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  1. This paper presents the results of a case study that analyses the critical factors that influence the implementation of professional health education via blended learning in Dadaab refugee camp. It explores in...

    Authors: Aude D. Burkardt, Nicerine Krause and Minerva C. Rivas Velarde

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2019 17:98

    Content type: Research

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  2. Medicine is a high-status, high-skill occupation which has traditionally provided access to good quality jobs and relatively high salaries. In Ireland, historic underfunding combined with austerity-related cut...

    Authors: N. Humphries, A. M. McDermott, E. Conway, J-P Byrne, L. Prihodova, R. Costello and A. Matthews

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2019 17:97

    Content type: Research

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  3. A mismatch between the requirement and annual production of obstetricians and gynecologists (OBs-GYNs) was observed in Nepal. On top of that, recruitment and retention of OBs-GYNs is a pressing problem, especi...

    Authors: Bishnu Gautam, Vishnu Prasad Sapkota and Rajendra Raj Wagle

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2019 17:96

    Content type: Research

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  4. Nurse prescribing of medicines is increasing worldwide, but there is limited research in Europe. The objective of this study was to analyse which countries in Europe have adopted laws on nurse prescribing.

    Authors: Claudia B. Maier

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2019 17:95

    Content type: Research

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  5. An important strategy to reduce maternal and child mortality in Mali is to increase the number of deliveries assisted by qualified personnel in primary care facilities, especially in rural areas. However, plac...

    Authors: Cheick Sidya Sidibé, Ousmane Touré, Laurence Codjia, Assa Sidibé Keïta, Jacqueline E. W. Broerse and Marjolein Dieleman

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2019 17:94

    Content type: Research

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  6. Maternity waiting homes (MWHs) are a potential strategy to address low facility delivery rates resulting from access-associated barriers in resource-limited settings. Within a cluster-randomized controlled tri...

    Authors: Jeanette L. Kaiser, Rachel M. Fong, Thandiwe Ngoma, Kathleen Lucile McGlasson, Godfrey Biemba, Davidson H. Hamer, Misheck Bwalya, Maynards Chasaya and Nancy A. Scott

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2019 17:93

    Content type: Research

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  7. Healthcare providers (HCPs) are recognized as one of the cornerstones and drivers of health interventions. Roles such as documentation of patient care, data management, analysing, interpreting and appropriate ...

    Authors: Edward Nicol, Eunice Turawa and George Bonsu

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2019 17:92

    Content type: Review

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  8. Recent studies reveal public-sector healthcare providers in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) are frequently absent from work, solicit informal payments for service delivery, and engage in disrespectful...

    Authors: Katherine Tumlinson, Dilshad Jaff, Barbara Stilwell, Dickens Otieno Onyango and Kenneth L. Leonard

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2019 17:91

    Content type: Commentary

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  9. Ischaemic stroke care requires a co-ordinated multi-disciplinary approach to optimise patient outcomes. Current care provision in Saudi Arabia is below international recommendations, and with increasing patien...

    Authors: Fahmi Al-Senani, Mohammad Salawati, Mohammed AlJohani, Matthieu Cuche, Valeska Seguel Ravest and Simon Eggington

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2019 17:90

    Content type: Research

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  10. Precarization of labor conditions has been expanding over the last three decades as a consequence of global economic transformations. The health workforce labor market is exposed to these transformations as we...

    Authors: Patricia Aristizabal, Gustavo Nigenda and Edson Serván-Mori

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2019 17:87

    Content type: Research

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  11. With the 40th anniversary of the Declaration of Alma-Ata, a global effort is underway to re-focus on strengthening primary health care systems, with emphasis on leveraging community health workers (CHWs) towar...

    Authors: Smisha Agarwal, Pooja Sripad, Caroline Johnson, Karen Kirk, Ben Bellows, Joseph Ana, Vince Blaser, Meghan Bruce Kumar, Kathleen Buchholz, Alain Casseus, Nan Chen, Hannah Sarah Faich Dini, Rachel Hoy Deussom, David Jacobstein, Richard Kintu, Nazo Kureshy…

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2019 17:86

    Content type: Research

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  12. A competent, responsive, and productive health workforce is central to a well-performing health system capable of providing universal access to high-quality care. Ensuring health workers’ psychological wellbei...

