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  1. Increased immunization coverage is an important step towards fulfilling the Millennium Development Goal of reducing childhood mortality. Recent cross-sectional and cross-national research has indicated that ph...

    Authors: Andrew D Mitchell, Thomas J Bossert, Winnie Yip and Salih Mollahaliloglu

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2008 6:29

    Content type: Research

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  2. The Central America Field Epidemiology Training Program (CA FETP) is a public health capacity-building training programme aimed at developing high-caliber field epidemiologists at various levels of the public ...

    Authors: Augusto López and Victor M Cáceres

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2008 6:27

    Content type: Review

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  3. As The World health report 2006 emphasized, there is increasing consensus that training programmes should focus on "know-how" instead of "know-all." Health workers need to know how to do the job they will be expe...

    Authors: Catherine J Murphy

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2008 6:26

    Content type: Commentary

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  4. While attraction of doctors to rural settings is increasing in Mali, there is concern for their retention. An orientation course for young practicing rural doctors was set up in 2003 by a professional associat...

    Authors: Monique Van Dormael, Sylvie Dugas, Yacouba Kone, Seydou Coulibaly, Mansour Sy, Bruno Marchal and Dominique Desplats

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2008 6:25

    Content type: Research

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  5. As part of the special feature on leadership and human resources (HR), Management Sciences for Health profiles three leaders who have made a significance difference in the HR situation in their countries. By t...

    Authors: Judith Schiffbauer, Julie Barrett O'Brien, Barbara K Timmons and William N Kiarie

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2008 6:23

    Content type: Commentary

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  6. The theory of planned behaviour states that attitudinal variables (e.g. job satisfaction) only have an indirect effect on retention whereas intentions have a direct effect. This study uses secondary data from ...

    Authors: Trevor Murrells, Sarah Robinson and Peter Griffiths

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2008 6:22

    Content type: Research

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  7. A crucial question in the aim to attain MDG5 is whether it can be achieved faster with the scaling up of multi-purpose health workers operating in the community or with the scaling up of professional skilled b...

    Authors: Vincent Fauveau, Della R Sherratt and Luc de Bernis

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2008 6:21

    Content type: Review

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  8. Preparing health workers to confront the HIV/AIDS epidemic is an urgent challenge in Haiti, where the HIV prevalence rate is 2.2% and approximately 10 100 people are taking antiretroviral treatment. There is a...

    Authors: Elisa Knebel, Nancy Puttkammer, Adrien Demes, Ruth Devirois and Mona Prismy

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2008 6:17

    Content type: Methodology

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  9. In common with other developing countries, South Africa's public health system is characterised by human resource shortfalls. These are likely to be exacerbated by the escalating demand for HIV care and a larg...

    Authors: Dingie HCJ van Rensburg, Francois Steyn, Helen Schneider and Les Loffstadt

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2008 6:15

    Content type: Research

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  10. Scaling up the implementation of new health care interventions can be challenging and demand intensive training or retraining of health workers. This paper reports on the results of testing the effectiveness o...

    Authors: Anne-Marie Bergh, Elise van Rooyen and Robert C Pattinson

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2008 6:13

    Content type: Research

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  11. This article is the second article in the Human Resources for Health journal's first quarterly feature. The series of seven articles has been contributed by Management Sciences for Health (MSH) under the theme...

    Authors: Mary L O'Neil and Michael Paydos

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2008 6:11

    Content type: Commentary

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  12. Balancing medical workforce supply with demand requires good information about factors affecting retention. Overseas qualified doctors comprise 30% of the National Health Service (NHS) workforce in England yet...

    Authors: Mark Hann, Bonnie Sibbald and Ruth Young

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2008 6:9

    Content type: Research

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  13. In Egypt, the medical sector has been facing the same problems that challenged the system of higher education in the past decades, mainly an increasing student enrollment, limited resources, and old governance...

    Authors: Galal Abdel-Hamid Abdellah, Salah El-Din Mohamed Fahmy Taher and Somaya Hosny

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2008 6:7

    Content type: Review

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  14. Despite ample evidence that HIV has entered the general population, most HIV awareness programs in India continue to neglect rural areas. Low HIV awareness and high stigma, fueled by low literacy, seasonal mig...

    Authors: Koen KA Van Rompay, Purnima Madhivanan, Mirriam Rafiq, Karl Krupp, Venkatesan Chakrapani and Durai Selvam

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2008 6:6

    Content type: Research

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  15. There is significant concern about the worldwide migration of nursing professionals from low-income countries to rich ones, as nurses are lured to fill the large number of vacancies in upper-income countries. ...

    Authors: Lisa Nguyen, Steven Ropers, Esther Nderitu, Anneke Zuyderduin, Sam Luboga and Amy Hagopian

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2008 6:5

    Content type: Research

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  16. The growing AIDS epidemic in southern Africa is placing an increased strain on health systems, which are experiencing steadily rising patient loads. Health care systems are tackling the barriers to serving lar...

