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  1. 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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    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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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  26. 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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  27. 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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  28. 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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  29. 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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  30. 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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  31. 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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  32. 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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  33. 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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  34. 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

  35. 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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  36. 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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  37. 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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  38. 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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  39. 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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  40. 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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  41. 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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  42. 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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  43. 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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  44. 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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  45. 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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  46. 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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  47. 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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