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  1. Research

    Perspectives and experiences of community health workers in Brazilian primary care centers using m-health tools in home visits with community members

    Mobile health (m-health) tools are a promising strategy to facilitate the work of community health workers (CHWs) in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). Despite their potential value, little is known abo...

    Julia Schoen, John William Mallett, Rebecca Grossman-Kahn, Alexandra Brentani, Elizabeth Kaselitz and Michele Heisler

    Human Resources for Health 2017 15:71

    Published on: 29 September 2017

  2. Research

    Factors influencing trainee doctor emigration in a high income country: a mixed methods study

    The Global Code of Practice on the International Recruitment of Health Personnel focuses particularly on migration of doctors from low- and middle-income countries. Less is understood about migration from high...

    Nicholas Clarke, Sophie Crowe, Niamh Humphries, Ronan Conroy, Simon O’Hare, Paul Kavanagh and Ruairi Brugha

    Human Resources for Health 2017 15:66

    Published on: 25 September 2017

  3. Review

    A study of human resource competencies required to implement community rehabilitation in less resourced settings

    It is estimated that over one billion persons worldwide have some form of disability. However, there is lack of knowledge and prioritisation of how to serve the needs and provide opportunities for people with ...

    Brynne Gilmore, Malcolm MacLachlan, Joanne McVeigh, Chiedza McClean, Stuart Carr, Antony Duttine, Hasheem Mannan, Eilish McAuliffe, Gubela Mji, Arne H. Eide, Karl-Gerhard Hem and Neeru Gupta

    Human Resources for Health 2017 15:70

    Published on: 22 September 2017

  4. Research

    Human resources for health in Peru: recent trends (2007–2013) in the labour market for physicians, nurses and midwives

    Most analyses of gaps in human resources for health (HRH) do not consider training and the transition of graduates into the labour market. This study aims to explore the labour market for Peru’s recent medical...

    M. Michelle Jimenez, Anthony L. Bui, Eduardo Mantilla and J. Jaime Miranda

    Human Resources for Health 2017 15:69

    Published on: 21 September 2017

  5. Research

    Improving the performance of community health workers in Swaziland: findings from a qualitative study

    The performance of community health workers (CHWs) in Swaziland has not yet been studied despite the existence of a large national CHW program in the country. This qualitative formative research study aimed to...

    Pascal Geldsetzer, Jan-Walter De Neve, Chantelle Boudreaux, Till Bärnighausen and Thomas J. Bossert

    Human Resources for Health 2017 15:68

    Published on: 18 September 2017

  6. Research

    Physicians’ perceptions on the impact of telemedicine on recruitment and retention in underserved areas: a descriptive study in Senegal

    Similar to many places, physicians in Senegal are unevenly distributed. Telemedicine is considered a potential solution to this problem. This study investigated the perceptions of Senegal’s physicians of the i...

    Birama Apho Ly, Ivy Lynn Bourgeault, Ronald Labonté and Mbayang Ndiaye Niang

    Human Resources for Health 2017 15:67

    Published on: 18 September 2017

  7. Research

    Professional fulfillment and parenting work-life balance in female physicians in Basic Sciences and medical research: a nationwide cross-sectional survey of all 80 medical schools in Japan

    In Japan, the field of Basic Sciences encompasses clinical, academic, and translational research, as well as the teaching of medical sciences, with both an MD and PhD typically required. In this study, it was ...

    Yuka Yamazaki, Takanori Uka and Eiji Marui

    Human Resources for Health 2017 15:65

    Published on: 15 September 2017

  8. Research

    Forecasting the regional distribution and sufficiency of physicians in Japan with a coupled system dynamics—geographic information system model

    In Japan, the shortage of physicians has been recognized as a major medical issue. In our previous study, we reported that the absolute shortage will be resolved in the long term, but maldistribution among spe...

    Tomoki Ishikawa, Kensuke Fujiwara, Hisateru Ohba, Teppei Suzuki and Katsuhiko Ogasawara

    Human Resources for Health 2017 15:64

    Published on: 12 September 2017

  9. Review

    The impact of the advanced practice nursing role on quality of care, clinical outcomes, patient satisfaction, and cost in the emergency and critical care settings: a systematic review

    The prevalence of chronic illness and multimorbidity rises with population aging, thereby increasing the acuity of care. Consequently, the demand for emergency and critical care services has increased. However...

    Brigitte Fong Yeong Woo, Jasmine Xin Yu Lee and Wilson Wai San Tam

    Human Resources for Health 2017 15:63

    Published on: 11 September 2017

  10. Research

    Job satisfaction and turnover intentions among health care staff providing services for prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

    Option B+ for the prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) of HIV (i.e., lifelong antiretroviral treatment for all pregnant and breastfeeding mothers living with HIV) was initiated in Tanzania in 201...

