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  1. In 2010 the Gezira Family Medicine Project (GFMP) was initiated in Gezira state, Sudan, designed as an in-service training model. The project is a collaboration project between the University of Gezira, which ...

    Authors: Khalid G Mohamed, Steinar Hunskaar, Samira Hamid Abdelrahman and Elfatih M Malik
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2014 12:3
  2. The World Health Organisation has advocated for comprehensive primary care teams, which include family physicians. However, despite (or because of) severe doctor shortages in Africa, there is insufficient clar...

    Authors: Shabir Moosa, Raymond Downing, Akye Essuman, Stephen Pentz, Stephen Reid and Robert Mash
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2014 12:2
  3. Ongoing economic and health system reforms in China have transformed nurse employment in Chinese hospitals. Employment of ‘bianzhi’ nurses, a type of position with state-guaranteed lifetime employment that has...

    Authors: Jingjing Shang, Liming You, Chenjuan Ma, Danielle Altares, Douglas M Sloane and Linda H Aiken
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2014 12:1
  4. The need to develop capacity for health services and systems research (HSSR) in low and middle income countries has been highlighted in a number of international forums. However, little is known about the leve...

    Authors: David Guwatudde, Freddie Bwanga, Lilian Dudley, Lumbwe Chola, Germana Henry Leyna, Elia John Mmbaga, Newton Kumwenda, Myroslava Protsiv, Salla Atkins, Merrick Zwarenstein, Celestino Obua and James K Tumwine
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2013 11:68
  5. To describe some sociodemographic and educational characteristics of oral health technicians (OHTs) in public primary health care teams in the state of Minas Gerais, Brazil.

    Authors: Mauro Henrique Nogueira Guimarães Abreu, Carla Aparecida Sanglard-Oliveira, Abdul Rahman Mustafá Jaruche, Juliana Vaz de Melo Mambrini, Marcos Azeredo Furquim Werneck and Simone Dutra Lucas
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2013 11:67
  6. Increasingly, health workforces are undergoing high-level ‘re-engineering’ to help them better meet the needs of the population, workforce and service delivery. Queensland Health implemented a large scale 5-ye...

    Authors: Susan A Nancarrow, Alison Roots, Sandra Grace, Anna M Moran and Kerry Vanniekerk-Lyons
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2013 11:66
  7. Globally, abundant opportunities exist for policymakers to improve the accessibility of rural and remote populations to primary health care through improving workforce retention. This paper aims to identify an...

    Authors: Deborah J Russell, John S Humphreys, Matthew R McGrail, W Ian Cameron and Peter J Williams
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2013 11:65
  8. As part of ongoing efforts to restructure the health sector and improve health care quality, the Ministry of Health and Social Services (MoHSS) in Namibia sought to update staffing norms for health facilities....

    Authors: Pamela A McQuide, Riitta-Liisa Kolehmainen-Aitken and Norbert Forster
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2013 11:64
  9. Ireland is heavily reliant on non-EU migrant health workers to staff its health system. Shortages of locally trained health workers and policies which facilitate health worker migration have contributed to thi...

    Authors: Niamh Humphries, Ella Tyrrell, Sara McAleese, Posy Bidwell, Steve Thomas, Charles Normand and Ruairi Brugha
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2013 11:63
  10. Since Mozambique’s independence, the major emphasis of its higher educational institutions has been on didactic education. Because of fiscal and human resource constraints, basic and applied research activitie...

    Authors: Emilia Virginia Noormahomed, Ana Olga Mocumbi, Michael Preziosi, Albertino Damasceno, Stephen Bickler, David M Smith, Carlos Funzamo, Eliah Aronoff-Spencer, Roberto Badaró, Francisco Mabila, David Bila, Alcido Nguenha, Virgilio Do Rosário, Constance A Benson, Robert T Schooley, Sam Patel…
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2013 11:62
  11. Faculty turn-over affects both workers and organizations. Turnover of faculty and researchers is increasing alarmingly and costing the universities and the country at large. Fast turnover of health professiona...

    Authors: Alemayehu Hailu, Damen Haile Mariam, Daniel Fekade, Miliard Derbew and Amha Mekasha
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2013 11:61
  12. This editorial introduces the 'Right time, Right place: improving access to health service through effective retention and distribution of health workers’ thematic series. This series draws from studies in a r...

    Authors: Ian Crettenden, Mario Dal Poz and James Buchan
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2013 11:60
  13. While international literature on rural retention is expanding, there is a lack of research on relevant strategies from pluralistic healthcare environments such as India, where alternate medicine is an integra...

