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  1. There is increasing attention, globally and in countries, to monitoring and addressing the health systems and human resources inputs, processes and outputs that impede or facilitate progress towards achieving ...

    Authors: Neeru Gupta, Blerta Maliqi, Adson França, Frank Nyonator, Muhammad A Pate, David Sanders, Hedia Belhadj and Bernadette Daelmans
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2011 9:16
  2. Starting in the late 1980s, the Japanese government decreased the number of students accepted into medical school each year in order to reduce healthcare spending. The result of this policy is a serious shorta...

    Authors: Hideaki Takata, Hiroshi Nagata, Hiroki Nogawa and Hiroshi Tanaka
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2011 9:14
  3. The ability of many countries to achieve national health goals such as the Millennium Development Goals remains hindered by inadequate and poorly distributed health personnel, including doctors. The distributi...

    Authors: Rachel C Snow, Kwesi Asabir, Massy Mutumba, Elizabeth Koomson, Kofi Gyan, Mawuli Dzodzomenyo, Margaret Kruk and Janet Kwansah
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2011 9:13
  4. Following twenty years of economic and social growth, Liberia's fourteen-year civil war destroyed its health system, with most of the health workforce leaving the country. Following the inauguration of the Sir...

    Authors: S Tornorlah Varpilah, Meredith Safer, Erica Frenkel, Duza Baba, Moses Massaquoi and Genevieve Barrow
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2011 9:11
  5. Responsible governance is crucial to national development and a catalyst for achieving the Millennium Development Goals. To date, governance seems to have been a neglected issue in the field of human resources...

    Authors: Marjolein Dieleman, Daniel MP Shaw and Prisca Zwanikken
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2011 9:10
  6. The purpose of this paper is to describe and analyze the professional expectations of medical students during the 2007-2008 academic year at the public medical schools of Angola, Guinea-Bissau and Mozambique, ...

    Authors: Paulo Ferrinho, Mohsin Sidat, Mário Jorge Fresta, Amabélia Rodrigues, Inês Fronteira, Florinda da Silva, Hugo Mercer, Jorge Cabral and Gilles Dussault
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2011 9:9
  7. Increasing the availability of health workers in remote and rural areas through improved health workforce recruitment and retention is crucial to population health. However, information about the costs of such...

    Authors: Pascal Zurn, Marko Vujicic, Christophe Lemière, Maud Juquois, Laura Stormont, Jim Campbell, Martine Rutten and Jean-Marc Braichet
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2011 9:8
  8. Physicians leaving and reentering clinical practice can have significant medical workforce implications. We surveyed inactive physicians younger than typical retirement age to determine their reasons for clini...

    Authors: Ethan A Jewett, Sarah E Brotherton and Holly Ruch-Ross
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2011 9:7
  9. There is continuing discussion in Indonesia about the need for improved information on human resources for health at the district level where programs are actually delivered. This is particularly the case afte...

    Authors: Peter Heywood, Nida P Harahap and Siska Aryani
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2011 9:5
  10. Bangladesh is identified as one of the countries with severe health worker shortages. However, there is a lack of comprehensive data on human resources for health (HRH) in the formal and informal sectors in Ba...

    Authors: Syed Masud Ahmed, Md Awlad Hossain, Ahmed Mushtaque RajaChowdhury and Abbas Uddin Bhuiya
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2011 9:3
  11. Health workforce needs-based shortages and skill mix imbalances are significant health workforce challenges. Task shifting, defined as delegating tasks to existing or new cadres with either less training or na...

    Authors: Brent D Fulton, Richard M Scheffler, Susan P Sparkes, Erica Yoonkyung Auh, Marko Vujicic and Agnes Soucat
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2011 9:1
  12. Tanzania, like many developing countries, faces a crisis in human resources for health. The government has looked for ways to increase the number and skills of health workers, including using distance learning...

