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  1. The aim of this paper was to evaluate the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of alternative training strategies for increasing access to emergency obstetric care in Burkina Faso.

    Authors: Sennen H Hounton, David Newlands, Nicolas Meda and Vincent De Brouwere
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2009 7:34
  2. Low-income countries with high HIV/AIDS burdens in sub-Saharan Africa must deal with severe shortages of qualified human resources for health. This situation has triggered the renewed interest in community hea...

    Authors: Katharina Hermann, Wim Van Damme, George W Pariyo, Erik Schouten, Yibeltal Assefa, Anna Cirera and William Massavon
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2009 7:31
  3. The Federal Ministry of Health of Ethiopia is implementing an ambitious and rapid scale-up of health care services for the prevention, care and treatment of HIV/AIDS in public facilities. With support from the...

    Authors: Marion E McNabb, Cynthia A Hiner, Anne Pfitzer, Yassir Abduljewad, Mesrak Nadew, Petros Faltamo and Jean Anderson
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2009 7:29
  4. The human resources crisis in Africa is especially acute in the public health field. Through distance education, the School of Public Health of the University of the Western Cape, South Africa, has provided ac...

    Authors: Lucy Alexander, Ehi Uche Igumbor and David Sanders
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2009 7:28
  5. There is broad policy consensus that a shortage of doctors and nurses is a key constraint to increasing utilization of essential health services important for achieving the health Millennium Development Goals....

    Authors: Margaret E Kruk, Marta R Prescott, Helen de Pinho and Sandro Galea
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2009 7:27
  6. This study aims to explore the experience of conflict as perceived by Iranian hospital nurses in Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran. Although conflict-control approaches have been extensively researched througho...

    Authors: Nahid Dehghan Nayeri and Reza Negarandeh
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2009 7:25
  7. Rural township health centres and urban community health centres play a crucial role in the delivery of primary health care in China. Over the past two-and-a-half decades, these health institutions have not be...

    Authors: Qingyue Meng, Jing Yuan, Limei Jing and Junhua Zhang
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2009 7:24
  8. HIV counseling and testing, HIV prevention and provision of HIV care and support are essential activities to reduce the burden of HIV among patients with TB, and should be integrated into routine TB care.

    Authors: Koen Vanden Driessche, Mulangu Sabue, Wendy Dufour, Frieda Behets and Annelies Van Rie
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2009 7:23
  9. East African countries have in the recent past experienced a tremendous increase in the volume of antiretroviral drugs. Capacity to manage these medicines in the region remains limited. Makerere University, wi...

    Authors: Paul J Waako, Richard Odoi-adome, Celestino Obua, Erisa Owino, Winnie Tumwikirize, Jasper Ogwal-okeng, Willy W Anokbonggo, Lloyd Matowe and Onesky Aupont
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2009 7:21
  10. The Ministry of Health and Medical Education in the Islamic Republic of Iran has undertaken a reform of its health system, in which-lower level managers are given new roles and responsibilities in a decentrali...

    Authors: Maye Omar, Nancy Gerein, Ehsanullah Tarin, Christopher Butcher, Stephen Pearson and Gholamreza Heidari
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2009 7:20
  11. Access to governmental and international nongovernmental sources of health care within eastern Myanmar's conflict regions is virtually nonexistent. Historically, under these circumstances effective care for th...

    Authors: Allison J Richard, Catherine I Lee, Matthew G Richard, Eh Kalu Shwe Oo, Thomas Lee and Lawrence Stock
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2009 7:19
  12. Developing countries are currently struggling to achieve the Millennium Development Goal Five of reducing maternal mortality by three quarters between 1990 and 2015. Many health systems are facing acute shorta...

    Authors: Karl Krupp and Purnima Madhivanan
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2009 7:18
  13. Vancouver Island lies just off the southwest coast of Canada. Separated from the large urban area of Greater Vancouver (estimated population 2.17 million) by the Georgia Strait, this geographical location pose...

    Authors: Mary Ellen Purkis, Barbara Herringer, Lynn Stevenson, Laureen Styles and Jocelyne Van Neste-Kenny
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2009 7:17
  14. This study examines the potential of aid effectiveness to positively influence human resources for health in developing countries, based on research carried out in the Lao People's Democratic Republic (Lao PDR...

    Authors: Rebecca Dodd, Peter S Hill, Dean Shuey and Adélio Fernandes Antunes
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2009 7:16
  15. Malawi has a chronic shortage of human resources for health. This has a significant impact on maternal health, with mortality rates amongst the highest in the world. Mid-level cadres of health workers provide ...

    Authors: Susan Bradley and Eilish McAuliffe
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2009 7:14
  16. Much has been written in the past decade about the health workforce crisis that is crippling health service delivery in many middle-income and low-income countries. Countries having lost most of their highly q...

