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  1. Content type: Research

    Health workforce information systems in low-income countries tend to be defective with poor relationship to information sources. Human Resource Information System (HRIS) is currently in a pilot implementation ...

    Authors: Eyilachew Dilu, Measho Gebreslassie and Mihiretu Kebede

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2017 15:85

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    In several countries, the number of hours worked by general practitioners (GPs) has decreased, raising concern about current and impending workforce shortages. This shorter working week has been ascribed both ...

    Authors: Daniël van Hassel, Lud van der Velden, Dinny de Bakker and Ronald Batenburg

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2017 15:84

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  3. Content type: Research

    The need to understand how healthcare worker reform policy interventions impact health personnel in peri-urban areas is important as it also contributes towards setting of priorities in pursuing the universal ...

    Authors: Bernard Hope Taderera, Stephen James Heinrich Hendricks and Yogan Pillay

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2017 15:83

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  4. Content type: Research

    The European Union member countries reacted differently to the 2008 economic and financial crisis. However, few countries have monitored the outcomes of their policy responses, and there is therefore little ev...

    Authors: Tiago Correia, Graça Carapinheiro, Helena Carvalho, José Manuel Silva and Gilles Dussault

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2017 15:82

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  5. Content type: Methodology

    Our research is based on a technique for time sampling, an innovative method for measuring the working hours of Dutch general practitioners (GPs), which was deployed in an earlier study. In this study, 1051 GP...

    Authors: Daniël van Hassel, Lud van der Velden, Dinny de Bakker, Lucas van der Hoek and Ronald Batenburg

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2017 15:81

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  6. Content type: Research

    Globally, there is an acute shortage of human resources for health (HRH), and the greatest burden is borne by low-income countries especially in sub-Saharan Africa and some parts of Asia. This shortage has not...

    Authors: Mumbo Hazel Miseda, Samuel Odhiambo Were, Cirindi Anne Murianki, Milo Peter Mutuku and Stephen N. Mutwiwa

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2017 15:80

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  7. Content type: Review

    In their adoption of WHA resolution 69.19, World Health Organization Member States requested all bilateral and multilateral initiatives to conduct impact assessments of their funding to human resources for hea...

    Authors: Andrea Nove, Giorgio Cometto and James Campbell

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2017 15:79

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  8. Content type: Research

    The WHO Global Code of Practice on the International Recruitment of Health Personnel provides for guidance in health workforce management and cooperation in the international context. This article aims to exam...

    Authors: Réka Kovács, Edmond Girasek, Eszter Kovács, Zoltán Aszalós, Edit Eke, Károly Ragány, Zoltán Cserháti and Miklós Szócska

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2017 15:78

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  9. Content type: Review

    Task sharing, the involvement of non-specialists (non-physician clinicians or non-specialist physicians) in performing tasks originally reserved for surgeons and anesthesiologists, can be a potent strategy in ...

    Authors: Tigistu Ashengo, Alena Skeels, Elizabeth J. H. Hurwitz, Eric Thuo and Harshad Sanghvi

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2017 15:77

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  10. Content type: Research

    Reduced opportunities for children’s schooling and spouse’s/partner’s employment are identified internationally as key barriers to general practitioners (GPs) working rurally. This paper aims to measure longit...

    Authors: Matthew R. McGrail, Deborah J. Russell and Belinda G. O’Sullivan

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2017 15:75

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  11. Content type: Research

    International migration is one of the factors resulting in the shortage of Human Resources for Health (HRH) in India. Literature suggests that migration is fuelled by the prospect of higher salaries available ...

    Authors: Gavin George and Bruce Rhodes

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2017 15:74

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  12. Content type: Commentary

    We welcome Jesus et al.’s paper, which makes an important contribution to the under-researched area of the physical rehabilitation workforce. The authors present recommendations to “advance a policy and resear...

    Authors: Jessica Power, Joanne McVeigh, Brynne Gilmore and Malcolm MacLachlan

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2017 15:73

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  13. Content type: Review

    Although One Health (OH) or EcoHealth (EH) have been acknowledged to provide comprehensive and holistic approaches to study complex problems, like zoonoses and emerging infectious diseases, there remains multi...