    Authors: Anya J Nartker, Liz Stevens, Alyson Shumays, Martin Kalowela, Daniel Kisimbo and Katy Potter
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2010 8:30
  13. This paper examines the issue of workforce stability and turnover in the context of policy attempts to improve retention of health workers. The paper argues that there are significant benefits to supporting po...

    Authors: James Buchan
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2010 8:29
  14. Planning human resources for health (HRH) is a complex process for policy-makers and, as a result, many countries worldwide swing from surplus to shortage. In-depth case studies can help appraising the challen...

    Authors: Sabine Stordeur and Christian Léonard
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2010 8:28
  15. Ensuring health worker job satisfaction and motivation are important if health workers are to be retained and effectively deliver health services in many developing countries, whether they work in the public o...

    Authors: David H Peters, Subrata Chakraborty, Prasanta Mahapatra and Laura Steinhardt
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2010 8:27
  16. The objective of this study was to investigate how medical and nursing staff of the Nicosia General Hospital is affected by specific motivation factors, and the association between job satisfaction and motivation

    Authors: Persefoni Lambrou, Nick Kontodimopoulos and Dimitris Niakas
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2010 8:26
  17. Many resource-constrained countries now train non-physician clinicians in HIV/AIDS care, a strategy known as 'task-shifting.' There is as yet no evidence-based international standard for training these cadres....

    Authors: Paula E Brentlinger, Américo Assan, Florindo Mudender, Annette E Ghee, José Vallejo Torres, Pilar Martínez Martínez, Oliver Bacon, Rui Bastos, Rolanda Manuel, Lucy Ramirez Li, Catherine McKinney and Lisa J Nelson
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2010 8:23
  18. The Ministry of Health (MoH) in Zambia is operating with fewer than half of the human resources for health (HRH) necessary to meet basic population health needs. Responding urgently to address this HRH crisis,...

    Authors: Aaron Tjoa, Margaret Kapihya, Miriam Libetwa, Joanne Lee, Charmaine Pattinson, Elizabeth McCarthy and Kate Schroder
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2010 8:22
  19. This paper compares the socioeconomic profile of medical students registered at the Faculty of Medicine of Universidade Eduardo Mondlane (FM-UEM), Maputo, for the years 1998/99 and 2007/08.

    Authors: Paulo Ferrinho, Inês Fronteira, Mohsin Sidat, Fernando da Sousa Jr and Gilles Dussault
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2010 8:21
  20. Follow-up studies of former students are an efficient way to organize the entire process of professional training and curriculum evaluation. The aim of this study was to identify professional profile subgroups...

    Authors: Maria F Nunes, Erica T Silva, Laura B Santos, Maria G Queiroz and Cláudio R Leles
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2010 8:20
  21. Shortages of health workers are obstacles to utilising global health initiative (GHI) funds effectively in Africa. This paper reports and analyses two countries' health workforce responses during a period of l...

    Authors: Ruairí Brugha, John Kadzandira, Joseph Simbaya, Patrick Dicker, Victor Mwapasa and Aisling Walsh
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2010 8:19
  22. The current shortage of human resources for health threatens the attainment of the Millennium Development Goals. There is currently limited published evidence of health-related training programmes in Africa th...

    Authors: David Mukanga, Olivia Namusisi, Sheba N Gitta, George Pariyo, Mufuta Tshimanga, Angela Weaver and Murray Trostle
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2010 8:18
  23. Capacity-building programs are vital for healthcare workforce development in low- and middle-income countries. In addition to increasing human capital, participation in such programs may lead to new profession...

    Authors: Shoba Ramanadhan, Sosena Kebede, Jeannie Mantopoulos and Elizabeth H Bradley
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2010 8:17
  24. The aim of this study is to determine the prevalence of burnout in Greek medical residents, investigate its relationship with training satisfaction during residency and survey Greek medical residents' opinion ...

