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  1. Content type: Research

    Similar to many other low- and middle-income countries, public private partnership (PPP) in the training of the health workforce has been emphasized since the launch of the 1990s’ health sector reforms in Tanz...

    Authors: Nathanael Sirili, Gasto Frumence, Angwara Kiwara, Mughwira Mwangu, Isabel Goicolea and Anna-Karin Hurtig

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2019 17:33

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  2. Content type: Commentary

    As part of measures to address severe shortage of nurses and midwives, Ghana embarked on massive scale-up of the production of nurses and midwives which has yielded remarkable improvements in nurse staffing le...

    Authors: James Avoka Asamani, Ninon P. Amertil, Hamza Ismaila, Akugri Abande Francis, Margaret M. Chebere and Juliet Nabyonga-Orem

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2019 17:32

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  3. Content type: Research

    Recruiting and retaining students in preventive medical (PM) specialties has never been easy; one main challenge is how to select appropriate students with proper motivation. Understanding how students perceiv...

    Authors: Van Anh Thi Nguyen, Karen D. Könings, E. Pamela Wright, Hoat Ngoc Luu, Albert J. J. A. Scherpbier and Jeroen J. G. van Merriënboer

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2019 17:31

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  4. Content type: Research

    This study sought to identify, as far as possible, the extent of the specialist children’s nursing workforce in five selected African countries. Strengthening children’s nursing training has been recommended a...

    Authors: Natasha North, Maylene Shung-King and Minette Coetzee

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2019 17:30

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  5. Content type: Commentary

    There has been a welcome emphasis on gender issues in global health in recent years in the discourse around human resources for health. Although it is estimated that up to 75% of health workers are female (Wor...

    Authors: Zahra Zeinali, Kui Muraya, Veloshnee Govender, Sassy Molyneux and Rosemary Morgan

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2019 17:29

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  6. Content type: Research

    Poor distribution of already inadequate numbers of health professionals seriously constrains equitable access to health services in low- and middle-income countries. The Senegalese Government is currently deve...

    Authors: Ayako Honda, Nicolas Krucien, Mandy Ryan, Ibrahima Ska Ndella Diouf, Malick Salla, Mari Nagai and Noriko Fujita

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2019 17:28

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  7. Content type: Research

    Between 1986 and 2006, the Acholi region in Uganda experienced armed conflict which disrupted the health system including human resources. Deployment of health workers during and after conflict raises many cha...

    Authors: Richard Mangwi Ayiasi, Elizeus Rutebemberwa and Tim Martineau

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2019 17:27

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  8. Content type: Research

    Workforce shortages, particularly in rural areas, limit the delivery of health services in Zambia. Policymakers and researchers co-created this study to identify potential non-monetary employment incentives an...

    Authors: Margaret L. Prust, Aniset Kamanga, Lupenshyo Ngosa, Courtney McKay, Chilweza Musonda Muzongwe, Mazuba Tamara Mukubani, Roy Chihinga, Ronald Misapa, Jan Willem van den Broek and Nikhil Wilmink

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2019 17:26

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  9. Content type: Research

    Supportive supervision is considered critical to community health worker programme performance, but there is relatively little understanding of how it can be sustainably done at scale. Supportive supervision i...

    Authors: Tumelo Assegaai and Helen Schneider

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2019 17:25

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  10. Content type: Research

    Postpartum hemorrhage and neonatal asphyxia are leading causes of maternal and neonatal mortality, respectively, that occur relatively rarely in low-volume health facilities in sub-Saharan Africa. Rare occurre...

    Authors: Emma Williams, Eva S. Bazant, Samantha Holcombe, Innocent Atukunda, Rose Immaculate Namugerwa, Kayla Britt and Cherrie Evans

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2019 17:24

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  11. Content type: Research

    There is a dearth of evidence on the causal effects of different care delivery approaches on health system satisfaction. A better understanding of public satisfaction with the health system is particularly imp...

    Authors: Elysia Larson, Pascal Geldsetzer, Eric Mboggo, Irene Andrew Lema, David Sando, Anna Mia Ekström, Wafaie Fawzi, Dawn W. Foster, Charles Kilewo, Nan Li, Lameck Machumi, Lucy Magesa, Phares Mujinja, Ester Mungure, Mary Mwanyika-Sando, Helga Naburi…

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2019 17:23

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  12. Content type: Review

    Globally, there is renewed interest in and momentum for strengthening community health systems, as also emphasized by the recent Astana Declaration. Recent reviews have identified factors critical to successfu...

