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  1. Shortage of human resources is a major problem facing Malawi, where more than 50% of the population lives in rural areas. Most of the district health services are provided by clinical health officers specially...

    Authors: Ogenna Manafa, Eilish McAuliffe, Fresier Maseko, Cameron Bowie, Malcolm MacLachlan and Charles Normand
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2009 7:65
  2. Providing basic surgical and emergency care in rural settings is essential, particularly in Tanzania, where the mortality burden addressable by emergency and surgical interventions has been estimated at 40%. H...

    Authors: Stephanie Taché, Naboth Mbembati, Nell Marshall, Frank Tendick, Charles Mkony and Patricia O'Sullivan
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2009 7:64
  3. Food handlers have a very important role in preventing food contamination during its preparation and distribution. This responsibility is even greater in hospitals, since a large number of patients have low im...

    Authors: Cilce Helena Figueiredo Preza Bertin, Magda Andrade Rezende, Dirce Maria Sigulem and Tania Beninga Morais
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2009 7:63
  4. In sub-Saharan Africa, maternal and perinatal mortality and morbidity are major problems. Service availability and quality of care in health facilities are heterogeneous and most often inadequate. In resource-...

    Authors: Alexandre Dumont, Caroline Tourigny and Pierre Fournier
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2009 7:61
  5. The mandatory interprofessional education programme at Gunma University was initiated in 1999. This paper is a statistical evaluation of the programme from 1999 to 2007.

    Authors: Hatsue Ogawara, Tomoko Hayashi, Yasuyoshi Asakawa, Kiyotaka Iwasaki, Tamiko Matsuda, Yumiko Abe, Fusae Tozato, Takatoshi Makino, Misako Koizumi, Takako Yasukawa and Hideomi Watanabe
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2009 7:60
  6. The Public Health Resource Network is an innovative distance-learning course in training, motivating, empowering and building a network of health personnel from government and civil society groups. Its aim is ...

    Authors: Anuska Kalita, Sarover Zaidi, Vandana Prasad and VR Raman
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2009 7:57
  7. The fundamental importance of human resources for the development of health care systems is recognized the world over. Health districts, which constitute the middle level of the municipal health care system in...

    Authors: Maria Cristina Ramos de Vasconcellos Coelho, Ada Ávila Assunção and Soraya Almeida Belisário
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2009 7:56
  8. Well-documented shortages of health care workers in sub-Saharan Africa are exacerbated by the increased human resource demands of rapidly expanding HIV care and treatment programmes. The successful continuatio...

    Authors: Gina R Kruse, Bushimbwa Tambatamba Chapula, Scott Ikeda, Mavis Nkhoma, Nicole Quiterio, Debra Pankratz, Kaluba Mataka, Benjamin H Chi, Virginia Bond and Stewart E Reid
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2009 7:55
  9. During the past few years, the pharmacy profession has expanded significantly in terms of professional services delivery and now has been recognized as an important profession in the multidisciplinary provisio...

    Authors: Saira Azhar, Mohamed Azmi Hassali, Mohamed Izham Mohamed Ibrahim, Maqsood Ahmad, Imran Masood and Asrul Akmal Shafie
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2009 7:54
  10. There is growing evidence that informal payments for health care are fairly common in many low- and middle-income countries. Informal payments are reported to have a negative consequence on equity and quality ...

    Authors: Silvia Stringhini, Steve Thomas, Posy Bidwell, Tina Mtui and Aziza Mwisongo
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2009 7:53
  11. Patient, or parent/guardian, satisfaction with health care provision is important to health outcomes. Poor relationships with health workers, particularly with nursing staff, have been reported to reduce satis...

    Authors: Rachel N Manongi, Fortunata R Nasuwa, Rose Mwangi, Hugh Reyburn, Anja Poulsen and Clare IR Chandler
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2009 7:50
  12. Ever since the 2006 World Health Report advocated increased community participation and the systematic delegation of tasks to less-specialized cadres, there has been a great deal of debate about the expediency, e...

    Authors: Uta Lehmann, Wim Van Damme, Francoise Barten and David Sanders
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2009 7:49
  13. Pharmacists' roles are evolving from that of compounders and dispensers of medicines to that of experts on medicines within multidisciplinary health care teams. In the developing country context, the pharmacy ...

    Authors: Claire Anderson, Ian Bates, Diane Beck, Tina Penick Brock, Billy Futter, Hugo Mercer, Mike Rouse, Sarah Whitmarsh, Tana Wuliji and Akemi Yonemura
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2009 7:45
  14. The human resource shortage in Zambia is placing a heavy burden on the few health care workers available at health facilities. The Zambia Prevention, Care and Treatment Partnership began training and placing c...

    Authors: Parsa Sanjana, Kwasi Torpey, Alison Schwarzwalder, Caroline Simumba, Prisca Kasonde, Lameck Nyirenda, Paul Kapanda, Matilda Kakungu-Simpungwe, Mushota Kabaso and Catherine Thompson
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2009 7:44
  15. The purpose of this paper is to present a complex yet transparent, computable model to simulate the regulation of the flow of personnel through a previously described multiple-entry, multiple-exit eye care tra...