    Authors: Pavlos Msaouel, Nikolaos C Keramaris, Athanasios Tasoulis, Dimitrios Kolokythas, Nikolaos Syrmos, Nikolaos Pararas, Eleftherios Thireos and Christos Lionis
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2010 8:16
  25. The Ministry of Health (MOH) in Zambia is currently operating with fewer than half of the health workers required to deliver basic health services. The MOH has developed a human resources for health (HRH) stra...

    Authors: Aaron Tjoa, Margaret Kapihya, Miriam Libetwa, Kate Schroder, Callie Scott, Joanne Lee and Elizabeth McCarthy
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2010 8:15
  26. In the context of the current human resources for health (HRH) crisis, the need for comprehensive Human Resources Development Plans (HRDP) is acute, especially in resource-scarce sub-Saharan African countries....

    Authors: Amanda K Tyrrell, Giuliano Russo, Gilles Dussault and Paulo Ferrinho
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2010 8:14
  27. Well-trained and highly motivated community health workers (CHWs) are critical for delivery of many community-based newborn care interventions. High rates of CHW attrition undermine programme effectiveness and...

    Authors: Syed Moshfiqur Rahman, Nabeel Ashraf Ali, Larissa Jennings, M Habibur R Seraji, Ishtiaq Mannan, Rasheduzzaman Shah, Arif Billah Al-Mahmud, Sanwarul Bari, Daniel Hossain, Milan Krishna Das, Abdullah H Baqui, Shams El Arifeen and Peter J Winch
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2010 8:12
  28. The Longitudinal Analysis of Nursing Education (LANE) study was initiated in 2002, with the aim of longitudinally examining a wide variety of individual and work-related variables related to psychological and ...

    Authors: Ann Rudman, Marianne Omne-Pontén, Lars Wallin and Petter J Gustavsson
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2010 8:10
  29. The Australian dental workforce is ageing and current shortages have been predicted to worsen with the retirement of the growing contingent of older dentists. However, these predictions have been based on reti...

    Authors: Deborah Schofield, Susan Fletcher, Sue Page and Emily Callander
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2010 8:9
  30. Recent years have seen a re-emergence of community health worker (CHW) interventions, especially in relation to HIV care, and in increasing coverage of child health interventions. Such programmes can be partic...

    Authors: Karen Daniels, Barni Nor, Debra Jackson, Eva-Charlotte Ekström and Tanya Doherty
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2010 8:6
  31. Management training is fundamental to developing human resources for health. Particularly as Liberia revives its health delivery system, facility and county health team managers are central to progress. Nevert...

    Authors: Laura A Rowe, Sister Barbara Brillant, Emily Cleveland, Bernice T Dahn, Shoba Ramanadhan, Mae Podesta and Elizabeth H Bradley
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2010 8:5
  32. The United Republic of Tanzania, like many other countries in sub-Saharan Africa, faces a human resources crisis in its health sector, with a small and inequitably distributed health workforce. Rural areas and...

    Authors: Beatus K Leon and Julie Riise Kolstad
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2010 8:3
  33. Ghana has a high maternal mortality rate of 540 per 100 000. Although abortion complications usually are treatable, the risks of morbidity and death increase when treatment is delayed. Delay in care may occur ...

    Authors: Gertrude Voetagbe, Nathaniel Yellu, Joseph Mills, Ellen Mitchell, Amanda Adu-Amankwah, Koma Jehu-Appiah and Felix Nyante
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2010 8:2
  34. In 2002, the Egypt Ministry of Health and Population faced the challenge of improving access to and quality of services in rural Upper Egypt in the face of low morale among health workers and managers.

    Authors: Morsi Mansour, Joan Bragar Mansour and Abdo Hasan El Swesy
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2010 8:1
  35. In 2000, an external review mission of the National Tuberculosis Control Programme of Indonesia identified suboptimal results of TB control activities. This led to a prioritization on human resource capacity b...

    Authors: Carmelia Basri, Karin Bergström, Wanda Walton, Asik Surya, Jan Voskens and Firdosi Metha
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2009 7:85