    Authors: Sudha Ramani, Krishna D Rao, Mandy Ryan, Marko Vujicic and Peter Berman
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2013 11:58
  14. Approximately 70 to 80% of healthcare errors are due to poor team communication and understanding. High-risk environments such as the trauma setting (which covers a broad spectrum of departments in acute servi...

    Authors: Molly Courtenay, Susan Nancarrow and David Dawson
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2013 11:57
  15. There is a severe healthcare workforce shortage in sub Saharan Africa, which threatens achieving the Millennium Development Goals and attaining an AIDS-free generation. The strength of a healthcare system depe...

    Authors: Peter N Fonjungo, Yenew Kebede, Wendy Arneson, Derese Tefera, Kedir Yimer, Samuel Kinde, Meseret Alem, Waqtola Cheneke, Habtamu Mitiku, Endale Tadesse, Aster Tsegaye and Thomas Kenyon
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2013 11:56
  16. This study addresses the growing academic and policy interest in the appropriate provision of local healthcare services to the healthcare needs of local populations to increase health status and decrease healt...

    Authors: Willemijn A de Graaf-Ruizendaal and Dinny H de Bakker
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2013 11:55
  17. The health of adolescents is increasingly seen as an important international priority because the world’s one point eight billion young people (aged 10 to 24 years) accounts for 15.5% of the global burden of d...

    Authors: Adam D Koon, Jane Goudge and Shane A Norris
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2013 11:54
  18. Inequity in health workforce distribution has been a national concern of the Thai health service for decades. The government has launched various policies to increase the distribution of health workforces to r...

    Authors: Noppakun Thammatacharee, Rapeepong Suphanchaimat, Thunthita Wisaijohn, Supon Limwattananon and Weerasak Putthasri
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2013 11:53
  19. There is a renewed interest in community health workers (CHWs) in Tanzania, but also a concern that low motivation of CHWs may decrease the benefits of investments in CHW programs. This study aimed to explore ...

    Authors: Jesse A Greenspan, Shannon A McMahon, Joy J Chebet, Maurus Mpunga, David P Urassa and Peter J Winch
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2013 11:52
  20. In-service training represents a significant financial investment for supporting continued competence of the health care workforce. An integrative review of the education and training literature was conducted ...

    Authors: Julia Bluestone, Peter Johnson, Judith Fullerton, Catherine Carr, Jessica Alderman and James BonTempo
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2013 11:51
  21. Nursing shortages and maldistribution are priority issues for healthcare systems around the globe. Such imbalances are often aggravated in underserved areas, especially in developing countries. Despite the cen...

    Authors: Fadi El-Jardali, Mohamad Alameddine, Diana Jamal, Hani Dimassi, Nuhad Y Dumit, Mary K McEwen, Maha Jaafar and Susan F Murray
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2013 11:49
  22. Health care organizations globally realize the need to address physician burnout due to its close linkages with quality of care, retention and migration. The many functions of health human resources include id...

    Authors: Raymond T Lee, Bosu Seo, Steven Hladkyj, Brenda L Lovell and Laura Schwartzmann
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2013 11:48
  23. Comprehensive policies for rural retention of medical doctor and other health professional, including education strategy and mandatory service, have been implemented in Thailand since the 1970s. This study com...

    Authors: Weerasak Putthasri, Rapeepong Suphanchaimat, Thitikorn Topothai, Thunthita Wisaijohn, Noppakun Thammatacharee and Viroj Tangcharoensathien
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2013 11:47
  24. The last decade has seen widespread retreat from user fees with the intention to reduce financial constraints to users in accessing health care and in particular improving access to reproductive, maternal and ...

    Authors: Barbara McPake, Sophie Witter, Tim Ensor, Suzanne Fustukian, David Newlands, Tim Martineau and Yotamu Chirwa
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2013 11:46
  25. Given that many infectious diseases spread rapidly, across borders and species, there is a growing worldwide need to increase the number of public health professionals skilled in controlling infectious epidemi...

    Authors: Renee E Subramanian, Dionisio G Herrera and Paul M Kelly
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2013 11:45
  26. Mid-level cadres are being used to address human resource shortages in many African contexts, but insufficient and ineffective human resource management is compromising their performance. Supervision plays a k...

    Authors: Susan Bradley, Francis Kamwendo, Honorati Masanja, Helen de Pinho, Rachel Waxman, Camille Boostrom and Eilish McAuliffe
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2013 11:43
  27. With decreasing global resources, a pervasive critical shortage of skilled health workers, and a growing disease burden in many countries, the need to maximize the effectiveness and efficiency of pre-service e...

