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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. Many resource-constrained countries now train non-physician clinicians in HIV/AIDS care, a strategy known as 'task-shifting.' There is as yet no evidence-based international standard for training these cadres....

    Authors: Paula E Brentlinger, Américo Assan, Florindo Mudender, Annette E Ghee, José Vallejo Torres, Pilar Martínez Martínez, Oliver Bacon, Rui Bastos, Rolanda Manuel, Lucy Ramirez Li, Catherine McKinney and Lisa J Nelson
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2010 8:23
  5. The Ministry of Health (MoH) in Zambia is operating with fewer than half of the human resources for health (HRH) necessary to meet basic population health needs. Responding urgently to address this HRH crisis,...

    Authors: Aaron Tjoa, Margaret Kapihya, Miriam Libetwa, Joanne Lee, Charmaine Pattinson, Elizabeth McCarthy and Kate Schroder
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2010 8:22
  6. This paper compares the socioeconomic profile of medical students registered at the Faculty of Medicine of Universidade Eduardo Mondlane (FM-UEM), Maputo, for the years 1998/99 and 2007/08.

    Authors: Paulo Ferrinho, Inês Fronteira, Mohsin Sidat, Fernando da Sousa Jr and Gilles Dussault
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2010 8:21
  7. Follow-up studies of former students are an efficient way to organize the entire process of professional training and curriculum evaluation. The aim of this study was to identify professional profile subgroups...

    Authors: Maria F Nunes, Erica T Silva, Laura B Santos, Maria G Queiroz and Cláudio R Leles
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2010 8:20
  8. Shortages of health workers are obstacles to utilising global health initiative (GHI) funds effectively in Africa. This paper reports and analyses two countries' health workforce responses during a period of l...

    Authors: Ruairí Brugha, John Kadzandira, Joseph Simbaya, Patrick Dicker, Victor Mwapasa and Aisling Walsh
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2010 8:19
  9. The current shortage of human resources for health threatens the attainment of the Millennium Development Goals. There is currently limited published evidence of health-related training programmes in Africa th...

    Authors: David Mukanga, Olivia Namusisi, Sheba N Gitta, George Pariyo, Mufuta Tshimanga, Angela Weaver and Murray Trostle
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2010 8:18
  10. Capacity-building programs are vital for healthcare workforce development in low- and middle-income countries. In addition to increasing human capital, participation in such programs may lead to new profession...

    Authors: Shoba Ramanadhan, Sosena Kebede, Jeannie Mantopoulos and Elizabeth H Bradley
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2010 8:17
  11. The aim of this study is to determine the prevalence of burnout in Greek medical residents, investigate its relationship with training satisfaction during residency and survey Greek medical residents' opinion ...

    Authors: Pavlos Msaouel, Nikolaos C Keramaris, Athanasios Tasoulis, Dimitrios Kolokythas, Nikolaos Syrmos, Nikolaos Pararas, Eleftherios Thireos and Christos Lionis
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2010 8:16
  12. The Ministry of Health (MOH) in Zambia is currently operating with fewer than half of the health workers required to deliver basic health services. The MOH has developed a human resources for health (HRH) stra...

    Authors: Aaron Tjoa, Margaret Kapihya, Miriam Libetwa, Kate Schroder, Callie Scott, Joanne Lee and Elizabeth McCarthy
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2010 8:15
  13. In the context of the current human resources for health (HRH) crisis, the need for comprehensive Human Resources Development Plans (HRDP) is acute, especially in resource-scarce sub-Saharan African countries....

    Authors: Amanda K Tyrrell, Giuliano Russo, Gilles Dussault and Paulo Ferrinho
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2010 8:14
  14. Well-trained and highly motivated community health workers (CHWs) are critical for delivery of many community-based newborn care interventions. High rates of CHW attrition undermine programme effectiveness and...

    Authors: Syed Moshfiqur Rahman, Nabeel Ashraf Ali, Larissa Jennings, M Habibur R Seraji, Ishtiaq Mannan, Rasheduzzaman Shah, Arif Billah Al-Mahmud, Sanwarul Bari, Daniel Hossain, Milan Krishna Das, Abdullah H Baqui, Shams El Arifeen and Peter J Winch
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2010 8:12
  15. The Longitudinal Analysis of Nursing Education (LANE) study was initiated in 2002, with the aim of longitudinally examining a wide variety of individual and work-related variables related to psychological and ...

    Authors: Ann Rudman, Marianne Omne-Pontén, Lars Wallin and Petter J Gustavsson
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2010 8:10
  16. The Australian dental workforce is ageing and current shortages have been predicted to worsen with the retirement of the growing contingent of older dentists. However, these predictions have been based on reti...

    Authors: Deborah Schofield, Susan Fletcher, Sue Page and Emily Callander
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2010 8:9
  17. Recent years have seen a re-emergence of community health worker (CHW) interventions, especially in relation to HIV care, and in increasing coverage of child health interventions. Such programmes can be partic...

    Authors: Karen Daniels, Barni Nor, Debra Jackson, Eva-Charlotte Ekström and Tanya Doherty
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2010 8:6
  18. Management training is fundamental to developing human resources for health. Particularly as Liberia revives its health delivery system, facility and county health team managers are central to progress. Nevert...

    Authors: Laura A Rowe, Sister Barbara Brillant, Emily Cleveland, Bernice T Dahn, Shoba Ramanadhan, Mae Podesta and Elizabeth H Bradley
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2010 8:5
  19. The United Republic of Tanzania, like many other countries in sub-Saharan Africa, faces a human resources crisis in its health sector, with a small and inequitably distributed health workforce. Rural areas and...