    Authors: Eilish McAuliffe, Cameron Bowie, Ogenna Manafa, Fresier Maseko, Malcolm MacLachlan, David Hevey, Charles Normand and Maureen Chirwa
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2009 7:13
  17. In many countries, there is a surplus of physicians in some communities and a shortage in others. Population size is known to be correlated with the number of physicians in a community, and is conventionally c...

    Authors: Masatoshi Matsumoto, Kazuo Inoue, Satomi Noguchi, Satoshi Toyokawa and Eiji Kajii
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2009 7:12
  18. To evaluate the effectiveness and sustainability of a voluntary counseling and testing (VCT) training program based on a training-of-trainers (TOT) model in the Caribbean Region, we gathered data on the percen...

    Authors: Cynthia A Hiner, Brinnon Garrett Mandel, Marcia R Weaver, Douglas Bruce, Robert McLaughlin and Jean Anderson
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2009 7:11
  19. Anticipating physician supply to tackle future health challenges is a crucial but complex task for policy planners. A number of forecasting tools are available, but the methods, advantages and shortcomings of ...

    Authors: Dominique Roberfroid, Christian Leonard and Sabine Stordeur
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2009 7:10
  20. Since the beginning of the 21st century, development assistance for HIV/AIDS has increasingly been provided through Global Health Initiatives, specifically the United States Presidential Emergency Plan for AIDS R...

    Authors: Johanna Hanefeld and Maurice Musheke
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2009 7:8
  21. In response to recent findings regarding migration of health workers out of Africa, we provide data from a survey of Indian nurses suggesting that up to one fifth of the nursing labour force may be lost to wea...

    Authors: Michael Hawkes, Mary Kolenko, Michelle Shockness and Krishna Diwaker
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2009 7:5
  22. While evaluation is, in theory, a component of training programmes in health planning, training needs in this area remain significant. Improving health systems necessarily calls for having more professionals w...

    Authors: Valéry Ridde, Pierre Fournier, Baya Banza, Caroline Tourigny and Dieudonné Ouédraogo
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2009 7:3
  23. Despite progress in developing more effective training methodologies, training initiatives for health workers continue to experience common pitfalls that have beset the overall success and cost-effectiveness o...

    Authors: Pape A Gaye and David Nelson
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2009 7:2
  24. International initiatives such as the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief and the President's Malaria Initiative have significantly increased ava...

    Authors: Lloyd Matowe, Paul Waako, Richard Odoi Adome, Isaac Kibwage, Omary Minzi and Emile Bienvenu
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2008 6:30
  25. Increased immunization coverage is an important step towards fulfilling the Millennium Development Goal of reducing childhood mortality. Recent cross-sectional and cross-national research has indicated that ph...

    Authors: Andrew D Mitchell, Thomas J Bossert, Winnie Yip and Salih Mollahaliloglu
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2008 6:29
  26. The Central America Field Epidemiology Training Program (CA FETP) is a public health capacity-building training programme aimed at developing high-caliber field epidemiologists at various levels of the public ...

    Authors: Augusto López and Victor M Cáceres
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2008 6:27
  27. As The World health report 2006 emphasized, there is increasing consensus that training programmes should focus on "know-how" instead of "know-all." Health workers need to know how to do the job they will be expe...

    Authors: Catherine J Murphy
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2008 6:26
  28. While attraction of doctors to rural settings is increasing in Mali, there is concern for their retention. An orientation course for young practicing rural doctors was set up in 2003 by a professional associat...

    Authors: Monique Van Dormael, Sylvie Dugas, Yacouba Kone, Seydou Coulibaly, Mansour Sy, Bruno Marchal and Dominique Desplats
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2008 6:25
  29. As part of the special feature on leadership and human resources (HR), Management Sciences for Health profiles three leaders who have made a significance difference in the HR situation in their countries. By t...

    Authors: Judith Schiffbauer, Julie Barrett O'Brien, Barbara K Timmons and William N Kiarie
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2008 6:23
  30. The theory of planned behaviour states that attitudinal variables (e.g. job satisfaction) only have an indirect effect on retention whereas intentions have a direct effect. This study uses secondary data from ...

    Authors: Trevor Murrells, Sarah Robinson and Peter Griffiths
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2008 6:22
  31. A crucial question in the aim to attain MDG5 is whether it can be achieved faster with the scaling up of multi-purpose health workers operating in the community or with the scaling up of professional skilled b...

    Authors: Vincent Fauveau, Della R Sherratt and Luc de Bernis
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2008 6:21
  32. Preparing health workers to confront the HIV/AIDS epidemic is an urgent challenge in Haiti, where the HIV prevalence rate is 2.2% and approximately 10 100 people are taking antiretroviral treatment. There is a...

    Authors: Elisa Knebel, Nancy Puttkammer, Adrien Demes, Ruth Devirois and Mona Prismy
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2008 6:17
  33. In common with other developing countries, South Africa's public health system is characterised by human resource shortfalls. These are likely to be exacerbated by the escalating demand for HIV care and a larg...

    Authors: Dingie HCJ van Rensburg, Francois Steyn, Helen Schneider and Les Loffstadt
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2008 6:15