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  1. Although rates of maternal and neonatal mortality have decreased in many countries over the last two decades, they remain unacceptably high, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa. Nevertheless, we know little abo...

    Authors: Heather L Sipsma, Leslie A Curry, Jean-Baptiste Kakoma, Erika L Linnander and Elizabeth H Bradley
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2012 10:13
  2. The debate over physicians’ geographical distribution has attracted the attention of the economic and public health literature over the last forty years. Nonetheless, it is still to date unclear what influence...

    Authors: Giuliano Russo, Paulo Ferrinho, Bruno de Sousa and Cláudia Conceição
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2012 10:12
  3. We developed and piloted a methodology to establish TB related work load at primary care level for clinical and laboratory staff. Workload is influenced by activities to be implemented, time to perform them, t...

    Authors: Lucie Blok, Susan van den Hof, Sayoki G Mfinanga, Amos Kahwa, Esther Ngadaya, Liesbeth Oey and Marjolein Dieleman
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2012 10:11
  4. Cuba has extended its medical cooperation to Pacific Island Countries (PICs) by supplying doctors to boost service delivery and offering scholarships for Pacific Islanders to study medicine in Cuba. Given the ...

    Authors: Augustine D Asante, Joel Negin, John Hall, John Dewdney and Anthony B Zwi
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2012 10:10
  5. Despite working in a challenging environment plagued by persistent personnel shortages, public sector midwives in Senegal play a key role in tackling maternal mortality. A better understanding of how they are ...

    Authors: Dominique Rouleau, Pierre Fournier, Aline Philibert, Betty Mbengue and Alexandre Dumont
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2012 10:9
  6. Migration and ethical recruitment of health care workers is receiving increased attention worldwide. Europe’s aging population is creating new opportunities for medical doctors for finding employment in other ...

    Authors: Krzysztof Krajewski-Siuda, Adam Szromek, Piotr Romaniuk, Christian A Gericke, Andrzej Szpak and Krzysztof Kaczmarek
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2012 10:8
  7. Although attainment of the health-related Millennium Development Goals relies on countries having adequate numbers of human resources for health (HRH) and their appropriate distribution, global understanding o...

    Authors: Patricia L Riley, Alexandra Zuber, Stephen M Vindigni, Neeru Gupta, Andre R Verani, Nadine L Sunderland, Michael Friedman, Pascal Zurn, Chijioke Okoro, Heather Patrick and James Campbell
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2012 10:7
  8. In Mexico 87% of births are attended by physicians. However, the decline in the national maternal mortality rate has been slower than expected. The Mexican Ministry of Health’s 2009 strategy to reduce maternal...

    Authors: Lisa M DeMaria, Lourdes Campero, Marianne Vidler and Dilys Walker
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2012 10:6
  9. Professional dental auxiliaries emerged in the early 20th century in the United States of America and quickly spread to Europe and other regions of the world. In Brazil, however, oral health technicians (OHTs)...

    Authors: Carla Aparecida Sanglard-Oliveira, Marcos Azeredo Furquim Werneck, Simone Dutra Lucas and Mauro Henrique Nogueira Guimarães Abreu
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2012 10:5
  10. Sub-Saharan Africa suffers a disproportionate share of the world's burden of disease while having some of the world's greatest health care workforce shortages. Doctors are an important component of any high fu...

    Authors: Candice Chen, Eric Buch, Travis Wassermann, Seble Frehywot, Fitzhugh Mullan, Francis Omaswa, S Ryan Greysen, Joseph C Kolars, Delanyo Dovlo, Diaa Eldin El Gali Abu Bakr, Abraham Haileamlak, Abdel Karim Koumare and Emiola Oluwabunmi Olapade-Olaopa
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2012 10:4
  11. Recent years have seen an unprecedented increase in funds for procurement of health commodities in developing countries. A major challenge now is the efficient delivery of commodities and services to improve p...