    Authors: Smisha Agarwal, Karen Kirk, Pooja Sripad, Ben Bellows, Timothy Abuya and Charlotte Warren

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2019 17:22

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  13. Content type: Research

    Nurses play a significant role in healthcare systems. Their workplace experience can have an impact not only on nurses themselves, but also on patients and organizations, particularly in terms of quality of ca...

    Authors: Marie-Annick Gagné, Carl-Ardy Dubois, Alexandre Prud’Homme and Roxane Borgès Da Silva

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2019 17:20

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  14. Content type: Research

    The 2013–2014 West African Ebola outbreak highlighted how the world’s weakest health systems threaten global health security and heralded huge support for their recovery. All three Ebola-affected countries had...

    Authors: Barbara McPake, Prarthna Dayal and Christopher H. Herbst

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2019 17:19

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  15. Content type: Research

    Nursing practice is a key driver of quality care and can influence newborn health outcomes where nurses are the primary care givers to this highly dependent group. However, in sub-Saharan Africa, nursing work ...

    Authors: Jacinta Nzinga, Jacob McKnight, Joyline Jepkosgei and Mike English

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2019 17:18

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  16. Content type: Research

    Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is highly prevalent in American Samoa. Community health worker (CHW) interventions may improve T2DM care and be cost-effective. Current cost-effectiveness analyses (CEA) of CHW ...

    Authors: Shuo J. Huang, Omar Galárraga, Kelley A. Smith, Saipale Fuimaono and Stephen T. McGarvey

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2019 17:17

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  17. Content type: Research

    Patient-centered care approach in multidrug-resistant tuberculosis care requires health worker safety that covers both being safe and feeling safe to conduct the services. Stigma has been argued as a barrier t...

    Authors: Ari Probandari, Hary Sanjoto, Melani Ratih Mahanani, Luthfi Azizatunnisa and Sampir Widayati

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2019 17:16

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  18. Content type: Review

    Pre-eclampsia is one of the leading causes of maternal death in Mozambique. Limited access to health care facilities and a lack of skilled health professionals contribute to the high maternal morbidity and mor...

    Authors: Salésio Macuácua, Raquel Catalão, Sumedha Sharma, Anifa Valá, Marianne Vidler, Eusébio Macete, Mohsin Sidat, Khátia Munguambe, Peter von Dadelszen and Esperança Sevene

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2019 17:15

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  19. Content type: Research

    From 2006, the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) has been developing Mutual Recognition Arrangements (MRAs) across key professions, including medicine, dentistry and nursing, that would facilitat...

    Authors: Kristy Meng-Hsi Law, Vannarath Te and Peter S. Hill

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2019 17:14

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  20. Content type: Research

    Community health workers (CHWs) are an important component of the health workforce in many countries. The World Health Organization (WHO) has developed a guideline to support the integration of CHWs into healt...

    Authors: Onyema Ajuebor, Giorgio Cometto, Mathieu Boniol and Elie A. Akl

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2019 17:13

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  21. Content type: Research

    The World Health Organization advocates that health workforce development is a continuum of three stages of entry, available workforce and exit. However, many studies have focused on addressing the shortage of...

    Authors: Nathanael Sirili, Gasto Frumence, Angwara Kiwara, Mughwira Mwangu, Isabel Goicolea and Anna-Karin Hurtig

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2019 17:11

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  22. Content type: Review

    This paper provides a narrative review that scopes and integrates the literature on the development and strengthening of the Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health researcher workforce. The he...

    Authors: Shaun C. Ewen, Tess Ryan and Chris Platania-Phung

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2019 17:10

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  23. Content type: Case study

    The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is a rapidly developing high-income country that was formed from the union of seven emirates in 1971. The UAE has experienced unprecedented population growth coupled with increas...

    Authors: Marília Silva Paulo, Tom Loney and Luís Velez Lapão

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2019 17:9

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  24. Content type: Review

    The capacity for high-income countries to supply enough locally trained doctors to minimise their reliance on overseas-trained doctors (OTDs) is important for equitable global workforce distribution. However, ...

    Authors: Belinda O’Sullivan, Deborah J. Russell, Matthew R. McGrail and Anthony Scott

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2019 17:8

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  25. Content type: Review

    Foreign medical graduates (FMGs) have continued to render effective health care services to underserved communities in many high- and middle-income countries. In rural and disadvantaged areas of South Africa, ...

    Authors: M. I. Motala and J. M. Van Wyk

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2019 17:7

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  26. Content type: Case study

    Shortage of health workforce in most African countries is a major impediment to achieving health and development goals. Countries are encouraged to develop evidence-based strategies to scale up their health wo...