    Authors: Beatus K Leon and Julie Riise Kolstad
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2010 8:3
  20. Ghana has a high maternal mortality rate of 540 per 100 000. Although abortion complications usually are treatable, the risks of morbidity and death increase when treatment is delayed. Delay in care may occur ...

    Authors: Gertrude Voetagbe, Nathaniel Yellu, Joseph Mills, Ellen Mitchell, Amanda Adu-Amankwah, Koma Jehu-Appiah and Felix Nyante
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2010 8:2
  21. In 2002, the Egypt Ministry of Health and Population faced the challenge of improving access to and quality of services in rural Upper Egypt in the face of low morale among health workers and managers.

    Authors: Morsi Mansour, Joan Bragar Mansour and Abdo Hasan El Swesy
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2010 8:1
  22. In 2000, an external review mission of the National Tuberculosis Control Programme of Indonesia identified suboptimal results of TB control activities. This led to a prioritization on human resource capacity b...

    Authors: Carmelia Basri, Karin Bergström, Wanda Walton, Asik Surya, Jan Voskens and Firdosi Metha
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2009 7:85
  23. This commentary paper highlights changing patterns of outward migration of Zambian nurses. The aim is to discuss these pattern changes in the light of policy developments in Zambia and in receiving countries.

    Authors: Naomi Hamada, Jill Maben, Barbara McPake and Kara Hanson
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2009 7:83
  24. A recently updated Cochrane systematic review on the effects of lay or community health workers (LHWs) in primary and community health care concluded that LHW interventions could lead to promising benefits in ...

    Authors: Adrijana Corluka, Damian G Walker, Simon Lewin, Claire Glenton and Inger B Scheel
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2009 7:81
  25. The public sectors of developing countries require strengthened capacity in health informatics. In Peru, where formal university graduate degrees in biomedical and health informatics were lacking until recentl...

    Authors: Ann Marie Kimball, Walter H Curioso, Yuzo Arima, Sherrilynne Fuller, Patricia J Garcia, Jose Segovia-Juarez, Jesus M Castagnetto, Fabiola Leon-Velarde and King K Holmes
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2009 7:80
  26. Contracting out health services is a strategy that many health systems in the developing world are following, despite the lack of decisive evidence that this is the best way to improve quality, increase effici...

    Authors: Gustavo H Nigenda and Luz María González
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2009 7:79
  27. Nurses and midwives are the key providers of nursing and midwifery services; in many countries, they form the major category of frontline workers who provide both preventive and curative services in the commun...

    Authors: Annette Mwansa Nkowane, Liliane Boualam, Salah Haithami, El Tayeb Ahmed El Sayed and Helen Mutambo
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2009 7:78
  28. Pneumonia is a leading cause of death among children under five years of age. The Integrated Management of Childhood Illness strategy can improve the quality of care for pneumonia and other common illnesses in...

    Authors: Dawn M Osterholt, Faustin Onikpo, Marcel Lama, Michael S Deming and Alexander K Rowe
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2009 7:77
  29. To increase access to antiretroviral therapy in resource-limited settings, several experts recommend "task shifting" from doctors to clinical officers, nurses and midwives. This study sought to identify task s...

    Authors: Ibrahim M Lutalo, Gisela Schneider, Marcia R Weaver, Jessica H Oyugi, Lydia Mpanga Sebuyira, Richard Kaye, Frank Lule, Elizabeth Namagala, W Michael Scheld, Keith PWJ McAdam and Merle A Sande
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2009 7:76
  30. The scarcity of physicians in sub-Saharan Africa – particularly in rural clinics staffed only by non-physician health workers – is constraining access to HIV treatment, as only they are legally allowed to star...

    Authors: Ashwin Vasan, Nathan Kenya-Mugisha, Kwonjune J Seung, Marion Achieng, Patrick Banura, Frank Lule, Megan Beems, Jim Todd and Elizabeth Madraa
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2009 7:75
  31. Rural and remote areas of Australia are facing serious health workforce shortages. While a number of schemes have been developed to improve recruitment to and retention of the rural health workforce, they will...

    Authors: Deborah Schofield, Susan Fletcher, Jeffery Fuller, Hudson Birden and Sue Page
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2009 7:74
  32. In Japan, physicians freely choose their specialty and workplace, because to date there is no management system to ensure a balanced distribution of physicians. Physicians in Japan start their careers in hospi...

    Authors: Hiroo Ide, Soichi Koike, Tomoko Kodama, Hideo Yasunaga and Tomoaki Imamura
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2009 7:73
  33. Few studies have examined the relation between alexithymia (i.e. the inability to recognize and verbalize emotions) and professional burnout. Considering the absence of relevant studies in the Greek scientific...

    Authors: Dionisios Bratis, Athanasios Tselebis, Christos Sikaras, Aikaterini Moulou, Konstantinos Giotakis, Emmanuel Zoumakis and Ioannis Ilias
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2009 7:72
  34. The University of North Carolina at Charlotte, a doctoral/research-intensive university, is the largest institution of higher education in the Charlotte region. The university currently offers 18 doctoral, 62 ...

    Authors: Michael E Thompson, Andrew Harver and Marquis Eure
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2009 7:71
  35. Increased funding for global human immunodeficiency virus prevention and control in developing countries has created both a challenge and an opportunity for achieving long-term global health goals. This paper ...

    Authors: Donna S Jones, Mufuta Tshimanga, Godfrey Woelk, Peter Nsubuga, Nadine L Sunderland, Shannon L Hader and Michael E St Louis
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2009 7:69
  36. Human resources for health are in crisis worldwide, especially in economically disadvantaged areas and areas with high rates of HIV/AIDS in both health workers and patients. International organizations such as...

    Authors: Erin Ueffing, Peter Tugwell, Janet Hatcher Roberts, Peter Walker, Nadia Hamel and Vivian Welch
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2009 7:67