    Authors: Fatuma Manzi, Joanna Armstrong Schellenberg, Guy Hutton, Kaspar Wyss, Conrad Mbuya, Kizito Shirima, Hassan Mshinda, Marcel Tanner and David Schellenberg
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2012 10:3
  12. Modern healthcare managers are faced with pressure to deliver effective, efficient services within the context of fixed budget constraints. Managers are required to make decisions regarding the skill mix of th...

    Authors: Linda Cartmill, Tracy A Comans, Michele J Clark, Susan Ash and Lorraine Sheppard
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2012 10:2
  13. One group often identified as having low socioeconomic status, those living in remote or rural areas, are often recognised as bearing an unequal burden of illness in society. This paper aims to examine equity ...

    Authors: Deborah J Schofield, Rupendra N Shrestha and Emily J Callander
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2012 10:1
  14. Despite an increase in efforts to address shortage and performance of Human Resources for Health (HRH), HRH problems continue to hamper quality service delivery. We believe that the influence of governance is ...

    Authors: Marjolein Dieleman and Thea Hilhorst
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2011 9:29
  15. With 15-30% met need for comprehensive emergency obstetrical care (CEmOC) and a 3% caesarean section rate, Tanzania needs to expand the number of facilities providing these services in more remote areas. Consi...

    Authors: Angelo S Nyamtema, Senga K Pemba, Godfrey Mbaruku, Fulgence D Rutasha and Jos van Roosmalen
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2011 9:28
  16. Over thirty years have passed since the Alma-Ata Declaration on primary health care in 1978. Many governments in the first decade following the declaration responded by developing national programmes of commun...

    Authors: Jason B Christopher, Alex Le May, Simon Lewin and David A Ross
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2011 9:27
  17. One of the components of the Health Observatory for Latin American and the Caribbean (HO-LAC) is the design and implementation of metrics for human resources for health. Under the HO-LAC initiative, researcher...

    Authors: Gustavo G Nigenda Jr, Maria H Machado, Fernando F Ruiz, Victor V Carrasco, Patricia P Moliné and Sabado S Girardi
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2011 9:24
  18. There is a growing interest in using pay-for-performance mechanisms in low and middle-income countries in order to improve the performance of health care providers. However, at present there is a dearth of ind...

    Authors: Sophie Witter, Tehzeeb Zulfiqur, Sarah Javeed, Amanullah Khan and Abdul Bari
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2011 9:23
  19. Community participation in vector control and health services in general is of great interest to public health practitioners in developing countries, but remains complex and poorly understood. The Urban Malari...

    Authors: Prosper P Chaki, Stefan Dongus, Ulrike Fillinger, Ann Kelly and Gerry F Killeen
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2011 9:21
  20. Motivation and retention of health workers, particularly in rural areas, is a question of considerable interest to policy-makers internationally. Many countries, including Vietnam, are debating the right mix o...

    Authors: Sophie Witter, Bui Thi Thu Ha, Bakhuti Shengalia and Marko Vujicic
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2011 9:20
  21. Workplace violence has been documented in all sectors, but female-dominated sectors such as health and social services are at particular risk. In 2007-2008, IntraHealth International assisted the Rwanda Minist...

    Authors: Constance J Newman, Daniel H de Vries, Jeanne d'Arc Kanakuze and Gerard Ngendahimana
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2011 9:19
  22. There is increasing attention, globally and in countries, to monitoring and addressing the health systems and human resources inputs, processes and outputs that impede or facilitate progress towards achieving ...

    Authors: Neeru Gupta, Blerta Maliqi, Adson França, Frank Nyonator, Muhammad A Pate, David Sanders, Hedia Belhadj and Bernadette Daelmans
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2011 9:16
  23. Starting in the late 1980s, the Japanese government decreased the number of students accepted into medical school each year in order to reduce healthcare spending. The result of this policy is a serious shorta...

    Authors: Hideaki Takata, Hiroshi Nagata, Hiroki Nogawa and Hiroshi Tanaka
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2011 9:14
  24. The ability of many countries to achieve national health goals such as the Millennium Development Goals remains hindered by inadequate and poorly distributed health personnel, including doctors. The distributi...

