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  1. To understand the roles of nurses with advanced training in paediatrics in the Solomon Islands, and the importance of these roles to child health. To understand how adequately equipped child health nurses feel...

    Authors: Samantha Colquhoun, Divi Ogaoga, Mathias Tamou, Titus Nasi, Rami Subhi and Trevor Duke
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2012 10:45
  2. In recognition of the critical shortage of human resources within health services, community health workers have been trained and deployed to provide primary health care in developing countries. However, very ...

    Authors: Araya Medhanyie, Mark Spigt, GeertJan Dinant and Roman Blanco
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2012 10:44
  3. Competency-based education (CBE) provides a useful alternative to time-based models for preparing health professionals and constructing educational programs. We describe the concept of ‘competence’ and ‘compet...

    Authors: Larry D Gruppen, Rajesh S Mangrulkar and Joseph C Kolars
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2012 10:43
  4. Primary care, an essential determinant of health system equity, efficiency, and effectiveness, is threatened by inadequate supply and distribution of the provider workforce. The Veterans Health Administration ...

    Authors: Perri A Morgan, David H Abbott, Rebecca B McNeil and Deborah A Fisher
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2012 10:42
  5. Uganda, like many developing countries, is committed to achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) by 2015. However, serious challenges prove to hamper the attainment of these goals, particularly the he...

    Authors: George William Lutwama, Janetta Hendrika Roos and Bethabile Lovely Dolamo
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2012 10:41
  6. User fees for primary care services were removed in rural districts in Zambia in 2006. Experience from other countries has suggested that health workers play a key role in determining the success of a fee remo...

    Authors: Barbara S Carasso, Mylene Lagarde, Caesar Cheelo, Collins Chansa and Natasha Palmer
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2012 10:40
  7. Although access to life-saving treatment for patients infected with HIV in South Africa has improved substantially since 2004, treating all eligible patients (universal access) remains elusive. As the prices o...

    Authors: Jan AC Hontelez, Marie-Louise Newell, Ruth M Bland, Kristen Munnelly, Richard J Lessells and Till Bärnighausen
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2012 10:39
  8. Community health workers (CHWs) are increasingly recognized as a critical link in improving access to services and achieving the health-related Millennium Development Goals. Given the financial and human resou...

    Authors: Wanda Jaskiewicz and Kate Tulenko
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2012 10:38
  9. There is great interest in providing primary eye care (PEC) through integration into primary health care (PHC). However, there is little evidence of the productivity of PHC workers in offering primary eye care...

    Authors: Khumbo Kalua, Ruby Tionenji Ng’ongola, Frank Mbewe and Clare Gilbert
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2012 10:37
  10. During 2001–2007, the National Institute of Epidemiology (NIE), Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India admitted 80 trainees in its two-year Field Epidemiology Training Programme (FETP). We evaluated the first seven years ...

    Authors: Tarun Bhatnagar, Mohan D Gupte, Yvan J Hutin, Prabhdeep Kaur, Vasanthapuram Kumaraswami, Ponnaiah Manickam, Manoj Murhekar, Vidya Ramachandran and Ramachandran Ramakrishnan
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2012 10:36
  11. Economically developed countries have recruited large numbers of overseas health workers to fill domestic shortages. Recognition of the negative impact this can have on health care in developing countries led ...

    Authors: Claire Blacklock, Carl Heneghan, David Mant and Alison M Ward
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2012 10:35
  12. Leadership is widely regarded as central to effective health-care systems, and resources are increasingly devoted to the cultivation of strong health-care leadership. Nevertheless, the literature regarding lea...

    Authors: Leslie Curry, Lauren Taylor, Peggy Guey-Chi Chen and Elizabeth Bradley
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2012 10:33
  13. Here, the educational and labour market characteristics of Mexican dentists are revised. Dentistry is a health profession that has been scarcely studied in developing countries. This analysis attempts to under...

    Authors: Luz María González-Robledo, María Cecilia González-Robledo and Gustavo Nigenda
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2012 10:31
  14. Quality of work life (QWL) is defined as the extent to which an employee is satisfied with personal and working needs through participating in the workplace while achieving the goals of the organization. QWL h...

    Authors: Mohammed J Almalki, Gerry FitzGerald and Michele Clark
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2012 10:30
  15. The employment of physician assistants (PAs) is a strategy to improve access to care. Since the new millennium, a handful of countries have turned to PAs as a means to bridge the growing gap between the supply...

