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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. As many as 30% of doctors working for the National Health System (NHS) of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (UK) have obtained their primary qualifications from a country outside the Eur...

    Authors: Jyothis T George, Kavitha S Rozario, Jeffrin Anthony, Edward B Jude and Gerard A McKay
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2007 5:6
  5. Despite the expanding literature on how reforms may affect health workers and which reactions they may provoke, little research has been conducted on the mechanisms of effect through which health sector reform...

    Authors: Freddie Ssengooba, Syed Azizur Rahman, Charles Hongoro, Elizeus Rutebemberwa, Ahmed Mustafa, Tara Kielmann and Barbara McPake
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2007 5:3
  6. This article describes a survey of health workers and traditional birth attendants (TBAs) which was carried out in 2005 in two regions of Ghana. The objective of the survey was to ascertain the impact of the i...

    Authors: Sophie Witter, Anthony Kusi and Moses Aikins
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2007 5:2
  7. Human resources for health are non-existent in many parts of the world and the outer islands of Marshall Islands in Micronesia are prime examples. While the more populated islands with hospital facilities are ...

    Authors: Bhalachandra H Keni
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2006 4:27
  8. This paper discusses how Mozambique coped with the health system needs in terms of specialized doctors since independence, in a troubled context of war, lack of financial resources and modifying settings of fo...

    Authors: Ferruccio Vio
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2006 4:26
  9. Canada is a major recipient of foreign-trained health professionals, notably physicians from South Africa and other sub-Saharan African countries. Nurse migration from these countries, while comparatively smal...

    Authors: Ronald Labonté, Corinne Packer and Nathan Klassen
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2006 4:22
  10. The challenges in the health workforce are well known and clearly documented. What is not so clearly understood is how to address these issues in a comprehensive and integrated manner that will lead to solutio...

    Authors: Mario R Dal Poz, Estelle E Quain, Mary O'Neil, Jim McCaffery, Gijs Elzinga and Tim Martineau
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2006 4:21
  11. In Thailand, family practice was developed primarily through a small number of self-styled family practitioners, who were dedicated to this professional field without having benefited from formal training in t...

    Authors: Yongyuth Pongsupap and Wim Van Lerberghe
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2006 4:19
  12. Over the last two decades, concern has been expressed about the readiness of the public health workforce to adequately address the scientific, technological, social, political and economic challenges facing th...

    Authors: Stephen Borders, Craig Blakely, Barbara Quiram and Kenneth McLeroy
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2006 4:18
  13. The number of international medical graduates (IMGs) entering family medicine in the United States of America has steadily increased since 1997. Previous research has examined practice locations of these IMGs ...

    Authors: Amanda L Morris, Robert L Phillips, George E Fryer Jr, Larry A Green and Fitzhugh Mullan
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2006 4:17
  14. The World Health Organization's World health report 2006: Working together for health underscores the importance of human resources for health. The shortage of trained health professionals is among the main obsta...

    Authors: Berthollet Bwira Kaboru, Torkel Falkenberg, Phillimon Ndubani, Bengt Höjer, Rodwell Vongo, Ruairi Brugha and Elisabeth Faxelid
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2006 4:16
  15. Rewards are important in attracting, motivating and retaining the most qualified employees, and nurses are no exception to this rule. This makes the establishment of an efficient reward system for nurses a tru...

    Authors: Sara De Gieter, Rein De Cooman, Roland Pepermans, Ralf Caers, Cindy Du Bois and Marc Jegers
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2006 4:15
  16. Access to good-quality health services is crucial for the improvement of many health outcomes, such as those targeted by the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) adopted by the international community in 2000. ...

    Authors: Gilles Dussault and Maria Cristina Franceschini
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2006 4:12
  17. Despite recent developments, health care provision in Indonesia remains suboptimal. Difficult terrain, economic crises, endemic diseases and high population numbers, coupled with limited availability of qualif...

    Authors: Deborah Hennessy, Carolyn Hicks, Aflah Hilan and Yoanna Kawonal
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2006 4:8
  18. Human resources management in health often encounters problems related to workforce geographical distribution. The aim of this study was to investigate the internship workplace preferences of final-year medica...