    Authors: Pranab Chatterjee, Abhimanyu Singh Chauhan, Jessy Joseph and Manish Kakkar

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2017 15:72

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  14. Content type: Research

    Mobile health (m-health) tools are a promising strategy to facilitate the work of community health workers (CHWs) in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). Despite their potential value, little is known abo...

    Authors: Julia Schoen, John William Mallett, Rebecca Grossman-Kahn, Alexandra Brentani, Elizabeth Kaselitz and Michele Heisler

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2017 15:71

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  15. Content type: Research

    The Global Code of Practice on the International Recruitment of Health Personnel focuses particularly on migration of doctors from low- and middle-income countries. Less is understood about migration from high...

    Authors: Nicholas Clarke, Sophie Crowe, Niamh Humphries, Ronan Conroy, Simon O’Hare, Paul Kavanagh and Ruairi Brugha

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2017 15:66

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  16. Content type: Review

    It is estimated that over one billion persons worldwide have some form of disability. However, there is lack of knowledge and prioritisation of how to serve the needs and provide opportunities for people with ...

    Authors: Brynne Gilmore, Malcolm MacLachlan, Joanne McVeigh, Chiedza McClean, Stuart Carr, Antony Duttine, Hasheem Mannan, Eilish McAuliffe, Gubela Mji, Arne H. Eide, Karl-Gerhard Hem and Neeru Gupta

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2017 15:70

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  17. Content type: Research

    Most analyses of gaps in human resources for health (HRH) do not consider training and the transition of graduates into the labour market. This study aims to explore the labour market for Peru’s recent medical...

    Authors: M. Michelle Jimenez, Anthony L. Bui, Eduardo Mantilla and J. Jaime Miranda

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2017 15:69

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  18. Content type: Research

    The performance of community health workers (CHWs) in Swaziland has not yet been studied despite the existence of a large national CHW program in the country. This qualitative formative research study aimed to...

    Authors: Pascal Geldsetzer, Jan-Walter De Neve, Chantelle Boudreaux, Till Bärnighausen and Thomas J. Bossert

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2017 15:68

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  19. Content type: Research

    Similar to many places, physicians in Senegal are unevenly distributed. Telemedicine is considered a potential solution to this problem. This study investigated the perceptions of Senegal’s physicians of the i...

    Authors: Birama Apho Ly, Ivy Lynn Bourgeault, Ronald Labonté and Mbayang Ndiaye Niang

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2017 15:67

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  20. Content type: Research

    In Japan, the field of Basic Sciences encompasses clinical, academic, and translational research, as well as the teaching of medical sciences, with both an MD and PhD typically required. In this study, it was ...

    Authors: Yuka Yamazaki, Takanori Uka and Eiji Marui

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2017 15:65

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  21. Content type: Research

    In Japan, the shortage of physicians has been recognized as a major medical issue. In our previous study, we reported that the absolute shortage will be resolved in the long term, but maldistribution among spe...

    Authors: Tomoki Ishikawa, Kensuke Fujiwara, Hisateru Ohba, Teppei Suzuki and Katsuhiko Ogasawara

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2017 15:64

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  22. Content type: Review

    The prevalence of chronic illness and multimorbidity rises with population aging, thereby increasing the acuity of care. Consequently, the demand for emergency and critical care services has increased. However...

    Authors: Brigitte Fong Yeong Woo, Jasmine Xin Yu Lee and Wilson Wai San Tam

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2017 15:63

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  23. Content type: Research

    The global economic crisis saw recessionary conditions in most EU countries. Ireland’s severe recession produced pro-cyclical health spending cuts. Yet, human resources for health (HRH) are the most critical o...

    Authors: Des Williams and Steve Thomas

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2017 15:62

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  24. Content type: Research

    Option B+ for the prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) of HIV (i.e., lifelong antiretroviral treatment for all pregnant and breastfeeding mothers living with HIV) was initiated in Tanzania in 201...

