provides an updated evidence base on the sexual, reproductive, maternal, newborn and adolescent health (SRMNAH) workforce. For the first time...

    Authors: Andrea Nove, Petra ten Hoope-Bender, Martin Boyce, Sarah Bar-Zeev, Luc de Bernis, Geeta Lal, Zoë Matthews, Million Mekuria and Caroline S. E. Homer
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2021 19:146
  30. Community health workers (CHWs) deliver services at-scale to reduce maternal and child undernutrition, but often face inadequate support from the health system to perform their job well. Supportive supervision...

    Authors: Lakshmi Gopalakrishnan, Nadia Diamond-Smith, Rasmi Avula, Purnima Menon, Lia Fernald, Dilys Walker and Sumeet Patil
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2021 19:145
  31. There is limited information on community health volunteer (CHV) programmes in urban informal settlements in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). This is despite such settings accounting for a high burden...

    Authors: Michael Ogutu, Kui Muraya, David Mockler and Catherine Darker
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2021 19:144
  32. The COVID-19 pandemic impacted the practices and resilience of most healthcare workers, including dieticians. In addition to offering critical care to COVID-19 patients, dieticians play a major role in prevent...

    Authors: Farah Naja, Hadia Radwan, Leila Cheikh Ismail, Mona Hashim, Wafaa Helmi Rida, Salma Abu Qiyas, Karen Bou-Karroum and Mohamad Alameddine
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2021 19:141
  33. Human Resources for Health (HRH) are crucial for improving health services coverage and population health outcomes. The World Health Organisation (WHO) promotes countries to formulate holistic policies that fo...

    Authors: Sweta Dubey, Jeel Vasa and Siddhesh Zadey
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2021 19:139
  34. Health care workers (HCWs) are among the high-risk groups in contracting and dying from COVID-19. World Health Organization estimates that over 10,000 HCWs in Africa have been infected with COVID-19 making it ...

    Authors: Robert Kaba Alhassan, Seth Owusu-Agyei, Evelyn Korkor Ansah and Margaret Gyapong
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2021 19:136
  35. A shortage of physicians, especially in vulnerable and peri-urban areas, is a global phenomenon that has serious implications for health systems, demanding policies to assure the provision and retention of hea...

    Authors: Helena Eri Shimizu, Leonor Maria Pacheco Santos, Mauro Niskier Sanchez, Thomas Hone, Christopher Millett and Matthew Harris
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2021 19:134
  36. The provision of healthcare during the pandemic caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus represented a challenge for the management of the resources in the primary care centres. We proposed assessing burnout among the s...

    Authors: Isaac Aranda-Reneo, Azucena Pedraz-Marcos and Montserrat Pulido-Fuentes
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2021 19:133
  37. ‘Grow your own’ strategies are considered important for developing rural workforce capacity. They involve selecting health students from specific rural regions and training them for extended periods in the sam...

    Authors: Matthew R. McGrail and Belinda G. O’Sullivan
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2021 19:132
  38. Since the focus of healthcare has shifted toward prevention, pharmacists were highly encouraged to expand their practice to include immunization services. Our study aimed to assess the knowledge, attitudes and...

    Authors: Dalal Youssef, Linda Abou-Abbas, Suzan Farhat and Hamad Hassan
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2021 19:131
  39. During participation in Field Epidemiology Training Programs (FETP) residents/fellows generate scientific evidence from the various public health projects they are engaged in. However, this evidence is not suf...

    Authors: Lilian Bulage, Alex Riolexus Ario, Steven N. Kabwama, Benon Kwesiga, Daniel Kadobera, Christine Kihembo, Simon Antara and Rhoda K. Wanyenze
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2021 19:128
  40. Studies on the workforce in rehabilitation in primary health care services are still unusual in health systems analysis. Data on the health worker density at the subnational level in rehabilitation in primary ...

    Authors: Debora Bernardo da Silva, Taciana Rocha dos Santos Sixel, Arthur de Almeida Medeiros, Paulo Henrique dos Santos Mota, Aylene Bousquat and Ana Carolina Basso Schmitt
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2021 19:127
  41. Many factors contribute to engagement in rural and remote (RR) medical practice, but little is known about the factors associated with rural and remote medical practice in such remote locations as the Maluku P...

    Authors: Farah Noya, Sandra Carr, Sandra Thompson, Rhonda Clifford and Denese Playford
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2021 19:126
  42. To track progress in maternal and child health (MCH), understanding the health workforce is important. This study seeks to systematically review evidence on the profile and density of MCH workers in China.

    Authors: Huan Zhang, Xiaoyun Liu, Loveday Penn-Kekana and Carine Ronsmans
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2021 19:125
  43. The annual recruitment of new graduate nurses and midwives is key to recruiting large numbers of staff with the right attitude, skills and knowledge who are the best fit for the organisation. Virtual interview...

    Authors: Doreen Holm, Se Ok Ohr and Michelle Giles
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2021 19:121
  44. The World Health Organization’s Global Strategy on Human Resources for Health (HRH) emphasizes the importance of dynamic and effective health worker regulation for achieving the health-related Sustainable Deve...

    Authors: Cheick Oumar Touré, Sujata Bijou, Melanie Joiner, Andrew Brown, Jeanne Tessougué, Hamada Maiga, Fatoumata Dicko and Abdel Kader Keïta
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2021 19:119
  45. The existing studies showed that frontline healthcare workers during an epidemic experienced unusual stressors and mental distress which even lasted for years after the crisis. It is important to learn about t...

    Authors: Lingling Zhang, Kimberlee L. Flike, C. Ann Gakumo, Ling Shi, Suzanne G. Leveille and Linda S. Thompson
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2021 19:118
  46. Safe, high-quality surgical care in many African countries is a critical need. Challenges include availability of surgical providers, improving quality of care, and building workforce capacity. Despite growing...

    Authors: Shehnaz Alidina, Leopold Tibyehabwa, Sakshie Sanjay Alreja, David Barash, Danta Bien-Aime, Monica Cainer, Kevin Charles, Edwin Ernest, Joachim Eyembe, Laura Fitzgerald, Geofrey C. Giiti, Augustino Hellar, Yahaya Hussein, Furaha Kahindo, Benard Kenemo, Albert Kihunrwa…
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2021 19:115