    Authors: Keith Masnick
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2009 7:42
  16. During the last two decades the German hospital sector has been engaged in a constant process of transformation. One obvious sign of this is the growing amount of hospital privatization. To date, most research...

    Authors: Stefanie Mache, Cristian Scutaru, Karin Vitzthum, David Quarcoo, Norman Schöffel, Tobias Welte, Burghard F Klapp and David A Groneberg
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2009 7:41
  17. Prevention of mother-to-child transmission has been considered as not a simple intervention but a comprehensive set of interventions requiring capable health workers. Viet Nam's extensive health care system re...

    Authors: Thu Anh Nguyen, Pauline Oosterhoff, Yen Ngoc Pham, Anita Hardon and Pamela Wright
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2009 7:39
  18. An estimated four million deaths occur each year among children in the neonatal period. Current evidence-based interventions could prevent a large proportion of these deaths. However, health care workers invol...

    Authors: Leif Eriksson, Nguyen Thu Nga, Mats Målqvist, Lars-Åke Persson, Uwe Ewald and Lars Wallin
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2009 7:36
  19. The aim of this paper was to evaluate the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of alternative training strategies for increasing access to emergency obstetric care in Burkina Faso.

    Authors: Sennen H Hounton, David Newlands, Nicolas Meda and Vincent De Brouwere
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2009 7:34
  20. Low-income countries with high HIV/AIDS burdens in sub-Saharan Africa must deal with severe shortages of qualified human resources for health. This situation has triggered the renewed interest in community hea...

    Authors: Katharina Hermann, Wim Van Damme, George W Pariyo, Erik Schouten, Yibeltal Assefa, Anna Cirera and William Massavon
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2009 7:31
  21. The Federal Ministry of Health of Ethiopia is implementing an ambitious and rapid scale-up of health care services for the prevention, care and treatment of HIV/AIDS in public facilities. With support from the...

    Authors: Marion E McNabb, Cynthia A Hiner, Anne Pfitzer, Yassir Abduljewad, Mesrak Nadew, Petros Faltamo and Jean Anderson
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2009 7:29
  22. The human resources crisis in Africa is especially acute in the public health field. Through distance education, the School of Public Health of the University of the Western Cape, South Africa, has provided ac...

    Authors: Lucy Alexander, Ehi Uche Igumbor and David Sanders
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2009 7:28
  23. There is broad policy consensus that a shortage of doctors and nurses is a key constraint to increasing utilization of essential health services important for achieving the health Millennium Development Goals....

    Authors: Margaret E Kruk, Marta R Prescott, Helen de Pinho and Sandro Galea
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2009 7:27
  24. This study aims to explore the experience of conflict as perceived by Iranian hospital nurses in Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran. Although conflict-control approaches have been extensively researched througho...

    Authors: Nahid Dehghan Nayeri and Reza Negarandeh
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2009 7:25
  25. Rural township health centres and urban community health centres play a crucial role in the delivery of primary health care in China. Over the past two-and-a-half decades, these health institutions have not be...

    Authors: Qingyue Meng, Jing Yuan, Limei Jing and Junhua Zhang
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2009 7:24
  26. HIV counseling and testing, HIV prevention and provision of HIV care and support are essential activities to reduce the burden of HIV among patients with TB, and should be integrated into routine TB care.

    Authors: Koen Vanden Driessche, Mulangu Sabue, Wendy Dufour, Frieda Behets and Annelies Van Rie
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2009 7:23
  27. East African countries have in the recent past experienced a tremendous increase in the volume of antiretroviral drugs. Capacity to manage these medicines in the region remains limited. Makerere University, wi...

    Authors: Paul J Waako, Richard Odoi-adome, Celestino Obua, Erisa Owino, Winnie Tumwikirize, Jasper Ogwal-okeng, Willy W Anokbonggo, Lloyd Matowe and Onesky Aupont
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2009 7:21
  28. The Ministry of Health and Medical Education in the Islamic Republic of Iran has undertaken a reform of its health system, in which-lower level managers are given new roles and responsibilities in a decentrali...

    Authors: Maye Omar, Nancy Gerein, Ehsanullah Tarin, Christopher Butcher, Stephen Pearson and Gholamreza Heidari
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2009 7:20
  29. Access to governmental and international nongovernmental sources of health care within eastern Myanmar's conflict regions is virtually nonexistent. Historically, under these circumstances effective care for th...

    Authors: Allison J Richard, Catherine I Lee, Matthew G Richard, Eh Kalu Shwe Oo, Thomas Lee and Lawrence Stock
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2009 7:19
  30. Developing countries are currently struggling to achieve the Millennium Development Goal Five of reducing maternal mortality by three quarters between 1990 and 2015. Many health systems are facing acute shorta...

    Authors: Karl Krupp and Purnima Madhivanan
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2009 7:18
  31. Vancouver Island lies just off the southwest coast of Canada. Separated from the large urban area of Greater Vancouver (estimated population 2.17 million) by the Georgia Strait, this geographical location pose...

    Authors: Mary Ellen Purkis, Barbara Herringer, Lynn Stevenson, Laureen Styles and Jocelyne Van Neste-Kenny
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2009 7:17