    Authors: Julia Lohmann, Olzhas Shulenbayev, Danielle Wilhelm, Adamson S. Muula and Manuela De Allegri

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2019 17:85

    Content type: Research

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  13. The original article [1] contained an error in the presentation of all figures and tables; each figure and table is now set out and designated appropriately in the original article.

    Authors: Geordan Shannon, Nicole Minckas, Des Tan, Hassan Haghparast-Bidgoli, Neha Batura and Jenevieve Mannell

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2019 17:84

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in Human Resources for Health 2019 17:72

  14. China’s TB control system has been transforming its service delivery model from CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)-led model to the designated hospital-led model to combat the high disease burden...

    Authors: Ziyue Wang, Weixi Jiang, Yuhong Liu, Lijie Zhang, Anna Zhu, Shenglan Tang and Xiaoyun Liu

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2019 17:83

    Content type: Research

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  15. Emigration of domestically-trained health professionals is widespread, including in Ireland which has the highest rate of medical graduates in the OECD. Ireland’s failure to retain graduates necessitates high ...

    Authors: Frances Cronin, Nicholas Clarke, Louise Hendrick, Ronan Conroy and Ruairi Brugha

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2019 17:74

    Content type: Research

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  16. Job satisfaction of doctors is an important factor determining quality and performance of a health system. The aim of this study was to assess job satisfaction among doctors of the public and private primary c...

    Authors: N. Ab Rahman, M. Husin, K. Dahian, K. Mohamad Noh, R. Atun and S. Sivasampu

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2019 17:82

    Content type: Research

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  17. The 2014–2016 Ebola epidemic in West Africa placed greater demands on the affected countries’ already scarce health workforce. Consequently, governments in the most affected West African countries made appeals...

    Authors: Lonzozou Kpanake, Togba Dounamou, Paul Clay Sorum and Etienne Mullet

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2019 17:81

    Content type: Research

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  18. There are staff shortages nation-wide in residential aged care, which is only predicted to grow as the population ages in Australia. The aged care staff shortage is compounded in rural and remote areas where t...

    Authors: Kaye Ervin, Carol Reid, Anna Moran, Cynthia Opie and Helen Haines

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2019 17:80

    Content type: Research

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  19. The control and elimination of Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) is dependent on mass administration of medicines (MAM) in communities and schools by community drug distributers (CDDs) who are supported and s...

    Authors: Akinola Oluwole, Laura Dean, Luret Lar, Kabiru Salami, Okefu Okoko, Sunday Isiyaku, Ruth Dixon, Elizabeth Elhassan, Elena Schmidt, Rachael Thomson, Sally Theobald and Kim Ozano

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2019 17:79

    Content type: Research

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  20. The physician assistant (PA) and the nurse practitioner (NP) were introduced into The Netherlands in 2001 and 1997 respectively. By the second decade, national policies had accelerated the acceptance and devel...

    Authors: G. T. W. J. van den Brink, A. J. Kouwen, R. S. Hooker, H. Vermeulen and M. G. H. Laurant

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2019 17:78

    Content type: Research

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  21. Healthcare reform in China has attracted worldwide interest and reached a new juncture. In an attempt to improve healthcare quality and patient satisfaction, the government of Beijing introduced comprehensive ...

    Authors: Jianwei Deng, Yangyang Sun, Run Lei, Yilun Guo, Jian Liu and Tianan Yang

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2019 17:77

    Content type: Research

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  22. Based in part on the success of India’s early community health worker (CHW) programs, the Government of India launched in 1977 a national CHW scheme—the Village Health Guides (VHGs)—to provide preventive, prom...

    Authors: Rachel J. Strodel and Henry B. Perry

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2019 17:76

    Content type: Case study

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  23. Choosing who should be recruited as a community health worker (CHW) is an important task, for their future performance partly depends on their ability to learn the required knowledge and skills, and their persona...