    Authors: Ozren Polasek, Ivana Kolcic, Aleksandar Dzakula and Mario Bagat
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2006 4:7
  19. The health workforce has a dynamically changing nature and the regular documentation of the distribution of health professionals is a persistent policy concern. The aim of the present study was to examine avai...

    Authors: Pavlos N Theodorakis, Georgios D Mantzavinis, Llukan Rrumbullaku, Christos Lionis and Erik Trell
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2006 4:5
  20. Emerging from civil distress carries with it major challenges to reforming a health system. One such challenge is to ensure an adequate supply of competent human resources. The objective of this study was to a...

    Authors: Kassem M Kassak, Hassan M K Ghomrawi, Arabia Mohamad Ali Osseiran and Hanaa Kobeissi
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2006 4:4
  21. To explore what domains of work are important for job satisfaction among doctors, nurses and auxiliaries and to discuss differences between professional groups in the perspective of micro team culture.

    Authors: Unni Krogstad, Dag Hofoss, Marijke Veenstra and Per Hjortdahl
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2006 4:3
  22. Human resources for health (HRH) play a central role in improving accessibility to services and quality of care. Their motivation influences this. In Mali, operational research was conducted to identify the ma...

    Authors: Marjolein Dieleman, Jurrien Toonen, Hamadassalia Touré and Tim Martineau
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2006 4:2
  23. Efforts to increase access to life-saving treatment, including antiretroviral therapy (ART), for people living with HIV/AIDS in resource-limited settings has been the growing focus of international efforts. On...

    Authors: Lisa R Hirschhorn, Lulu Oguda, Andrew Fullem, Norbert Dreesch and Paul Wilson
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2006 4:1
  24. This article describes the validation of an instrument to measure work group climate in public health organizations in developing countries. The instrument, the Work Group Climate Assessment Tool (WCA), was ap...

    Authors: Cary Perry, Nancy LeMay, Greg Rodway, Allison Tracy and Joan Galer
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2005 3:10
  25. Nurses, as the largest human resource element of health care systems, have a major role in providing ongoing, high-quality care to patients. Productivity is a significant indicator of professional development ...

    Authors: Nahid Dehghan Nayeri, Ali Akbar Nazari, Mahvash Salsali and Fazlollah Ahmadi
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2005 3:9
  26. Another influenza pandemic is all but inevitable. We estimated its potential impact on the primary care medical workforce in New Zealand, so that planning could mitigate the disruption from the pandemic and si...

    Authors: Nick Wilson, Michael Baker, Peter Crampton and Osman Mansoor
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2005 3:7
  27. Health care agencies report that the major limiting factor for implementing effective health policies and reforms worldwide is a lack of qualified human resources. Although many agencies have adopted policy de...

    Authors: Øystein Evjen Olsen, Sidney Ndeki and Ole Frithjof Norheim
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2005 3:5
  28. UniNet is an Internet-based thematic network for a virtual community of users (VCU). It supports a virtual multidisciplinary community for physicians, focused on the improvement of clinical practice. This is a...

    Authors: Maria Jesús Coma del Corral, Pedro Abaigar Luquín, José Cordero Guevara, Angel Olea Movilla, Gerardo Torres Torres and Javier Lozano Garcia
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2005 3:4
  29. Human resources (HR) constraints have been reported as one of the main barriers to achieving the 2005 global tuberculosis (TB) control targets in 18 of the 22 TB high-burden countries (HBCs); consequently we t...

    Authors: José Figueroa-Munoz, Karen Palmer, Mario R Dal Poz, Leopold Blanc, Karin Bergström and Mario Raviglione
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2005 3:2
  30. The objective of this paper is to describe the numbers, characteristics, and trends in the migration to the United States of physicians trained in sub-Saharan Africa.

    Authors: Amy Hagopian, Matthew J Thompson, Meredith Fordyce, Karin E Johnson and L Gary Hart
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2004 2:17
  31. The problem of training human resources in health is a real concern in public health in Central Africa. What can be changed in order to train more competent health professionals? This is of utmost importance i...

    Authors: Florence Parent, Gérard Kahombo, Josué Bapitani, Michèle Garant, Yves Coppieters, Alain Levêque and Danielle Piette
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2004 2:16