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  1. Content type: Research

    The Malian Nutrition Division of the Ministry of Health and Action Against Hunger tested the feasibility of integrating treatment of severe acute malnutrition (SAM) into the existing Integrated Community Case ...

    Authors: Eleanor Rogers, Karen Martínez, Jose Luis Alvarez Morán, Franck G. B. Alé, Pilar Charle, Saul Guerrero and Chloe Puett

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2018 16:12

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    While evidence supports community health worker (CHW) capacity to improve maternal and newborn health in less-resourced countries, key implementation gaps remain. Tools for assessing CHW performance and eviden...

    Authors: Teralynn Ludwick, Eleanor Turyakira, Teddy Kyomuhangi, Kimberly Manalili, Sheila Robinson and Jennifer L. Brenner

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2018 16:11

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    The intention to leave a job, known as turnover intention, among primary care doctors has a significant impact on primary health care service delivery. We investigated primary care doctors’ turnover intention ...

    Authors: Tong Wen, Yan Zhang, Xue Wang and Guo Tang

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2018 16:10

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  4. Content type: Research

    Antimicrobial resistance is an important global issue facing society. Healthcare workers need to be engaged in solving this problem, as advocates for rational antimicrobial use, stewards of sustainable effecti...

    Authors: Susan Rogers Van Katwyk, Sara L. Jones and Steven J. Hoffman

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2018 16:9

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  5. Content type: Review

    A key strategy for increasing the supply of rural doctors is rurally located medical education. In 2000, Australia introduced a national policy to increase rural immersion for undergraduate medical students. T...

    Authors: Belinda G. O’Sullivan, Matthew R. McGrail, Deborah Russell, Helen Chambers and Laura Major

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2018 16:8

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  6. Content type: Research

    Most developing countries face important challenges regarding the quality of health care, and there is a growing consensus that health workers play a key role in this process. Our understanding as to what are ...

    Authors: Pieter Serneels and Tomas Lievens

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2018 16:7

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  7. Content type: Research

    Côte d’Ivoire continues to struggle with one of the highest rates of mother-to-child HIV transmission in West Africa, previously thought to be in part due to suboptimal workforce patterns. This study aimed to ...

    Authors: Brianne H. Rowan, Julia Robinson, Adam Granato, Claire Konan Bla, Seydou Kouyaté, Guy Vincent Djety, Kouamé Abo, Ahoua Koné and Stephen Gloyd

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2018 16:4

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  8. Content type: Research

    The High-Level Commission on Health Employment and Economic Growth released its report to the United Nations Secretary-General in September 2016. It makes important recommendations that are based on estimates ...

    Authors: Richard M. Scheffler, James Campbell, Giorgio Cometto, Akiko Maeda, Jenny Liu, Tim A. Bruckner, Daniel R. Arnold and Tim Evans

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2018 16:5

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  9. Content type: Research

    This study aims to describe the distribution of the hospital pharmacy workforce in Brazil.

    Authors: Thiago R. Santos, Jonathan Penm, André O. Baldoni, Lorena Rocha Ayres, Rebekah Moles and Cristina Sanches

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2018 16:1

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  10. Content type: Research

    Limitations in healthcare worker (HCW) capacity compound the burden of dual TB and HIV epidemics in sub-Saharan Africa. To fill gaps in knowledge and skills, effective continuing profession development (CPD) i...

    Authors: Caryl Feldacker, Sheena Jacob, Michael H. Chung, Anya Nartker and H. Nina Kim

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2017 15:89

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  11. Content type: Research

    Angola is among sub-Saharan African countries dealing with a crisis of Human Resources for Health (HRH). The province of Cabinda, besides the efforts, still suffers from both HRH shortage and a badly distribut...

    Authors: Damas Macaia and Luís Velez Lapão

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2017 15:88

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  12. Content type: Research

    A rapid transition from severe physician workforce shortage to massive production to ensure the physician workforce demand puts the Ethiopian health care system in a variety of challenges. Therefore, this stud...

    Authors: Tsion Assefa, Damen Haile Mariam, Wubegzier Mekonnen and Miliard Derbew

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2017 15:86

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  13. Content type: Research

    In recent years, Ireland has experienced a large-scale, outward migration of doctors. This presents a challenge for national policy makers and workforce planners seeking to build a self-sufficient medical work...

    Authors: Niamh Humphries, Sophie Crowe, Cian McDermott, Sara McAleese and Ruairi Brugha

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2017 15:87

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  14. Content type: Research

    Health workforce information systems in low-income countries tend to be defective with poor relationship to information sources. Human Resource Information System (HRIS) is currently in a pilot implementation ...

    Authors: Eyilachew Dilu, Measho Gebreslassie and Mihiretu Kebede

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2017 15:85

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  15. Content type: Research

    In several countries, the number of hours worked by general practitioners (GPs) has decreased, raising concern about current and impending workforce shortages. This shorter working week has been ascribed both ...

    Authors: Daniël van Hassel, Lud van der Velden, Dinny de Bakker and Ronald Batenburg

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2017 15:84

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  16. Content type: Research

    The need to understand how healthcare worker reform policy interventions impact health personnel in peri-urban areas is important as it also contributes towards setting of priorities in pursuing the universal ...

    Authors: Bernard Hope Taderera, Stephen James Heinrich Hendricks and Yogan Pillay

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2017 15:83

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  17. Content type: Research

    The European Union member countries reacted differently to the 2008 economic and financial crisis. However, few countries have monitored the outcomes of their policy responses, and there is therefore little ev...

    Authors: Tiago Correia, Graça Carapinheiro, Helena Carvalho, José Manuel Silva and Gilles Dussault

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2017 15:82

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  18. Content type: Methodology

    Our research is based on a technique for time sampling, an innovative method for measuring the working hours of Dutch general practitioners (GPs), which was deployed in an earlier study. In this study, 1051 GP...

    Authors: Daniël van Hassel, Lud van der Velden, Dinny de Bakker, Lucas van der Hoek and Ronald Batenburg

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2017 15:81

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  19. Content type: Research

    Globally, there is an acute shortage of human resources for health (HRH), and the greatest burden is borne by low-income countries especially in sub-Saharan Africa and some parts of Asia. This shortage has not...

    Authors: Mumbo Hazel Miseda, Samuel Odhiambo Were, Cirindi Anne Murianki, Milo Peter Mutuku and Stephen N. Mutwiwa

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2017 15:80

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  20. Content type: Review

    In their adoption of WHA resolution 69.19, World Health Organization Member States requested all bilateral and multilateral initiatives to conduct impact assessments of their funding to human resources for hea...

    Authors: Andrea Nove, Giorgio Cometto and James Campbell

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2017 15:79

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  21. Content type: Research

    The WHO Global Code of Practice on the International Recruitment of Health Personnel provides for guidance in health workforce management and cooperation in the international context. This article aims to exam...

    Authors: Réka Kovács, Edmond Girasek, Eszter Kovács, Zoltán Aszalós, Edit Eke, Károly Ragány, Zoltán Cserháti and Miklós Szócska

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2017 15:78

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  22. Content type: Review

    Task sharing, the involvement of non-specialists (non-physician clinicians or non-specialist physicians) in performing tasks originally reserved for surgeons and anesthesiologists, can be a potent strategy in ...

    Authors: Tigistu Ashengo, Alena Skeels, Elizabeth J. H. Hurwitz, Eric Thuo and Harshad Sanghvi

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2017 15:77

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