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  1. 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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    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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  3. 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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    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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    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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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    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

  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. Content type: Research

    In many African countries, prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV (PMTCT) services are predominantly delivered by nurses. Although task-shifting is not yet well established, community health workers...

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

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2017 15:35

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  22. Content type: Research

    In Canada, as in other parts of the world, there is geographic maldistribution of the nursing workforce, and insufficient attention is paid to the strengths and needs of those providing care in rural and remot...

    Authors: Martha L. P. MacLeod, Norma J. Stewart, Judith C. Kulig, Penny Anguish, Mary Ellen Andrews, Davina Banner, Leana Garraway, Neil Hanlon, Chandima Karunanayake, Kelley Kilpatrick, Irene Koren, Julie Kosteniuk, Ruth Martin-Misener, Nadine Mix, Pertice Moffitt, Janna Olynick…

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2017 15:34

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  23. Content type: Methodology

    Although motivation of health workers in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) has become a topic of increasing interest by policy makers and researchers in recent years, many aspects are not well understoo...

    Authors: Julia Lohmann, Aurélia Souares, Justin Tiendrebéogo, Nathalie Houlfort, Paul Jacob Robyn, Serge M. A. Somda and Manuela De Allegri

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2017 15:33

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  24. Content type: Case study

    In Nigeria, several challenges have been reported within the health sector, especially in training, funding, employment, and deployment of the health workforce. We aimed to review recent health workforce crise...

    Authors: Davies Adeloye, Rotimi Adedeji David, Adenike Ayobola Olaogun, Asa Auta, Adedapo Adesokan, Muktar Gadanya, Jacob Kehinde Opele, Oluwafemi Owagbemi and Alexander Iseolorunkanmi

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2017 15:32

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  25. Content type: Research

    Nurses play a pivotal role in determining the efficiency, effectiveness, and sustainability of health care systems. Nurses’ job satisfaction plays an important role in the delivery of quality health care. Ther...

    Authors: Ayele Semachew, Tefera Belachew, Temamen Tesfaye and Yohannes Mehretie Adinew

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2017 15:31

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  26. Content type: Research

    Health personnel are key players in developing and improving healthcare systems, caring for individuals and their communities, and helping improve quality of life. However, these professionals are often expose...

    Authors: Juliana M. Andrade, Ada A. Assunção and Mery N. S. Abreu

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2017 15:30

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  27. Content type: Research

    Task shifting has become an increasingly popular way to increase access to health services, especially in low-resource settings. Research has demonstrated that task shifting, including the use of community hea...

    Authors: Gabriel Seidman and Rifat Atun

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2017 15:29

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  28. Content type: Research

    This study sought to better understand the drivers of skilled health professional migration, its consequences, and the various strategies countries have employed to mitigate its negative impacts. The study was...

    Authors: Margaret Walton-Roberts, Vivien Runnels, S. Irudaya Rajan, Atul Sood, Sreelekha Nair, Philomina Thomas, Corinne Packer, Adrian MacKenzie, Gail Tomblin Murphy, Ronald Labonté and Ivy Lynn Bourgeault

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2017 15:28

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  29. Content type: Research

    The shortage of a skilled health workforce is a global crisis. International efforts to combat the crisis have shown few benefits; therefore, more country-specific efforts are required. Tanzania adopted health...

    Authors: Nathanael Sirili, Angwara Kiwara, Frumence Gasto, Isabel Goicolea and Anna-Karin Hurtig

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2017 15:27

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  30. Content type: Research

    Global trends in migration accompanied with recent changes to the immigrant selection process may have influenced the demographic and human capital characteristics of internationally educated nurses (IENs) in ...

    Authors: Christine L. Covell, Marie-Douce Primeau, Kelley Kilpatrick and Isabelle St-Pierre

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2017 15:26

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  31. Content type: Research

    Dramatic increases in the migration of human resources for health (HRH) from developing countries like the Philippines can have consequences on the sustainability of health systems. In this paper, we trace the...

    Authors: Erlinda Castro-Palaganas, Denise L. Spitzer, Maria Midea M. Kabamalan, Marian C. Sanchez, Ruel Caricativo, Vivien Runnels, Ronald Labonté, Gail Tomblin Murphy and Ivy Lynn Bourgeault

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2017 15:25

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  32. Content type: Research

    Shortages of physicians in remote, rural and other underserved areas and lack of general practitioners limit access to health services. The aims of this article are to identify the challenges faced by policy a...

