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  1. Globally, the health workforce has long suffered from labour shortages. This has been exacerbated by the workload increase caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Major collapses in healthcare systems across the worl...

    Authors: Yuan-Sheng Ryan Poon, Yongxing Patrick Lin, Peter Griffiths, Keng Kwang Yong, Betsy Seah and Sok Ying Liaw
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2022 20:70
  2. Mid-level practitioners (MLPs), including physician associates (PAs) and advanced nurse practitioners (ANPs), have emerged to address workforce shortages in the UK and perform specific roles in relation to pop...

    Authors: Hanyu Wang, Mike English, Samprita Chakma, Mesulame Namedre, Elaine Hill and Shobhana Nagraj
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2022 20:69
  3. Authors: Fatima Tsiouris, Kieran Hartsough, Michelle Poimboeuf, Claire Raether, Mansoor Farahani, Thais Ferreira, Collins Kamanzi, Joana Maria, Majoric Nshimirimana, Job Mwanza, Amon Njenga, Doris Odera, Lyson Tenthani, Onyekachi Ukaejiofo, Debrah Vambe, Erika Fazito…
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2022 20:68

    The original article was published in Human Resources for Health 2022 20:43

  4. Women make up a significant proportion of workforce in healthcare. However, they remain underrepresented in leadership positions relating to healthcare for a multitude of reasons: balancing personal and work d...

    Authors: Feras H. Abuzeyad, Leena Al Qasem, Luma Bashmi, Mona Arekat, Ghada Al Qassim, Ahmed Alansari, Eman Ahmed Haji, Amena Malik, Priya Das, Abdulla Almusalam and Maryam Feras Abuzeyad
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2022 20:67
  5. Injectable contraceptives are the most popular method of contraception in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), but their availability in clinical settings has been severely limited, despite the scarcity of health care pr...

    Authors: Besong Eric Ayuk, Brenda Mbouamba Yankam, Farrukh Ishaque Saah and Luchuo Engelbert Bain
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2022 20:66
  6. The purpose of this study was to (1) explore evidence provided by Canadian health and social care (HASC) academic programs in meeting their profession-specific interprofessional education (IPE)-relevant accred...

    Authors: Mohammad B. Azzam, Marie-Andrée Girard, Cynthia Andrews, Hope Bilinski, Denise M. Connelly, John H. V. Gilbert, Christie Newton and Ruby E. Grymonpre
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2022 20:65
  7. Community health workers (CHWs) involved in the COVID-19 response might be at increased risk of developing depression, though evidence is scarce. We investigated effects of COVID-19-related work on changes in ...

    Authors: Ngoc-Anh Hoang, Ngoc Van Hoang, Ha-Linh Quach, Khanh Cong Nguyen, Luong Huy Duong, Thai Quang Pham and Florian Vogt
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2022 20:64
  8. Maternal and newborn healthcare providers are essential professional groups vulnerable to physical and psychological risks associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. This study uses machine learning algorithms to ...

    Authors: Bassel Hammoud, Aline Semaan, Imad Elhajj and Lenka Benova
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2022 20:63
  9. Evidence suggests that not all human resource departments have hired their facility staff based on federal licensing standards, with some hiring without an active license. This is common in some, if not all, p...

    Authors: Endalkachew Tsedal Alemneh, Biruk Hailu Tesfaye, Eshetu Cherinet Teka, Firew Ayalew, Ermias Gebreyohannes Wolde, Wondimu Daniel Ashena, Tewodros Abebaw Melese, Fikadie Dagnew Biset, Bezawit Worku Degefu, Bethlehem Bizuayew Kebede, Yohannes Molla Asemu, Meron Yakob Gebreyes, Wudasie Teshome Shewatatek, Samuel Mengistu, Tangut Dagnew, Yeshiwork Eshetu Abebe…
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2022 20:62
  10. The global critical shortage of health workers prevents expansion of healthcare services and universal health coverage. Like most countries in sub-Saharan Africa, Kenya’s healthcare workforce density of 13.8 h...

    Authors: Rosemary Kinuthia, Andre Verani, Jessica Gross, Rose Kiriinya, Kenneth Hepburn, Jackson Kioko, Agnes Langat, Abraham Katana, Agnes Waudo and Martha Rogers
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2022 20:61
  11. Uncertainties related to COVID-19 have strained the mental health of healthcare workers (HCWs) worldwide. Gaining the ability to adapt and thrive under pressure will be key to addressing this. We explore what ...