    Authors: Luppo Kuilman, Roos MB Nieweg, Cees P van der Schans, Jaap H Strijbos and Roderick S Hooker
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2012 10:28
  16. The Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal is a developing country in South Asia with a population of 29.8 million. In September 2011, there were 18 medical schools with 14 being in the private sector. KIST Medi...

    Authors: P Ravi Shankar and Trilok P Thapa
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2012 10:27
  17. The purpose of the study was to test the hypothesis that strengthening health systems, through improved leadership and management skills of health teams, can contribute to an increase in health-service deliver...

    Authors: La Rue K Seims, Juan Carlos Alegre, Lily Murei, Joan Bragar, Nandita Thatte, Peter Kibunga and Sammuel Cheburet
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2012 10:25
  18. Economic downturns and recession lead to budget cuts and service reductions in the healthcare sector which often precipitate layoffs and hiring freezes. Nurses, being the largest professional group in healthca...

    Authors: Mohamad Alameddine, Andrea Baumann, Audrey Laporte and Raisa Deber
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2012 10:23
  19. In many countries, health-care labour markets are constantly being challenged by an alternation of shortage and oversupply. Avoiding these cyclic variations is a major challenge. In the Netherlands, a workforc...

    Authors: Malou Van Greuningen, Ronald S Batenburg and Lud FJ Van der Velden
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2012 10:21
  20. The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) aim to improve population health and the quality and dignity of people’s lives, but their achievement is constrained by the crisis in human resources for health. An impo...

    Authors: Hasheem Mannan, Camille Boostrom, Malcolm MacLachlan, Eilish McAuliffe, Chapal Khasnabis and Neeru Gupta
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2012 10:20
  21. In many developing countries, such as India, information on human resources in the health sector is incomplete and unreliable. This prevents effective workforce planning and management. This paper aims to addr...

    Authors: Krishna D Rao, Aarushi Bhatnagar and Peter Berman
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2012 10:19
  22. Some studies have suggested that young physicians may have different expectations and practice behaviours than their older generational counterparts, including their reasons for wanting to remain or leave a co...

    Authors: Maria Mathews, Maureen Seguin, Nurun Chowdhury and Robert T Card
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2012 10:18
  23. Research on the mal-distribution of health care workers has focused mainly on physicians and nurses. To meet the Millennium Development Goal Five and the reproductive needs of all women, it is predicted that a...

    Authors: Jody R Lori, Sarah D Rominski, Mawuli Gyakobo, Eunice W Muriu, Nakua E Kweku and Peter Agyei-Baffour
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2012 10:17
  24. We recently proposed that Lebanon could become a regional ‘academic hub’ through the repatriation of emigrated Lebanese physicians who would then provide clinical services in the Arab Gulf region on a locum te...

    Authors: Elie A Akl, Nancy Maroun, Khalil El-Asmar, Eliane Abou Jaoude, Jihad Irani and Kamal Badr
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2012 10:15
  25. Health workers’ attitudes toward immigrant patients influence behaviour, medical decisions, quality of care and health outcomes. Despite the increasing number of immigrant patients in health services and the p...

    Authors: Sónia Dias, Ana Gama, Helena Cargaleiro and Maria O Martins
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2012 10:14
  26. Although rates of maternal and neonatal mortality have decreased in many countries over the last two decades, they remain unacceptably high, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa. Nevertheless, we know little abo...

    Authors: Heather L Sipsma, Leslie A Curry, Jean-Baptiste Kakoma, Erika L Linnander and Elizabeth H Bradley
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2012 10:13
  27. The debate over physicians’ geographical distribution has attracted the attention of the economic and public health literature over the last forty years. Nonetheless, it is still to date unclear what influence...

    Authors: Giuliano Russo, Paulo Ferrinho, Bruno de Sousa and Cláudia Conceição
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2012 10:12
  28. We developed and piloted a methodology to establish TB related work load at primary care level for clinical and laboratory staff. Workload is influenced by activities to be implemented, time to perform them, t...

    Authors: Lucie Blok, Susan van den Hof, Sayoki G Mfinanga, Amos Kahwa, Esther Ngadaya, Liesbeth Oey and Marjolein Dieleman
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2012 10:11
  29. Cuba has extended its medical cooperation to Pacific Island Countries (PICs) by supplying doctors to boost service delivery and offering scholarships for Pacific Islanders to study medicine in Cuba. Given the ...

