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  1. 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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    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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    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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    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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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

  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. Content type: Research

    Migration of healthcare workers is receiving increased attention worldwide. In Europe, the creation of a border-free labor market and its expansion with the EU enlargements of 2004, 2007, and 2013 endowed heal...

    Authors: Şoimita Mihaela Suciu, Codruta Alina Popescu, Mugur Daniel Ciumageanu and Anca Dana Buzoianu

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2017 15:6

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  23. Content type: Commentary

    Large-scale community health worker programs are now growing in importance around the world in response to the resurgence of interest and growing evidence of the importance of community-based primary health ca...

    Authors: Henry Perry, Lauren Crigler, Simon Lewin, Claire Glenton, Karen LeBan and Steve Hodgins

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2017 15:13

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  24. Content type: Research

    Community-based programmes, particularly community health workers (CHWs), have been portrayed as a cost-effective alternative to the shortage of health workers in low-income countries. Usually, literature emph...

    Authors: Laban Kashaija Musinguzi, Emmanueil Benon Turinawe, Jude T. Rwemisisi, Daniel H. de Vries, David K. Mafigiri, Denis Muhangi, Marije de Groot, Achilles Katamba and Robert Pool

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2017 15:4

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  25. Content type: Research

    The purpose of the study is to explore the reasons why specialist doctors travel to provide regular rural outreach services, and whether reasons relate to (1) salaried or private fee-for-service practice and (...

    Authors: Belinda G. O’Sullivan, Matthew R. McGrail and Johannes U. Stoelwinder

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2017 15:3

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  26. Content type: Case study

    Women’s participation in medicine and the need for gender equality in healthcare are increasingly recognised, yet little attention is paid to leadership and management positions in large publicly funded academ...

    Authors: Ellen Kuhlmann, Pavel V. Ovseiko, Christine Kurmeyer, Karin Gutiérrez-Lobos, Sandra Steinböck, Mia von Knorring, Alastair M. Buchan and Mats Brommels

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2017 15:2

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  27. Content type: Research

    Pharmacists are invaluable resources in health care. Their expertise in pharmacotherapy and medicine management both ensures that medicines of appropriate quality are available in health facilities at the righ...

    Authors: Thomas Ocwa Obua, Richard Odoi Adome, Paul Kutyabami, Freddy Eric Kitutu and Pakoyo Fadhiru Kamba

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2017 15:1

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  28. Content type: Research

    As part of efforts to inform the development of a global human resources for health (HRH) strategy, a comprehensive methodology for estimating HRH supply and requirements was described in a companion paper. Th...

    Authors: Gail Tomblin Murphy, Stephen Birch, Adrian MacKenzie and Janet Rigby

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2016 14:77

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  29. Content type: Case study

    Technological advancement has resulted in the increasing use of e-learning and online education, initially in high-income countries and increasingly in low- and middle-income countries.

    Authors: Karim Abawi, Venkatraman Chandra-Mouli, Igor Toskin, Mario Philip Festin, Lynn Gertiser, Raqibat Idris, Hanan Hamamy, Moazzam Ali, Ameyo Masakhwe Bonventure, Marleen Temmerman and Aldo Campana

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2016 14:76

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  30. Content type: Research

    Physician shortage is a global issue that concerns Brazil’s authorities. The organizational structure and the environment of a medical institution can hide a low-quality life of a physician. This study examine...

    Authors: Paulo de Oliveira Vasconcelos Filho, Miriam Regina de Souza, Paulo Eduardo Mangeon Elias and Ana Luiza D’Ávila Viana

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2016 14:75

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  31. Content type: Research

    A shortage of community health professionals has been a crucial issue hindering the development of CHS. Various methods have been established to calculate health workforce requirements. This study aimed to use...

    Authors: Delu Yin, Tao Yin, Huiming Yang, Qianqian Xin, Lihong Wang, Ninyan Li, Xiaoyan Ding and Bowen Chen

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2016 14:70

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  32. Content type: Research

    Recent studies have revealed that nursing staff turnover remains a major problem in emerging economies. In particular, nursing staff turnover in Malaysia remains high due to a lack of job satisfaction. Despite...