    Authors: Alyssa Yenyi Chan, Celene Ting, Lai Gwen Chan and Zoe Jane-Lara Hildon
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2022 20:60
  12. This paper explores the extent of community-level stock-out of essential medicines among community health workers (CHWs) in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) and identifies the reasons for and consequen...

    Authors: Abimbola Olaniran, Jane Briggs, Ami Pradhan, Erin Bogue, Benjamin Schreiber, Hannah Sarah Dini, Hitesh Hurkchand and Madeleine Ballard
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2022 20:58
  13. UK equality law and National Health Service (NHS) policy requires racial equality in job appointments and career opportunities. However, recent national workforce race equality standard (WRES) data show that n...

    Authors: John Hammond, Nigel Davies, Elizabeth Morrow, Fiona Ross, Tushna Vandrevala and Ruth Harris
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2022 20:57
  14. Retention of human resources in the healthcare system, particularly doctors at district level is a great challenge faced by the decentralized health systems in poorly resourced countries. Medical Officers of H...

    Authors: Mahendra Arnold, Dinusha Fernando, Kapila Wickramanayake, Palitha Karunapema, Sepali Wickramatilake, Yamuna Fernando, Chandani Denawaka, Pasyodun Koralage Buddhika Mahesh and Sujeewa Pandithrathna
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2022 20:56
  15. In China, tuberculosis (TB) care, traditionally provided through the Centre for Disease Control (CDC), has been integrated into ‘designated’ public hospitals at County level, with hospital staff taking on deli...

    Authors: Guanyang Zou, Barbara McPake and Karina Kielmann
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2022 20:55
  16. Health workers, the core of health service delivery and a key driver of progress towards universal health coverage, must be available in sufficient numbers and distributed fairly to serve the entire population...

    Authors: Mari Honda, Nobuaki Inoue, Marco Liverani and Mari Nagai
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2022 20:54
  17. The World Health Organization adopted the Global Strategy on Human Resources for Health Workforce 2030 in May 2016. It sets specific milestones for improving health workforce planning in member countries, such...

    Authors: Rafael Harun and Margaret Walton-Roberts
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2022 20:53
  18. Burnout is evidenced to have  adverse effect on the well-being of health workers. Although several risk factors of burnout have been found, only a hand full of studies have examined the role of teamwork qualit...

    Authors: Wenxin Wang, Samuel Atingabili, Isaac Adjei Mensah, Hong Jiang, Hao Zhang, Akoto Yaw Omari-Sasu and Evelyn Agba Tackie
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2022 20:52
  19. Investing in the health workforce is key to achieving the health-related Sustainable Development Goals. However, achieving these Goals requires addressing a projected global shortage of 18 million health worke...

    Authors: Angela E. Micah, Juan Solorio, Hayley Stutzman, Yingxi Zhao, Golsum Tsakalos and Joseph L. Dieleman
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2022 20:51
  20. Human Resources for Health (HRH) are essential for making meaningful progress towards universal health coverage (UHC), but health systems in most of the developing countries continue to suffer from serious gap...

    Authors: Samir Garg, Narayan Tripathi, Michelle McIsaac, Pascal Zurn, Tomas Zapata, Dilip S. Mairembam, Niharika Barik Singh and Hilde de Graeve
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2022 20:50
  21. Authors: Sara Rubinelli, Tina D. Purnat, Elisabeth Wilhelm, Denise Traicoff, Apophia Namageyo-Funa, Angus Thomson, Claire Wardle, Jaya Lamichhane, Sylvie Briand and Tim Nguyen
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2022 20:49

    The original article was published in Human Resources for Health 2022 20:35

  22. Workforce is a fundamental health systems building block, with unprecedented measures taken to meet extra demand and facilitate surge capacity during the COVID-19 pandemic, following a prolonged period of aust...

    Authors: Padraic Fleming, Steve Thomas, Des Williams, Jack Kennedy and Sara Burke
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2022 20:48
  23. A cohesive and strategic governance approach is needed to improve the health workforce (HW). To achieve this, the WHO Global Strategy on Human Resources for Health (HRH) promotes mechanisms to coordinate HRH s...

