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  1. Content type: Research

    Health professionals, particularly doctors, nurses and midwives, are in high demand worldwide. Therefore, it is important to assess the future plans and likelihood of return of emigrating health professionals....

    Authors: Sara McAleese, Barbara Clyne, Anne Matthews, Ruairí Brugha and Niamh Humphries

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2016 14(Suppl 1):34

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  2. Content type: Research

    Medical diaspora options, including the engagement of expatriate physicians in development efforts within their home country, are being called for to reverse the effects of brain drain from developing countrie...

    Authors: Fayrouz Mohammed Abdalla, Maye Abu Omar and Elsheikh Elsiddig Badr

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2016 14(Suppl 1):28

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  3. Content type: Research

    According to data from the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Poland has one of the lowest numbers of nurses (5.2) per 1000 inhabitants among 28 EU countries. The migration of nurses from P...

    Authors: Rafał Szpakowski, Patrycja W. Zając, Grażyna Dykowska, Zofia Sienkiewicz, Anna Augustynowicz and Aleksandra Czerw

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2016 14(Suppl 1):24

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  4. Content type: Case study

    The negative consequences of the brain drain of sub-Saharan African health workers for source countries are well documented and include understaffed facilities, decreased standards of care and higher workloads...

    Authors: Annelien Poppe, Silvia Wojczewski, Katherine Taylor, Ruth Kutalek and Wim Peersman

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2016 14(Suppl 1):27

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  5. Content type: Research

    The World Health Organization’s Global Code on the International Recruitment of Health Personnel urges Member States to observe fair recruitment practices and ensure equality of treatment of migrant and domest...

    Authors: Ella Tyrrell, Conor Keegan, Niamh Humphries, Sara McAleese, Steve Thomas, Charles Normand and Ruairí Brugha

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2016 14(Suppl 1):23

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  6. Content type: Research

    The Romanian health system is struggling to retain its health workers, who are currently facing strong incentives for migration to Western European health systems. Retention issues, coupled with high levels of...

    Authors: Ligia Paina, Marius Ungureanu and Victor Olsavszky

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2016 14(Suppl 1):22

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  7. Content type: Research

    The relevance and effectiveness of the WHO Global Code of Practice on the International Recruitment of Personnel will be reviewed by the World Health Assembly in 2015. The origins of the Code of Practice and t...

    Authors: Remco van de Pas, Linda Mans, Giulia de Ponte and Yoswa Dambisya

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2016 14(Suppl 1):30

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  8. Content type: Research

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

    Authors: Gail Tomblin Murphy, Adrian MacKenzie, Benjamin Waysome, Joan Guy-Walker, Rowena Palmer, Annette Elliott Rose, Janet Rigby, Ronald Labonté and Ivy Lynn Bourgeault

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2016 14(Suppl 1):36

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  9. Content type: Research

    No study has examined the longitudinal trends in National Council Licensure Exam for Registered Nurse (NCLEX-RN) applicants and pass rates among internationally-educated nurses (IENs) seeking to work in the Un...

    Authors: Allison Squires, Melissa T. Ojemeni and Simon Jones

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2016 14(Suppl 1):21

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  10. Content type: Research

    This study used the global WageIndicator web survey to answer the following research questions: (RQ1) What are the migration patterns of health workers? (RQ2) What are the personal and occupational drivers of ...

    Authors: Daniel H. de Vries, Stephanie Steinmetz and Kea G. Tijdens

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2016 14:40

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  11. Content type: Review

    Over the last decade, Canada has been one of the top destination countries for internationally educated health professionals (IEHPs). After arrival, many struggle to professionally recertify and secure employm...

    Authors: Christine L. Covell, Elena Neiterman and Ivy Lynn Bourgeault

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2016 14:38

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  12. Content type: Research

    Education, regulation and association (ERA) are the supporting pillars of an enabling environment for midwives to provide quality care. This study explores these three pillars in the 73 low- and middle-income ...

    Authors: Sofia Castro Lopes, Andrea Nove, Petra ten Hoope-Bender, Luc de Bernis, Martha Bokosi, Nester T. Moyo and Caroline S. E. Homer

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2016 14:37

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  13. Content type: Research

    Factors that influence performance of community health workers (CHWs) delivering health services are not well understood. A recent logic model proposed categories of support from both health sector and communi...

    Authors: Daniela C. Rodríguez and Lauren A. Peterson

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2016 14:19

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  14. Content type: Research

    Northern Uganda suffered 20 years of conflict which devastated lives and the health system. Since 2006, there has been investment in reconstruction, which includes efforts to rebuild the health workforce. This...