    Helga Naburi, Phares Mujinja, Charles Kilewo, Nicola Orsini, Till Bärnighausen, Karim Manji, Gunnel Biberfeld, David Sando, Pascal Geldsetzer, Guerino Chalamila and Anna Mia Ekström

    Human Resources for Health 2017 15:61

    Published on: 6 September 2017

  11. Research

    Understanding the factors affecting the attraction and retention of health professionals in rural and remote areas: a mixed-method study in Niger

    The critical shortage of human resources in health is a critical public health problem affecting most low- and middle-income countries, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa. In addition to the shortage of health...

    Loubna Belaid, Christian Dagenais, Mahaman Moha and Valéry Ridde

    Human Resources for Health 2017 15:60

    Published on: 4 September 2017

  12. Research

    The impact of a supportive supervision intervention on health workers in Niassa, Mozambique: a cluster-controlled trial

    Regular supportive supervision is critical to retaining and motivating staff in resource-constrained settings. Previous studies have shown the particular contribution that supportive supervision can make to im...

    Tavares Madede, Mohsin Sidat, Eilish McAuliffe, Sergio Rogues Patricio, Ogenna Uduma, Marie Galligan, Susan Bradley and Isabel Cambe

    Human Resources for Health 2017 15:58

    Published on: 2 September 2017

  13. Research

    The impact of a human resource management intervention on the capacity of supervisors to support and supervise their staff at health facility level

    A systematic and structured approach to the support and supervision of health workers can strengthen the human resource management function at the district and health facility levels and may help address the c...

    Ogenna Uduma, Marie Galligan, Henry Mollel, Honorati Masanja, Susan Bradley and Eilish McAuliffe

    Human Resources for Health 2017 15:57

    Published on: 30 August 2017

  14. Research

    The paradox of falling job satisfaction with rising job stickiness in the German nursing workforce between 1990 and 2013

    Literature reports a direct relation between nurses’ job satisfaction and their job retention (stickiness). The proper planning and management of the nursing labor market necessitates the understanding of job ...

    Mohamad Alameddine, Jan Michael Bauer, Martin Richter and Alfonso Sousa-Poza

    Human Resources for Health 2017 15:55

    Published on: 29 August 2017

  15. Research

    Distribution of health care resources in Mongolia using the Gini coefficient

    Attaining the perfect balance of health care resources is probably impracticable; however, it is possible to achieve improvements in the distribution of these resources. In terms of the distribution of health ...

    Oyunchimeg Erdenee, Sekar Ayu Paramita, Chiho Yamazaki and Hiroshi Koyama

    Human Resources for Health 2017 15:56

    Published on: 29 August 2017

  16. Research

    Non-physician clinicians in rural Africa: lessons from the Medical Licentiate programme in Zambia

    Most sub-Saharan African countries struggle to make safe surgery accessible to rural populations due to a shortage of qualified surgeons and the unlikelihood of retaining them in district hospitals. In 2002, Z...

    Jakub Gajewski, Carol Mweemba, Mweene Cheelo, Tracey McCauley, John Kachimba, Eric Borgstein, Leon Bijlmakers and Ruairi Brugha

    Human Resources for Health 2017 15:53

    Published on: 22 August 2017

  17. Research

    Patterns of resident health workforce turnover and retention in remote communities of the Northern Territory of Australia, 2013–2015

    The geographical maldistribution of the health workforce is a persisting global issue linked to inequitable access to health services and poorer health outcomes for rural and remote populations. In the Norther...

    Deborah J Russell, Yuejen Zhao, Steven Guthridge, Mark Ramjan, Michael P Jones, John S Humphreys and John Wakerman

    Human Resources for Health 2017 15:52

    Published on: 15 August 2017

  18. Case study

    The evolution of the national licensing system of health care professionals: a qualitative descriptive case study in Lao People’s Democratic Republic

    The introduction of a systematic framework for the licensing of health care professions, which is a crucial step in ensuring the quality of human resources for health (HRH), is still evolving in Lao People’s D...

    Miwa Sonoda, Bounkong Syhavong, Chanphomma Vongsamphanh, Phisith Phoutsavath, Phengdy Inthapanith, Arie Rotem and Noriko Fujita

    Human Resources for Health 2017 15:51

    Published on: 7 August 2017

  19. Research

    The gap in human resources to deliver the guaranteed package of prevention and health promotion services at urban and rural primary care facilities in Mexico

    The purpose of this study was to estimate the gap between the available and the ideal supply of human resources (physicians, nurses, and health promoters) to deliver the guaranteed package of prevention and he...

    Jacqueline Elizabeth Alcalde-Rabanal, Gustavo Nigenda, Till Bärnighausen, Héctor Eduardo Velasco-Mondragón and Blair Grant Darney

    Human Resources for Health 2017 15:49

    Published on: 3 August 2017

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