    Authors: Tim Martineau, Kim Ozano, Joanna Raven, Wesam Mansour, Fiona Bay, Dominic Nkhoma, Elsheikh Badr, Sushil Baral, Shophika Regmi and Margaret Caffrey
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2022 20:47
  24. Given the demands for public health and infectious disease management skills during COVID-19, a shortage of the public health workforce, particularly with skills and competencies in epidemiology and biostatist...

    Authors: Shimeng Liu, Yuanyuan Gu, Yi Yang, Elizabeth Schroeder and Yingyao Chen
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2022 20:46
  25. A strong nursing research agenda in Latin America is fundamental to universal health coverage. Nursing science can make important contributions to the health of Latin American people through knowledge generati...

    Authors: Tonda L. Hughes, Maureen George, Ruby Shah, Bruna Moreno Dias, Jennifer E. Dohrn and Silvia Helena De Bortoli Cassiani
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2022 20:45
  26. Psychotic disorders contribute significantly to the global disease burden by causing disability, impaired quality of life, and higher mortality in affected people compared with the general population. In rural...

    Authors: Dirceu Mabunda, Déborah Oliveira, Mohsin Sidat, Francine Cournos, Milton Wainberg and Jair de Jesus Mari
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2022 20:44
  27. The global spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus highlights both the importance of frontline healthcare workers (HCW) in pandemic response and their heightened vulnerability during infectious disease outbreaks. Adequ...

    Authors: Fatima Tsiouris, Kieran Hartsough, Michelle Poimboeuf, Claire Raether, Mansoor Farahani, Thais Ferreira, Collins Kamanzi, Joana Maria, Majoric Nshimirimana, Job Mwanza, Amon Njenga, Doris Odera, Lyson Tenthani, Onyekachi Ukaejiofo, Debrah Vambe, Erika Fazito…
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2022 20:43

    The Correction to this article has been published in Human Resources for Health 2022 20:68

  28. General practitioners (GPs) were at risk of violence in their everyday working lives. Workplace violence (WPV) among GPs is a global public health concern. This study aimed to investigate the prevalence and fa...

    Authors: Jing Feng, Zihui Lei, Shijiao Yan, Heng Jiang, Xin Shen, Yanling Zheng, Minyi Yu, Xin Meng, Hongkun Di, Wenqi Xia, Ying Zhou, Tingting Yang, Cheng Su, Fanjun Cheng, Zuxun Lu and Yong Gan
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2022 20:42
  29. The global commitment to primary health care (PHC) has been reconfirmed in the declaration of Astana, 2018. India has also seen an upswing in national commitment to implement PHC. Health and wellness centres (...

    Authors: Samir Garg, Narayan Tripathi, Jayathra Datla, Tomas Zapata, Dilip S. Mairembam, Kirtti K. Bebarta, C. Krishnendhu and Hilde de Graeve
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2022 20:41
  30. The 2014–2016 Ebola virus disease outbreak in West Africa revealed weaknesses in the health systems of the three most heavily affected countries, including a shortage of public health professionals at the loca...

    Authors: Doreen Collins, Boubacar Ibrahima Diallo, Mariama Boubacar Bah, Marlyatou Bah, Claire J. Standley, Salomon Corvil, Lise D. Martel and Pia D. M. MacDonald
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2022 20:40
  31. There is an uneven distribution of general practitioners (GPs) across territories of developed countries leading to inequalities in access to health care. Countries are implementing incentive or coercive polic...

    Authors: Anas Taha, Sébastien Dawidowicz, Véronique Orcel, Thibault Puszkarek, Marc Bayen and Sabine Bayen
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2022 20:39
  32. For countries to achieve universal health coverage, they need to have well-functioning and resilient health systems. Achieving this requires a sufficient number of qualified health workers and this necessitate...

    Authors: Sunny C. Okoroafor, Adam Ahmat, James Avoka Asamani, Jean Jacques Salvador Millogo and Jennifer Nyoni
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2022 20:37
  33. In April 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) Information Network for Epidemics produced an agenda for managing the COVID-19 infodemic. “Infodemic” refers to the overabundance of information—including mis...

    Authors: Sara Rubinelli, Tina D. Purnat, Elisabeth Wilhelm, Denise Traicoff, Apophia Namageyo-Funa, Angus Thomson, Claire Wardle, Jaya Lamichhane, Sylvie Briand and Tim Nguyen
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2022 20:35

    The Correction to this article has been published in Human Resources for Health 2022 20:49

  34. A well-trained and equitably distributed workforce is critical to a functioning health system. As workforce interventions are costly and time-intensive, investing appropriately in strengthening the health work...