    Authors: Rachel C Snow, Kwesi Asabir, Massy Mutumba, Elizabeth Koomson, Kofi Gyan, Mawuli Dzodzomenyo, Margaret Kruk and Janet Kwansah
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2011 9:13
  25. Following twenty years of economic and social growth, Liberia's fourteen-year civil war destroyed its health system, with most of the health workforce leaving the country. Following the inauguration of the Sir...

    Authors: S Tornorlah Varpilah, Meredith Safer, Erica Frenkel, Duza Baba, Moses Massaquoi and Genevieve Barrow
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2011 9:11
  26. Responsible governance is crucial to national development and a catalyst for achieving the Millennium Development Goals. To date, governance seems to have been a neglected issue in the field of human resources...

    Authors: Marjolein Dieleman, Daniel MP Shaw and Prisca Zwanikken
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2011 9:10
  27. The purpose of this paper is to describe and analyze the professional expectations of medical students during the 2007-2008 academic year at the public medical schools of Angola, Guinea-Bissau and Mozambique, ...

    Authors: Paulo Ferrinho, Mohsin Sidat, Mário Jorge Fresta, Amabélia Rodrigues, Inês Fronteira, Florinda da Silva, Hugo Mercer, Jorge Cabral and Gilles Dussault
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2011 9:9
  28. Increasing the availability of health workers in remote and rural areas through improved health workforce recruitment and retention is crucial to population health. However, information about the costs of such...

    Authors: Pascal Zurn, Marko Vujicic, Christophe Lemière, Maud Juquois, Laura Stormont, Jim Campbell, Martine Rutten and Jean-Marc Braichet
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2011 9:8
  29. Physicians leaving and reentering clinical practice can have significant medical workforce implications. We surveyed inactive physicians younger than typical retirement age to determine their reasons for clini...

    Authors: Ethan A Jewett, Sarah E Brotherton and Holly Ruch-Ross
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2011 9:7
  30. There is continuing discussion in Indonesia about the need for improved information on human resources for health at the district level where programs are actually delivered. This is particularly the case afte...

    Authors: Peter Heywood, Nida P Harahap and Siska Aryani
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2011 9:5
  31. Bangladesh is identified as one of the countries with severe health worker shortages. However, there is a lack of comprehensive data on human resources for health (HRH) in the formal and informal sectors in Ba...

    Authors: Syed Masud Ahmed, Md Awlad Hossain, Ahmed Mushtaque RajaChowdhury and Abbas Uddin Bhuiya
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2011 9:3
  32. Health workforce needs-based shortages and skill mix imbalances are significant health workforce challenges. Task shifting, defined as delegating tasks to existing or new cadres with either less training or na...

    Authors: Brent D Fulton, Richard M Scheffler, Susan P Sparkes, Erica Yoonkyung Auh, Marko Vujicic and Agnes Soucat
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2011 9:1
  33. Tanzania, like many developing countries, faces a crisis in human resources for health. The government has looked for ways to increase the number and skills of health workers, including using distance learning...

    Authors: Anya J Nartker, Liz Stevens, Alyson Shumays, Martin Kalowela, Daniel Kisimbo and Katy Potter
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2010 8:30
  34. This paper examines the issue of workforce stability and turnover in the context of policy attempts to improve retention of health workers. The paper argues that there are significant benefits to supporting po...

    Authors: James Buchan
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2010 8:29
  35. Planning human resources for health (HRH) is a complex process for policy-makers and, as a result, many countries worldwide swing from surplus to shortage. In-depth case studies can help appraising the challen...

    Authors: Sabine Stordeur and Christian Léonard
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2010 8:28
  36. Ensuring health worker job satisfaction and motivation are important if health workers are to be retained and effectively deliver health services in many developing countries, whether they work in the public o...

    Authors: David H Peters, Subrata Chakraborty, Prasanta Mahapatra and Laura Steinhardt
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2010 8:27
  37. The objective of this study was to investigate how medical and nursing staff of the Nicosia General Hospital is affected by specific motivation factors, and the association between job satisfaction and motivation

    Authors: Persefoni Lambrou, Nick Kontodimopoulos and Dimitris Niakas
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2010 8:26