    Authors: Justine Namakula, Sophie Witter and Freddie Ssengooba

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2016 14:18

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  15. Content type: Research

    The need to retain health personnel is a policy challenge undermining health system reform of the 21st century. The need to resolve this global health workforce crisis resulted in the First Global Forum on Hum...

    Authors: Bernard Hope Taderera, Stephen Hendricks and Yogan Pillay

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2016 14:17

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  16. Content type: Case study

    This study sought to assess actions which Indonesia, Sudan, and Tanzania took to implement the health workforce commitments they made at the Third Global Forum on Human Resources for Health (HRH) in November 2...

    Authors: Gilles Dussault, Elsheikh Badr, Hartiah Haroen, Martin Mapunda, Achmad Soebagja Tancarino Mars, Kirana Pritasari and Giorgio Cometto

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2016 14:16

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  17. Content type: Research

    Addressing the shortage of health service providers (doctors and nurses) in rural health centres remains a huge challenge. The lack of motivation of health service providers to serve in rural areas is one of t...

    Authors: Bhaskar Purohit, Abhishek Maneskar and Deepak Saxena

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2016 14:15

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  18. Content type: Research

    Gender discrimination and inequality in health professional education (HPE) affect students and faculty and hinder production of the robust health workforces needed to meet health and development goals, yet HP...

    Authors: Constance Newman, Crystal Ng, Sara Pacqué-Margolis and Diana Frymus

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2016 14:14

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  19. Content type: Research

    In Australia, the approach to health workforce planning has been supply-led and resource-driven rather than need-based. The result has been cycles of shortages and oversupply. These approaches have tended to u...

    Authors: Caroline O. Laurence and Jonathan Karnon

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2016 14:13

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  20. Content type: Commentary

    With a global target set at reducing vision loss by 25% by the year 2019, sub-Saharan Africa with an estimated 4.8 million blind persons will require human resources for eye health (HReH) that need to be avail...

    Authors: Paul Courtright, Wanjiku Mathenge, Amir Bedri Kello, Colin Cook, Khumbo Kalua and Susan Lewallen

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2016 14:11

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  21. Content type: Review

    There is a broad consensus and evidence that shows qualified, accessible, and responsive human resources for health (HRH) can make a major impact on the health of the populations. At the same time, there is wi...

    Authors: Zohra S. Lassi, Nabiha B. Musavi, Blerta Maliqi, Nadia Mansoor, Andres de Francisco, Kadidiatou Toure and Zulfiqar A. Bhutta

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2016 14:10

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  22. Content type: Research

    An effective health workforce is essential for achieving health-related new Sustainable Development Goals. Odisha, one of the states in India with low health indicators, faces challenges in recruiting and reta...

    Authors: Shridhar Kadam, Srinivas Nallala, Sanjay Zodpey, Sanghamitra Pati, Mohammad Akhtar Hussain, Abhimanyu Singh Chauhan, Sovesh Das and Tim Martineau

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2016 14:7

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  23. Content type: Research

    Brazil has experienced difficulties in attracting health professionals (especially doctors and nurses) to practice at the primary health care (PHC) level and in rural and remote areas. This study presents two ...

    Authors: Megan Ireland, Luciana Cavalini, Sabado Girardi, Edson C. Araujo and Magnus Lindelow

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2016 14:6

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  24. Content type: Research

    The Ebola epidemic exposed the weak state of health systems in West Africa and their devastating effect on frontline health workers and the health of populations. Fortunately, recent reviews of mobile technolo...

    Authors: Akaninyene Otu, Bassey Ebenso, Okey Okuzu and Egbe Osifo-Dawodu

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2016 14:5

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  25. Content type: Research

    In the United Republic of Tanzania, as in many regions of Sub-Saharan Africa, staff shortages in the healthcare system are a persistent problem, particularly in rural areas. To explore staff shortages and ways...

    Authors: Aloisia Shemdoe, Godfrey Mbaruku, Angel Dillip, Susan Bradley, JeJe William, Deborah Wason and Zoe Jane-Lara Hildon

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2016 14:2

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  26. Content type: Research

    Clinical officers (COs), a mid-level cadre of health worker, are the backbone of healthcare provision in rural Kenya. However, the vacancy rate for COs in rural primary healthcare facilities is high. Little is...

    Authors: Toshio Takemura, Karina Kielmann and Duane Blaauw

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2016 14:1

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  27. Content type: Research

    Despite impressive decreases in under-five mortality, progress in reducing maternal and neonatal mortality in Tanzania has been slow. We present an evaluation of a cadre of maternal, newborn, and child health ...