    Authors: Leslie Berman, Margaret L. Prust, Agnes Maungena Mononga, Patrick Boko, Macfarlane Magombo, Mihereteab Teshome, Levison Nkhoma, Grace Namaganda, Duff Msukwa and Andrews Gunda
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2022 20:34
  35. Improving the epidemiological response to emergencies requires an understanding of who the responders are, their role and skills, and the challenges they face during responses. In this paper, we explore the ro...

    Authors: Amy Elizabeth Parry, Martyn D. Kirk, Samantha Colquhoun, David N. Durrheim and Tambri Housen
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2022 20:33
  36. Jordan has experienced several COVID-19 waves in the past 2 years. Cross-sectional studies have been conducted to evaluate distress in healthcare practitioners (HCPs), but there is limited evidence with regard...

    Authors: Nour A. Obeidat, Yasmeen I. Dodin, Feras I. Hawari, Asma S. Albtoosh, Rasha M. Manasrah and Asem H. Mansour
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2022 20:32
  37. Physician maldistribution is a global problem that hinders patients’ abilities to access healthcare services. Medical education presents an opportunity to influence physicians towards meeting the healthcare ne...

    Authors: Asiana Elma, Muhammadhasan Nasser, Laurie Yang, Irene Chang, Dorothy Bakker and Lawrence Grierson
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2022 20:31
  38. Maintaining a motivated health workforce is critical to health system effectiveness and quality of care. Scant evidence exists on whether interventions aimed to strengthen health infrastructure in low-resource...

    Authors: Wei Chang, Jessica Cohen, Brian Mwesigwa, Peter Waiswa and Slawa Rokicki
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2022 20:30
  39. The dermatology workforce is an important topic, as many countries are facing an undersupply of dermatologists, while some are expecting a surplus. Therefore, we conducted this study to identify the current de...

    Authors: Abdulrahman Alfawzan, Saad Altalhab and Mohammad Alkhowailed
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2022 20:29
  40. COVID-19 has challenged health systems worldwide, especially the health workforce, a pillar crucial for health systems resilience. Therefore, strengthening health system resilience can be informed by analyzing...

    Authors: Souaad Chemali, Almudena Mari-Sáez, Charbel El Bcheraoui and Heide Weishaar
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2022 20:27
  41. Despite the growth in mobile technologies (mHealth) to support Community Health Worker (CHW) supervision, the nature of mHealth-facilitated supervision remains underexplored. One strategy to support supervisio...

    Authors: James O’Donovan, Ken Kahn, MacKenzie MacRae, Allan Saul Namanda, Rebecca Hamala, Ken Kabali, Anne Geniets, Alice Lakati, Simon M. Mbae and Niall Winters
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2022 20:6
  42. In the field of tuberculosis (TB), Community Healthcare Workers (CHWs) have been engaged for advocacy, case detection, and patient support in a wide range of settings. Estimates predict large-scale shortfalls ...

    Authors: Thu A. Dam, Rachel J. Forse, Phuong M. T. Tran, Luan N. Q. Vo, Andrew J. Codlin, Lan P. Nguyen and Jacob Creswell
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2022 20:25
  43. The close link between human resources for health and the performance of health systems calls for a comprehensive study of the labor market. This paper proposes a performance metric for the nursing labor marke...

    Authors: Gustavo Nigenda, Edson Serván-Mori, Evelyn Fuentes-Rivera, Patricia Aristizabal and Rosa Amarilis Zárate-Grajales
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2022 20:24
  44. Systematic reviews cling to the doctrine that science has an updating databank and attempt to identify all available evidence by featured eligibility criteria to find the answer to a unique scientific question...

    Authors: Meysam Shirzad and Alireza Abbassian
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2022 20:23

    The Letter to the Editor Response to this article has been published in Human Resources for Health 2022 20:26

    The Review to this article has been published in Human Resources for Health 2021 19:42

  45. Nursing personnel are critical for enabling access to health service in primary health care. However, the State of the World’s Nursing 2020 report showed important inequalities in nurse availability between co...

    Authors: Mathieu Boniol, Carey McCarthy, Deen Lawani, Gilles Guillot, Michelle McIsaac and Khassoum Diallo
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2022 20:22