    Authors: Amy Hagopian, Mark A Micek, Ferruccio Vio, Kenneth Gimbel-Sherr and Pablo Montoya

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2008 6:3

    Content type: Research

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  17. The achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) depends on sufficient supply of health workforce in each country. Although country-level data support this contention, it has been difficult to evalua...

    Authors: Elizabeth A Madigan, Olivier Louis Curet and Miklos Zrinyi

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2008 6:2

    Content type: Research

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  18. The migration of doctors and nurses from Africa to developed countries has raised fears of an African medical brain drain. But empirical research on the causes and effects of the phenomenon has been hampered b...

    Authors: Michael A Clemens and Gunilla Pettersson

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2008 6:1

    Content type: Research

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  19. This study examines the opinions of health professionals about the capacity and performance of the 'técnico de cirurgia', a surgically trained assistant medical officer in the Mozambican health system. Particu...

    Authors: Amelia Cumbi, Caetano Pereira, Raimundo Malalane, Fernando Vaz, Colin McCord, Alberta Bacci and Staffan Bergström

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2007 5:27

    Content type: Research

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  20. In Senegal, traditional supervision often focuses more on collection of service statistics than on evaluation of service quality. This approach yields limited information on quality of care and does little to ...

    Authors: Siri Suh, Philippe Moreira and Moussa Ly

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2007 5:26

    Content type: Methodology

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  21. In responding to the goal of rapidly increasing access to antiretroviral treatment (ART), the government of Botswana undertook a major review of its health systems options to increase access to human resources...

    Authors: Norbert Dreesch, Jennifer Nyoni, Ontlametse Mokopakgosi, Khumo Seipone, Jean Alfazema Kalilani, Owen Kaluwa and Vincent Musowe

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2007 5:25

    Content type: Review

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  22. Health Human Resource (HHR) ratios are one measure of workforce supply, and are often expressed as a ratio in the number of health professionals to a sub-set of the population. In this study, we explore nation...

    Authors: Michel D Landry, Thomas C Ricketts and Molly C Verrier

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2007 5:23

    Content type: Research

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  23. Georgia's health care system underwent dramatic reform after gaining independence in 1991. The decentralization of the health care system was one of the core elements of health care reform but reports suggest ...

    Authors: Laura C Esmail, Jillian Clare Cohen-Kohler and Mamuka Djibuti

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2007 5:20

    Content type: Research

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  24. In this paper, we aim to quantify the contribution of international health volunteers to the health workforce in sub-Saharan Africa and to explore the perceptions of health service managers regarding these vol...

    Authors: Geert Laleman, Guy Kegels, Bruno Marchal, Dirk Van der Roost, Isa Bogaert and Wim Van Damme

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2007 5:19

    Content type: Research

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  25. Infant feeding is a subject of worry in prevention of mother to child transmission (pMTCT) programmes in settings where breastfeeding is normative. Nurse-counsellors, expected to counsel HIV-positive women on ...

    Authors: Sebalda C Leshabari, Astrid Blystad, Marina de Paoli and Karen M Moland

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2007 5:18

    Content type: Research

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  26. Clinical officers perform much of major emergency surgery in Malawi, in the absence of medical officers. The aim of this study was to validate the advantages and disadvantages of delegation of major obstetric ...

    Authors: Garvey Chilopora, Caetano Pereira, Francis Kamwendo, Agnes Chimbiri, Eddie Malunga and Staffan Bergström

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2007 5:17

    Content type: Research

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  27. Funding for scaling-up antiretroviral treatment (ART) in low-income countries has increased substantially, but the lack of human resources for health (HRH) is increasingly being identified as an important cons...

    Authors: Wim Van Damme, Soy Ty Kheang, Bart Janssens and Katharina Kober

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2007 5:12

    Content type: Research

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  28. This paper describes the socio-economic profile of medical students in the 1998/99 academic year at the Universidade Eduardo Mondlane (UEM) Medical Faculty in Maputo. It aims to identify their social and geogr...

    Authors: Fernando Sousa Jr, João Schwalbach, Yussuf Adam, Luzia Gonçalves and Paulo Ferrinho

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2007 5:11

    Content type: Research

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  29. The early decades of the 21st century are considered to be the era of human resources for health (HRH). The World Health Report (WHR) 2006 launched the Health Workforce Decade (2006–2015), with high priority give...

    Authors: Fadi El-Jardali, Diana Jamal, Ahmad Abdallah and Kassem Kassak

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2007 5:9

    Content type: Research

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  30. The ability of health organizations in developing countries to expand access to quality services depends in large part on organizational and human capacity. Capacity building includes professional development ...

    Authors: Taryn Vian, Sarah C Richards, Kelly McCoy, Patrick Connelly and Frank Feeley

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2007 5:8

    Content type: Research

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  31. The most pressing challenge to achieving universal access to highly active anti-retroviral therapy (HAART) in sub-Saharan Africa is the shortage of trained personnel to handle the increased service requirement...

    Authors: Sarah O Gimbel-Sherr, Mark A Micek, Kenneth H Gimbel-Sherr, Thomas Koepsell, James P Hughes, Katherine K Thomas, James Pfeiffer and Stephen S Gloyd

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2007 5:7

    Content type: Research

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