    Authors: Sang Long Choi, Chin Fei Goh, Muhammad Badrull Hisyam Adam and Owee Kowang Tan

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2016 14:73

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  33. Content type: Research

    The Lao People’s Democratic Republic is facing a critical shortage and maldistribution of health workers. Strengthening of the health workforce has been adopted as one of the five priorities of the National He...

    Authors: Yi Qian, Fei Yan, Wei Wang, Shayna Clancy, Kongsap Akkhavong, Manithong Vonglokham, Somphou Outhensackda and Truls Østbye

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2016 14:72

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  34. Content type: Case study

    As health workforce policy is gaining momentum, data sources and monitoring systems have significantly improved in the European Union and internationally. Yet data remain poorly connected to policy-making and ...

    Authors: E. Kuhlmann, O. Lauxen and C. Larsen

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2016 14:71

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  35. Content type: Research

    The objectives of this study were to understand the labour market dynamics among health workers, including their preferences and concerns, and to assess the skills, competence and performance (i.e. the ‘know–d...

    Authors: Xiaohui Hou, Sophie Witter, Rashid U. Zaman, Kay Engelhardt, Firdaus Hafidz, Fernanda Julia, Christophe Lemiere, Eileen B. Sullivan, Estanislau Saldanha, Toomas Palu and Tomas Lievens

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2016 14:69

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  36. Content type: Research

    Physician retirement planning and timing have important implications for patients, hospitals, and healthcare systems. Unplanned early or late physician retirement can have dire consequences in terms of both pa...

    Authors: Michelle Pannor Silver, Angela D. Hamilton, Aviroop Biswas and Natalie Irene Warrick

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2016 14:67

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  37. Content type: Case study

    Over the past decade, governments and international partners have responded to calls for health workforce data with ambitious investments in human resources information systems (HRIS). However, documentation o...

    Authors: Keith P. Waters, Moises Ernesto Mazivila, Martinho Dgedge, Edgar Necochea, Devan Manharlal, Alexandra Zuber, Beatriz de Faria Leão, Debora Bossemeyer and Alfredo E. Vergara

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2016 14:66

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  38. Content type: Review

    There has been a substantial increase in publications and interest in community health workers (CHWs) in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC) over the last years. This paper examines the growth, geographica...

    Authors: Helen Schneider, Dickson Okello and Uta Lehmann

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2016 14:65

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  39. Content type: Research

    Myanmar is classified as critical shortage of health workforce. In responses to limited number of trained health workforce in the hard-to-reach and remote areas, the MOH trained the Community Health Worker (CH...

    Authors: Angkana Sommanustweechai, Weerasak Putthasri, Mya Lay Nwe, Saw Thetlya Aung, Mya Min Theint, Viroj Tangcharoensathien and San Shway Wynn

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2016 14:64

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  40. Content type: Research

    Human resources for health (HRH) constraints are a major barrier to the sustainability of antiretroviral therapy (ART) scale-up programs in Sub-Saharan Africa. Many prior approaches to HRH constraints have tak...

    Authors: Henry Zakumumpa, Modupe Oladunni Taiwo, Alex Muganzi and Freddie Ssengooba

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2016 14:63

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  41. Content type: Research

    The greater participation of women in medicine in recent years, and recent trends showing that doctors of both sexes work fewer hours than in the past, present challenges for medical workforce planning. In thi...

    Authors: Shelly Lachish, Elena Svirko, Michael J. Goldacre and Trevor Lambert

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2016 14:62

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  42. Content type: Research

    The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that there is a global healthcare workforce shortage of 7.2 million, which is predicted to grow to 12.9 million by 2035.

    Authors: Ian Bates, Christopher John, Andreia Bruno, Pamela Fu and Shirin Aliabadi

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2016 14:61

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  43. Content type: Research

    Performance-based incentives (PBIs) have garnered global attention as a promising strategy to improve healthcare delivery to vulnerable populations. However, literature gaps in the context in which an interven...

    Authors: Roseanne C. Schuster, Octávio de Sousa, Jacqueline Rivera, Rebecca Olson, Delphine Pinault and Sera L. Young

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2016 14:60

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  44. Content type: Research

    Recognition of the importance of effective human resources for health (HRH) planning is evident in efforts by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Global Health Workforce Alliance (GHWA) to facilitate, ...

    Authors: Gail Tomblin Murphy, Stephen Birch, Adrian MacKenzie, Stephanie Bradish and Annette Elliott Rose

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2016 14:59

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