    Authors: Peter Johnson, Linda Fogarty, Judith Fullerton, Julia Bluestone and Mary Drake
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2013 11:42
  28. In Japan, a shortage of physicians, who serve a key role in healthcare provision, has been pointed out as a major medical issue. The healthcare workforce policy planner should consider future dynamic changes i...

    Authors: Tomoki Ishikawa, Hisateru Ohba, Yuki Yokooka, Kozo Nakamura and Katsuhiko Ogasawara
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2013 11:41
  29. A shortage of health professionals in rural areas is a major problem facing China, as more than 60% of the population lives in such areas. Strategies have been developed by the government to improve the recrui...

    Authors: Jinwen Wang, Jianglian Su, Huijuan Zuo, Mingyan Jia and Zhechun Zeng
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2013 11:40
  30. Effective implementation and sustainability of quality laboratory programmes in Sub-Saharan Africa relies on the development of appropriate staff retention strategies. Assessing the factors responsible for job...

    Authors: Francesco Marinucci, Mtebe Majigo, Matthew Wattleworth, Antonio Damiano Paterniti, Mian Bazle Hossain and Robert Redfield
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2013 11:38
  31. Ghana is one of the sub-Saharan African countries making significant progress towards universal access to quality healthcare. However, it remains a challenge to attain the 2015 targets for the health related M...

    Authors: Robert Kaba Alhassan, Nicole Spieker, Paul van Ostenberg, Alice Ogink, Edward Nketiah-Amponsah and Tobias F Rinke de Wit
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2013 11:37
  32. To address the shortage of health information personnel within Botswana, an innovative human resources approach was taken. University graduates without training or experience in health information or health sc...

    Authors: Jenny H Ledikwe, Letitia L Reason, Sarah M Burnett, Lesego Busang, Stephane Bodika, Refeletswe Lebelonyane, Steven Ludick, Ellah Matshediso, Shreshth Mawandia, Mpho Mmelesi, Baraedi Sento and Bazghina-werq Semo
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2013 11:35
  33. The contribution of inadequate health worker numbers and emigration have been highlighted in the international literature, but relatively little attention has been paid to absenteeism as a factor that undermin...

    Authors: Alice Belita, Patrick Mbindyo and Mike English
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2013 11:34
  34. Angola is one of the African countries with the highest morbidity and mortality rates and a devastating lack of human resources for health, including nursing. The World Health Organization stimulates and takes...

    Authors: Leila Maria Marchi-Alves, Carla A Arena Ventura, Maria Auxiliadora Trevizan, Alessandra Mazzo, Simone de Godoy and Isabel Amélia Costa Mendes
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2013 11:33
  35. Health workforce projections are important instruments to prevent imbalances in the health workforce. For both the tenability and further development of these projections, it is important to evaluate the accur...

    Authors: Malou Van Greuningen, Ronald S Batenburg and Lud FJ Van der Velden
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2013 11:31
  36. In sub-Saharan Africa, lack of motivation and job dissatisfaction have been cited as causes of poor healthcare quality and outcomes. Measurement of health workers’ satisfaction adapted to sub-Saharan African w...

    Authors: Adama Faye, Pierre Fournier, Idrissa Diop, Aline Philibert, Florence Morestin and Alexandre Dumont
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2013 11:30
  37. In sub-Saharan Africa, nurses and midwives provide expanded HIV services previously seen as the sole purview of physicians. Delegation of these functions often occurs informally by shifting or sharing of tasks...

    Authors: Carey F McCarthy, Joachim Voss, Marla E Salmon, Jessica M Gross, Maureen A Kelley and Patricia L Riley
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2013 11:29
  38. While severe shortages, inadequate skills and a geographical imbalance of health personnel have been consistently documented over the years as long term critical challenges in the health sector of the United R...

    Authors: Amon Exavery, Angelina M Lutambi, Neema Wilson, Godfrey M Mubyazi, Senga Pemba and Godfrey Mbaruku
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2013 11:28
  39. Unemployment among health professionals in Serbia has risen in the recent past and continues to increase. This highlights the need to understand how to change policies to meet real and projected needs. This st...

    Authors: Milena Santric-Milicevic, Vladimir Vasic and Jelena Marinkovic
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2013 11:27
  40. In the rapid scale-up of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) care and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) treatment, many donors have chosen to channel their funds to non-governmental organizations and ot...

    Authors: Abdul H Mussa, James Pfeiffer, Stephen S Gloyd and Kenneth Sherr
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2013 11:26
  41. Health Care Aides (HCAs) provide up to 80% of the direct care to older Canadians living in long term care facilities, or in their homes. They are an understudied workforce, and calls for health human resources...

    Authors: Whitney Berta, Audrey Laporte, Raisa Deber, Andrea Baumann and Brenda Gamble
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2013 11:25