    Authors: Celia Brown, Richard Lilford, Frances Griffiths, Prince Oppong-Darko, Myness Ndambo, Marion Okoh-Owusu and Emily Wroe

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2019 17:75

    Content type: Case study

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  24. The Indian National Program for Cardiovascular Disease, Diabetes, Cancer and Stroke (NPCDCS) was introduced to provide non-communicable disease (NCD) care through primary healthcare teams including Accredited ...

    Authors: Marwa Abdel-All, Seye Abimbola, D. Praveen and Rohina Joshi

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2019 17:73

    Content type: Research

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  25. The feminisation of the global health workforce presents a unique challenge for human resource policy and health sector reform which requires an explicit gender focus. Relatively little is known about changes ...

    Authors: Geordan Shannon, Nicole Minckas, Des Tan, Hassan Haghparast-Bidgoli, Neha Batura and Jenevieve Mannell

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2019 17:72

    Content type: Research

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Human Resources for Health 2019 17:84

  26. Worldwide, physicians are migrating to new countries and want to practise their profession. However, they may experience difficulties doing so. To optimise and accelerate their entrance into and advancement wi...

    Authors: Linda Sturesson, Magnus Öhlander, Gunnar H. Nilsson, Per J. Palmgren and Terese Stenfors

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2019 17:71

    Content type: Research

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  27. Against the backdrop of integrating public health services and clinical services at primary healthcare (PHC) institutions, primary healthcare providers (PCPs) have taken on expanded roles. This posed a potenti...

    Authors: Yinzi Jin, Haipeng Wang, Dan Wang and Beibei Yuan

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2019 17:70

    Content type: Research

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  28. Lean thinking is one of several operations-management techniques which have yet to be fully embraced in the South African health care sector. In most health care managers’ service delivery mandates, what needs to...

    Authors: Logandran Naidoo and Ziska Fields

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2019 17:69

    Content type: Research

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  29. In 2006, the Government of India launched the accredited social health activist (ASHA) program, with the goal to connect marginalized communities to the health care system. We assessed the effect of the ASHA p...

    Authors: Smisha Agarwal, Sian L. Curtis, Gustavo Angeles, Ilene S. Speizer, Kavita Singh and James C. Thomas

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2019 17:68

    Content type: Research

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  30. Family medicine (FM) residents choose among a range of options as they enter practice, including practice model, clinical domains, settings, and populations. The choices they make have implications for primary...

    Authors: Miriam Ruth Lavergne, Andrea Gonzalez, Megan Alyssa Ahuja, Lindsay Hedden and Rita McCracken

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2019 17:67

    Content type: Research

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  31. This study contributes to a small but growing body of literature on how context influences employee turnover intention. We examine the impact of staff perceptions of supervisory leadership support for safety, ...

    Authors: Shahram Zaheer, Liane Ginsburg, Hannah J. Wong, Kelly Thomson, Lorna Bain and Zaev Wulffhart

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2019 17:66

    Content type: Research

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  32. The aim of the hermeneutic review was to identify and clarify the mechanisms by which the Diabetes Specialist Nursing workforce affect the outcomes of diabetes patients, with a focus on those in the United Kin...

    Authors: Jessica Lawler, Paul Trevatt, Clare Elliot and Alison Leary

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2019 17:65

    Content type: Review

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  33. Violence is a public health issue. It is the consequence of a complex set of interacting political, social, and economic factors firmly rooted in past and current injustice. South Africa remains one of the mos...

    Authors: Leanne Brady, Shaheem De Vries, Rushaana Gallow, Asha George, Lucy Gilson, Moira Louw, Abdul Waheem Martin, Khalid Shamis and Toni Stuart

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2019 17:64

    Content type: Commentary

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  34. The state of the Guinean health workforce is one of the country’s bottlenecks in advancing health outcomes. The impact of the 2014–2015 Ebola virus disease outbreak and resulting international attention has pr...