    Authors: Amnesty E. LeFevre, Rose Mpembeni, Dereck Chitama, Asha S. George, Diwakar Mohan, David P Urassa, Shivam Gupta, Isabelle Feldhaus, Audrey Pereira, Charles Kilewo, Joy J Chebet, Chelsea M Cooper, Giulia Besana, Harriet Lutale, Dunstan Bishanga, Emmanuel Mtete…

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2015 13:98

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  28. Content type: Research

    Despite considerable evidence showing the importance of the nursing and midwifery workforce, there are no systematic reviews outlining how these cadres are best supported to provide universal access and reduce...

    Authors: A. J. Dawson, A. M. Nkowane and A. Whelan

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2015 13:97

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  29. Content type: Research

    Globally, there is increasing interest in community health worker’s (CHW) performance; however, there are gaps in the evidence with respect to CHWs’ role in community participation and empowerment. Accredited ...

    Authors: Lipekho Saprii, Esther Richards, Puni Kokho and Sally Theobald

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2015 13:95

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  30. Content type: Research

    The aim of this study was to identify whether policies in different stages of medical system reform had been effective in decreasing inequalities and increasing the density of health workers in rural areas in ...

    Authors: Kaiyuan Zhou, Xinyi Zhang, Yi Ding, Duolao Wang, Zhou Lu and Min Yu

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2015 13:94

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  31. Content type: Commentary

    China, India, Brazil and South Africa contain 40% of the global population and are key emerging economies. All these countries have a policy commitment to universal health coverage with an emphasis on primary ...

    Authors: Robert Mash, Magda Almeida, William C. W. Wong, Raman Kumar and Klaus B. von Pressentin

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2015 13:93

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  32. Content type: Research

    This paper arises from a four-country study that sought to better understand the drivers of skilled health worker migration, its consequences, and the strategies countries have employed to mitigate negative im...

    Authors: Ronald Labonté, David Sanders, Thubelihle Mathole, Jonathan Crush, Abel Chikanda, Yoswa Dambisya, Vivien Runnels, Corinne Packer, Adrian MacKenzie, Gail Tomblin Murphy and Ivy Lynn Bourgeault

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2015 13:92

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  33. Content type: Research

    Motivation is an important driver for health professionals to maintain their professional competencies, continue in the workforce and make a positive contribution to their workplace. While there is some resear...

    Authors: Nguyen Thi Hoai Thu, Andrew Wilson and Fiona McDonald

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2015 13:91

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  34. Content type: Research

    Deployment of health workforce in rural areas is critical to reach universal health coverage. Students’ perceptions towards practice in rural areas likely influence their later choice of a rural post. We aimed...

    Authors: Luis Huicho, Cristina Molina, Francisco Diez-Canseco, Claudia Lema, J. Jaime Miranda, Carlos A. Huayanay-Espinoza and Andrés G. Lescano

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2015 13:90

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  35. Content type: Research

    Due to a limited health workforce, many health care providers in Africa must take on health leadership roles with minimal formal training in leadership. Hence, the need to equip health care providers with prac...

    Authors: Damalie Nakanjako, Elizabeth Namagala, Aggrey Semeere, Joanitor Kigozi, Joseph Sempa, John Bosco Ddamulira, Achilles Katamba, Sam Biraro, Sarah Naikoba, Yohana Mashalla, Carey Farquhar and Nelson Sewankambo

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2015 13:87

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  36. Content type: Research

    Regional differences in physician supply can be found in many health care systems, regardless of their organizational and financial structure. A theoretical model is developed for the physicians’ decision on o...

    Authors: Stefan Scholz, Johann-Matthias Graf von der Schulenburg and Wolfgang Greiner

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2015 13:85

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  37. Content type: Research

    Singapore’s population, as that of many other countries, is aging; this is likely to lead to an increase in eye diseases and the demand for eye care. Since ophthalmologist training is long and expensive, early...

    Authors: John P. Ansah, Dirk De Korne, Steffen Bayer, Chong Pan, Thiyagarajan Jayabaskar, David B. Matchar, Nicola Lew, Andrew Phua, Victoria Koh, Ecosse Lamoureux and Desmond Quek

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2015 13:86

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  38. Content type: Research

    Nepal is experiencing a public health issue similar to the rest of the world, i.e., the geographical maldistribution of physicians. Although there is some documentation about the reasons physicians elect to le...

    Authors: Bhim Prasad Sapkota and Archana Amatya

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2015 13:84

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  39. Content type: Commentary

    Appropriate deployment or posting and transfer (P&T) of health workers – placing the right people in the right positions at the right time – lies at the heart of fostering communities’ faith in government health ...

    Authors: Kabir Sheikh, Lynn Freedman, Abdul Ghaffar, Bruno Marchal, Fadi el-Jardali, Jim McCaffery, Jean-Pierre Olivier de Sardan, Mario Dal Poz, Walter Flores, Surekha Garimella and Marta Schaaf

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2015 13:82

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