    Authors: Helga Naburi, Phares Mujinja, Charles Kilewo, Nicola Orsini, Till Bärnighausen, Karim Manji, Gunnel Biberfeld, David Sando, Pascal Geldsetzer, Guerino Chalamila and Anna Mia Ekström

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2017 15:61

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  25. Content type: Research

    The critical shortage of human resources in health is a critical public health problem affecting most low- and middle-income countries, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa. In addition to the shortage of health...

    Authors: Loubna Belaid, Christian Dagenais, Mahaman Moha and Valéry Ridde

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2017 15:60

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  26. Content type: Review

    Health systems are social institutions, in which health worker performance is shaped by transactional processes between different actors.

    Authors: Maryse C. Kok, Jacqueline E. W. Broerse, Sally Theobald, Hermen Ormel, Marjolein Dieleman and Miriam Taegtmeyer

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2017 15:59

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  27. Content type: Research

    Regular supportive supervision is critical to retaining and motivating staff in resource-constrained settings. Previous studies have shown the particular contribution that supportive supervision can make to im...

    Authors: Tavares Madede, Mohsin Sidat, Eilish McAuliffe, Sergio Rogues Patricio, Ogenna Uduma, Marie Galligan, Susan Bradley and Isabel Cambe

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2017 15:58

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  28. Content type: Research

    A systematic and structured approach to the support and supervision of health workers can strengthen the human resource management function at the district and health facility levels and may help address the c...

    Authors: Ogenna Uduma, Marie Galligan, Henry Mollel, Honorati Masanja, Susan Bradley and Eilish McAuliffe

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2017 15:57

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  29. Content type: Research

    Literature reports a direct relation between nurses’ job satisfaction and their job retention (stickiness). The proper planning and management of the nursing labor market necessitates the understanding of job ...

    Authors: Mohamad Alameddine, Jan Michael Bauer, Martin Richter and Alfonso Sousa-Poza

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2017 15:55

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  30. Content type: Methodology

    One of the keys to improving health globally is promoting mothers’ adoption of healthy home practices for improved nutrition and illness prevention in the first 1000 days of life from conception. Customarily, ...

    Authors: Laura C. Altobelli

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2017 15:54

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  31. Content type: Research

    Most sub-Saharan African countries struggle to make safe surgery accessible to rural populations due to a shortage of qualified surgeons and the unlikelihood of retaining them in district hospitals. In 2002, Z...

    Authors: Jakub Gajewski, Carol Mweemba, Mweene Cheelo, Tracey McCauley, John Kachimba, Eric Borgstein, Leon Bijlmakers and Ruairi Brugha

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2017 15:53

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  32. Content type: Research

    The geographical maldistribution of the health workforce is a persisting global issue linked to inequitable access to health services and poorer health outcomes for rural and remote populations. In the Norther...

    Authors: Deborah J Russell, Yuejen Zhao, Steven Guthridge, Mark Ramjan, Michael P Jones, John S Humphreys and John Wakerman

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2017 15:52

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  33. Content type: Case study

    The introduction of a systematic framework for the licensing of health care professions, which is a crucial step in ensuring the quality of human resources for health (HRH), is still evolving in Lao People’s D...

    Authors: Miwa Sonoda, Bounkong Syhavong, Chanphomma Vongsamphanh, Phisith Phoutsavath, Phengdy Inthapanith, Arie Rotem and Noriko Fujita

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2017 15:51

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  34. Content type: Research

    Health reform in China since 2009 has emphasized basic public health services to enhance the function of Community Health Services as a primary health care facility. A variety of studies have documented these ...

    Authors: Mingji Zhang, Wei Wang, Ross Millar, Guohong Li and Fei Yan

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2017 15:50

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  35. Content type: Research

    The purpose of this study was to estimate the gap between the available and the ideal supply of human resources (physicians, nurses, and health promoters) to deliver the guaranteed package of prevention and he...

    Authors: Jacqueline Elizabeth Alcalde-Rabanal, Gustavo Nigenda, Till Bärnighausen, Héctor Eduardo Velasco-Mondragón and Blair Grant Darney

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2017 15:49

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  36. Content type: Research

    In 2013, the World Health Organization issued guidelines, Transforming and Scaling Up Health Professional Education and Training, to improve the quality and relevance of health professional pre-service education....