    Authors: Remco van de Pas, Delphin Kolie, Alexandre Delamou and Wim Van Damme

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2019 17:63

    Content type: Research

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  35. Compulsory 3-year public service was implemented in 1967 as a measure to tackle the maldistribution of doctors in Thailand. Currently, therefore, most medical graduates work in rural community hospitals for th...

    Authors: Dumrongrat Lertrattananon, Wirun Limsawart, Alan Dellow and Helen Pugsley

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2019 17:62

    Content type: Research

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  36. The global shortage of surgeons disproportionately impacts low- and middle-income countries. To mitigate this, Zambia introduced a ‘task-shifting’ solution and started to train non-physician clinicians (NPCs) ...

    Authors: Jakub Gajewski, Mweene Cheelo, Leon Bijlmakers, John Kachimba, Chiara Pittalis and Ruairi Brugha

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2019 17:60

    Content type: Research

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  37. The recent publication of the WHO guideline on support to optimise community health worker (CHW) programmes illustrates the renewed attention for the need to strengthen the performance of CHWs. Performance par...

    Authors: Hermen Ormel, Maryse Kok, Sumit Kane, Rukhsana Ahmed, Kingsley Chikaphupha, Sabina Faiz Rashid, Daniel Gemechu, Lilian Otiso, Mohsin Sidat, Sally Theobald, Miriam Taegtmeyer and Korrie de Koning

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2019 17:59

    Content type: Research

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  38. The short-term course of burnout in healthcare workers in low- and middle-income countries has undergone limited evaluation. The aim of this study was to assess the short-term outcome of burnout symptoms in th...

    Authors: Medhin Selamu, Charlotte Hanlon, Girmay Medhin, Graham Thornicroft and Abebaw Fekadu

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2019 17:58

    Content type: Research

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  39. Elevated blood pressure is the leading risk for mortality in the world. Task redistribution has been shown to be efficacious for hypertension management in low- and middle-income countries. However, the workfo...

    Authors: Rajesh Vedanthan, Danielle J. Lee, Jemima H. Kamano, Omarys I. Herasme, Peninah Kiptoo, Deborah Tulienge, Sylvester Kimaiyo, Hari Balasubramanian and Valentin Fuster

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2019 17:57

    Content type: Research

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  40. At present, over 215 million people live outside their countries of birth, many of which are referred to as diaspora—those that live in host countries but maintain strong sentimental and material links with th...

    Authors: Seble Frehywot, Chulwoo Park and Alexandra Infanzon

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2019 17:56

    Content type: Research

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  41. The World Health Organization’s global strategy on human resources for health includes an objective to align investment in human resources for health with the current and future needs of the population. Althou...

    Authors: Susan Ahern, Noel Woods, Olivier Kalmus, Stephen Birch and Stefan Listl

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2019 17:55

    Content type: Research

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  42. Nurses and midwives are the largest component of the health workforce in many countries. The World Health Organization (WHO) together with its partners facilitates the joint development of strategic policy gui...

    Authors: Onyema Ajuebor, Carey McCarthy, Yin Li, Sumaya Mohamed Al-Blooshi, Nonhlanhla Makhanya and Giorgio Cometto

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2019 17:54

    Content type: Research

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  43. Medical tourism, which involves cross-border travel to access private, non-emergency medical interventions, is growing in many Latin American Caribbean countries. The commodification and export of private heal...

    Authors: Valorie A. Crooks, Ronald Labonté, Alejandro Ceron, Rory Johnston, Jeremy Snyder and Marcie Snyder

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2019 17:53

    Content type: Research

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  44. Gender equity remains a challenge across various labor markets with the health market being no exception. Despite the increased influx of women into health professions, horizontal and vertical occupational gen...

    Authors: Nour El Arnaout, Rana F. Chehab, Bayan Rafii and Mohamad Alameddine

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2019 17:52

    Content type: Review

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  45. Early retirement (before age 65) is the norm among registered nurses (RNs) and allied health professionals (AHPs) employed in Canada’s public system. As a country whose population is rapidly aging, it is in Ca...

    Authors: Sarah Hewko, Trish Reay, Carole A. Estabrooks and Greta G. Cummings

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2019 17:49

    Content type: Research

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