    Authors: Ana Paula Cavalcante de Oliveira, Gilles Dussault and Isabel Craveiro

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2017 15:24

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  33. Content type: Research

    Until recently, there were only a few medical schools in Ethiopia. However, currently, in response to the apparent shortage in physician workforce, the country has made huge progress with respect to the expans...

    Authors: Tsion Assefa, Damen Haile Mariam, Wubegzier Mekonnen and Miliard Derbew

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2017 15:23

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  34. Content type: Case study

    There is an extreme health workforce shortage in Eastern, Central, and Southern Africa. Shortage of eye care workers impedes effective implementation of prevention of blindness programs. The World Health Organ...

    Authors: Nyawira Mwangi, Marcia Zondervan and Covadonga Bascaran

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2017 15:22

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  35. Content type: Review

    Attrition or losses from the health workforce exacerbate critical shortages of health workers and can be a barrier to countries reaching their universal health coverage and equity goals. Despite the importance...

    Authors: Sofia Castro Lopes, Maria Guerra-Arias, James Buchan, Francisco Pozo-Martin and Andrea Nove

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2017 15:21

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  36. Content type: Research

    Performance-based financing (PBF) has been implemented in a number of countries with the aim of transforming health systems and improving maternal and child health. This paper examines the effect of PBF on hea...

    Authors: Gordon C. Shen, Ha Thi Hong Nguyen, Ashis Das, Nkenda Sachingongu, Collins Chansa, Jumana Qamruddin and Jed Friedman

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2017 15:20

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  37. Content type: Research

    In the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the state system to remunerate health workers is poorly functional, encouraging diversification of income sources and corruption. Given the central role that health w...

    Authors: Rishma Maini, David R. Hotchkiss and Josephine Borghi

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2017 15:17

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  38. Content type: Research

    The “rural pipeline” suggests that students educated in rural, or other underserviced areas, are more likely to establish practices in such locations. It is upon this concept that the Northern Ontario School o...

    Authors: Elizabeth F. Wenghofer, John C. Hogenbirk and Patrick E. Timony

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2017 15:16

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  39. Content type: Research

    Well-trained, well-distributed and productive health workers are crucial for access to high-quality, cost-effective healthcare. Because neither a shortage nor a surplus of health workers is wanted, policymaker...

    Authors: Jos L. T. Blank and Bart L. van Hulst

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2017 15:15

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  40. Content type: Research

    Evidence-based health workforce policies are essential to ensure the provision of high-quality health services and to support the attainment of universal health coverage (UHC). This paper describes the main ch...

    Authors: Francisco Pozo-Martin, Andrea Nove, Sofia Castro Lopes, James Campbell, James Buchan, Gilles Dussault, Teena Kunjumen, Giorgio Cometto and Amani Siyam

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2017 15:14

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  41. Content type: Research

    Guinea-Bissau is one of the world’s poorest and least developed countries. Amid poverty, political turmoil and state withdrawal, its health workforce (HW) has been swamped for the last four decades in a deepen...

    Authors: Giuliano Russo, Enrico Pavignani, Catia Sá Guerreiro and Clotilde Neves

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2017 15:12

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  42. Content type: Research

    In low- and middle-income countries, scaling essential health interventions to achieve health development targets is constrained by the lack of skilled health professionals to deliver services.

    Authors: Jenny X. Liu, Yevgeniy Goryakin, Akiko Maeda, Tim Bruckner and Richard Scheffler

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2017 15:11

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in Human Resources for Health 2017 15:18

  43. Content type: Research

    While healthcare reform has been a central attention for local governments, its impact on job satisfaction is poorly understood. This study aimed to determine the impact of healthcare reform on job satisfactio...

    Authors: Tsegahun Manyazewal and Mokgadi C. Matlakala

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2017 15:10

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  44. Content type: Case study

    An optimal number of health workers, who are appropriately allocated across different occupations and geographical regions, are required to ensure population coverage of health interventions. Health worker sho...

    Authors: B. Burmen, N. Owuor and P. Mitei

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2017 15:9

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  45. Content type: Review

    People with disabilities face challenges accessing basic rehabilitation health care. In 2006, the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) outlined the global necessity to me...

    Authors: Tiago S. Jesus, Michel D. Landry, Gilles Dussault and Inês Fronteira

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2017 15:8

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  46. Content type: Research

    Primary health care (PHC) outreach teams are part of a policy of PHC re-engineering in South Africa. It attempts to move the deployment of community health workers (CHWs) from vertical programmes into an integ...

    Authors: Shabir Moosa, Anselme Derese and Wim Peersman

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2017 15:7

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