    Authors: Carey F. McCarthy, Jessica M. Gross, Andre R. Verani, Annette M. Nkowane, Erica L. Wheeler, Thokozire J. Lipato and Maureen A. Kelley

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2017 15:48

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  37. Content type: Research

    Despite its importance, the field of human resources for health (HRH) has lagged in developing methods to measure its status and progress in low- and middle-income countries suffering a workforce crisis. Measu...

    Authors: Alfredo L. Fort, Rachel Deussom, Randi Burlew, Kate Gilroy and David Nelson

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2017 15:47

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  38. Content type: Methodology

    A competent, enabled and efficiently deployed health workforce is crucial to the achievement of the health-related sustainable development goals (SDGs). Methods for workforce planning have tended to focus on ‘...

    Authors: Petra ten Hoope-Bender, Andrea Nove, Laura Sochas, Zoë Matthews, Caroline S. E. Homer and Francisco Pozo-Martin

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2017 15:46

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  39. Content type: Review

    Many countries have created community-based health worker (CHW) programs for HIV. In most of these countries, several national and non-governmental initiatives have been implemented raising questions of how we...

    Authors: Jan-Walter De Neve, Chantelle Boudreaux, Roopan Gill, Pascal Geldsetzer, Maria Vaikath, Till Bärnighausen and Thomas J. Bossert

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2017 15:45

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  40. Content type: Research

    Accredited Social Health Activists (ASHAs) are community health workers tasked to deliver health prevention in communities and link them with the health care sector. This paper examines the social, cultural, a...

    Authors: Enisha Sarin and Sarah Smith Lunsford

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2017 15:44

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  41. Content type: Research

    Health workforce planning is based on estimates of future needs for and supply of health care services. Given the pipeline time lag for the training of health professionals, inappropriate workforce planning or...

    Authors: Caroline O. M. Laurence and Jonathan Karnon

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2017 15:43

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  42. Content type: Research

    It has been over a decade since the completion of the Human Genome Project (HGP), genomic sequencing technologies have yet to become parts of standard of care in Canada. This study investigates medical oncolog...

    Authors: Peter Chow-White, Dung Ha and Janessa Laskin

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2017 15:42

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  43. Content type: Research

    Migration of health professionals has been a cause for global concern, in particular migration from African countries with a high disease burden and already fragile health systems. An estimated one fifth of Af...

    Authors: Robbert J. Duvivier, Vanessa C. Burch and John R. Boulet

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2017 15:41

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Human Resources for Health 2017 15:76

  44. Content type: Research

    In 2010 a public sector cadre of community health workers called Community Health Assistants (CHAs) was created in Zambia through the National Community Health Worker Strategy to expand access to health servic...

    Authors: Sydney Chauwa Phiri, Margaret Lippitt Prust, Caroline Phiri Chibawe, Ronald Misapa, Jan Willem van den Broek and Nikhil Wilmink

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2017 15:40

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  45. Content type: Research

    Community health workers (CHWs) play key roles in delivering health programmes in many countries worldwide. CHW programmes can improve coverage of maternal and child health services for the most disadvantaged ...

    Authors: Christiane Horwood, Lisa Butler, Pierre Barker, Sifiso Phakathi, Lyn Haskins, Merridy Grant, Ntokozo Mntambo and Nigel Rollins

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2017 15:39

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  46. Content type: Research

    Visa trainees are international medical graduates (IMG) who come to Canada to train in a post-graduate medical education (PGME) program under a student or employment visa and are expected to return to their co...

    Authors: Maria Mathews, Rima Kandar, Steve Slade, Yanqing Yi, Sue Beardall, Ivy Bourgeault and Lynda Buske

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2017 15:38

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  47. Content type: Research

    Human resources are vital for delivering health services, and health systems cannot function effectively without sufficient numbers of skilled, motivated, and well-supported health workers. Job satisfaction of...

    Authors: Beyazin Kebede Deriba, Shimele Ololo Sinke, Berhane Megersa Ereso and Abebe Sorsa Badacho

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2017 15:36

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