    Authors: Augustine D Asante, Joel Negin, John Hall, John Dewdney and Anthony B Zwi
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2012 10:10
  30. Despite working in a challenging environment plagued by persistent personnel shortages, public sector midwives in Senegal play a key role in tackling maternal mortality. A better understanding of how they are ...

    Authors: Dominique Rouleau, Pierre Fournier, Aline Philibert, Betty Mbengue and Alexandre Dumont
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2012 10:9
  31. Migration and ethical recruitment of health care workers is receiving increased attention worldwide. Europe’s aging population is creating new opportunities for medical doctors for finding employment in other ...

    Authors: Krzysztof Krajewski-Siuda, Adam Szromek, Piotr Romaniuk, Christian A Gericke, Andrzej Szpak and Krzysztof Kaczmarek
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2012 10:8
  32. Although attainment of the health-related Millennium Development Goals relies on countries having adequate numbers of human resources for health (HRH) and their appropriate distribution, global understanding o...

    Authors: Patricia L Riley, Alexandra Zuber, Stephen M Vindigni, Neeru Gupta, Andre R Verani, Nadine L Sunderland, Michael Friedman, Pascal Zurn, Chijioke Okoro, Heather Patrick and James Campbell
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2012 10:7
  33. In Mexico 87% of births are attended by physicians. However, the decline in the national maternal mortality rate has been slower than expected. The Mexican Ministry of Health’s 2009 strategy to reduce maternal...

    Authors: Lisa M DeMaria, Lourdes Campero, Marianne Vidler and Dilys Walker
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2012 10:6
  34. Professional dental auxiliaries emerged in the early 20th century in the United States of America and quickly spread to Europe and other regions of the world. In Brazil, however, oral health technicians (OHTs)...

    Authors: Carla Aparecida Sanglard-Oliveira, Marcos Azeredo Furquim Werneck, Simone Dutra Lucas and Mauro Henrique Nogueira Guimarães Abreu
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2012 10:5
  35. Sub-Saharan Africa suffers a disproportionate share of the world's burden of disease while having some of the world's greatest health care workforce shortages. Doctors are an important component of any high fu...

    Authors: Candice Chen, Eric Buch, Travis Wassermann, Seble Frehywot, Fitzhugh Mullan, Francis Omaswa, S Ryan Greysen, Joseph C Kolars, Delanyo Dovlo, Diaa Eldin El Gali Abu Bakr, Abraham Haileamlak, Abdel Karim Koumare and Emiola Oluwabunmi Olapade-Olaopa
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2012 10:4
  36. Recent years have seen an unprecedented increase in funds for procurement of health commodities in developing countries. A major challenge now is the efficient delivery of commodities and services to improve p...

    Authors: Fatuma Manzi, Joanna Armstrong Schellenberg, Guy Hutton, Kaspar Wyss, Conrad Mbuya, Kizito Shirima, Hassan Mshinda, Marcel Tanner and David Schellenberg
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2012 10:3
  37. Modern healthcare managers are faced with pressure to deliver effective, efficient services within the context of fixed budget constraints. Managers are required to make decisions regarding the skill mix of th...

    Authors: Linda Cartmill, Tracy A Comans, Michele J Clark, Susan Ash and Lorraine Sheppard
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2012 10:2
  38. One group often identified as having low socioeconomic status, those living in remote or rural areas, are often recognised as bearing an unequal burden of illness in society. This paper aims to examine equity ...

    Authors: Deborah J Schofield, Rupendra N Shrestha and Emily J Callander
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2012 10:1
  39. Despite an increase in efforts to address shortage and performance of Human Resources for Health (HRH), HRH problems continue to hamper quality service delivery. We believe that the influence of governance is ...

    Authors: Marjolein Dieleman and Thea Hilhorst
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2011 9:29
  40. With 15-30% met need for comprehensive emergency obstetrical care (CEmOC) and a 3% caesarean section rate, Tanzania needs to expand the number of facilities providing these services in more remote areas. Consi...

    Authors: Angelo S Nyamtema, Senga K Pemba, Godfrey Mbaruku, Fulgence D Rutasha and Jos van Roosmalen
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2011 9:28
  41. Over thirty years have passed since the Alma-Ata Declaration on primary health care in 1978. Many governments in the first decade following the declaration responded by developing national programmes of commun...

    Authors: Jason B Christopher, Alex Le May, Simon Lewin and David A Ross
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2011 9:27