    Authors: Victor Were, Elizabeth Jere, Kevin Lanyo, George Mburu, Rose Kiriinya, Agnes Waudo, Bwalya Chiteba, Keith Waters, Prachi Mehta, Tom Oluoch and Martha Rodgers

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2019 17:6

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  27. Content type: Review

    Midwives have an essential role to play in preparing for and providing sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services in humanitarian settings due to their unique knowledge and skills, position as frontline pro...

    Authors: Kristen Beek, Alison McFadden and Angela Dawson

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2019 17:5

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  28. Content type: Research

    For an effective health system, human resources for health (HRH) planning should be aligned with health system needs. To provide evidence-based information to support HRH plan and policy, we should develop str...

    Authors: Nonglak Pagaiya, Pudtan Phanthunane, Adun Bamrung, Thinakorn Noree and Karnwarin Kongweerakul

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2019 17:4

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  29. Content type: Research

    India’s accredited social health activist (ASHA) programme consists of almost one million female community health workers (CHWs). Launched in 2005, there is now an ASHA in almost every village and across many ...

    Authors: R. Ved, K. Scott, G. Gupta, O. Ummer, S. Singh, A. Srivastava and A. S. George

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2019 17:3

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  30. Content type: Research

    Many Asia-Pacific countries are experiencing rapid changes in socio-economic and health system development. This study aims to describe the strategies supporting rural health worker attraction and retention in...

    Authors: Anna Zhu, Shenglan Tang, Nguyen Thi Hoai Thu, Leang Supheap and Xiaoyun Liu

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2019 17:2

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  31. Content type: Research

    Shortage and mal-distribution of nursing human resources is an intractable problem in China. There is an urgent need to explore the job preferences of undergraduate nursing students. The main aim of this study...

    Authors: Tongtong Liu, Shunping Li, Renyong Yang, Shimeng Liu and Gang Chen

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2019 17:1

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  32. Content type: Research

    Qualitative narrative analysis and case studies form the majority of the current peer-reviewed literature about the benefits of professional volunteering or international placements for healthcare professional...

    Authors: Natasha Tyler, John Chatwin, Ged Byrne, Jo Hart and Lucie Byrne-Davis

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2018 16:69

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  33. Content type: Research

    Human resource planning in healthcare can employ machine learning to effectively predict length of stay of recruited health workers who are stationed in rural areas. While prior studies have identified a numbe...

    Authors: Sangiwe Moyo, Tuan Nguyen Doan, Jessica Ann Yun and Ndumiso Tshuma

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2018 16:68

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  34. Content type: Research

    Ensuring healthcare delivery is dependent both on the prediction of the future demand for healthcare services and on the estimation and planning for the Health Human Resources needed to properly deliver these ...

    Authors: Sofia Cruz-Gomes, Mário Amorim-Lopes and Bernardo Almada-Lobo

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2018 16:67

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  35. Content type: Research

    Although human resources for health (HRH) represent a critical element for health systems, many countries still face acute HRH challenges. These challenges are compounded in conflict-affected settings where he...

    Authors: Maria Paola Bertone, Joao S. Martins, Sara M. Pereira, Tim Martineau and Alvaro Alonso-Garbayo

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2018 16:66

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  36. Content type: Research

    eHealth—the proficient application of information and communication technology to support healthcare delivery—has been touted as one of the best solutions to address quality and accessibility challenges in hea...

    Authors: Henry A. Ogoe, James A. Asamani, Harry Hochheiser and Gerald P. Douglas

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2018 16:65

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  37. Content type: Research

    Auxillary nurse midwives (ANMs) are the most important frontline multi-purpose workers in rural India. This study was conducted to assess the spectrum of service delivery, time utilisation, work planning, and ...

    Authors: Samiksha Singh, Neha Dwivedi, Amol Dongre, Pradeep Deshmukh, Deepak Dey, Vijay Kumar and Sanjeev Upadhyaya

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2018 16:64

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  38. Content type: Research

    Community-based health workers and volunteers are not just low-level health workforce; their effectiveness is also due to their unique relationship with the community and is often attributed to social capital,...

    Authors: Nicole Mohajer and Debra Singh

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2018 16:63

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  39. Content type: Research

    Contemporary approaches to rural generalist medicine training and models of care are developing internationally as part of an integrated response to common challenges faced by rural and remote health services ...

    Authors: Nicholas Schubert, Rebecca Evans, Kristine Battye, Tarun Sen Gupta, Sarah Larkins and Lachlan McIver

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2018 16:62

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  40. Content type: Research

    Dual practice (DP) by medical specialists is a widespread issue across health systems. This study aims to determine the level of DP engagement among Iran’s specialists.

    Authors: Mahboubeh Bayat, Gholamhossein Salehi Zalani, Iraj Harirchi, Azad Shokri, Elmira Mirbahaeddin, Roghayeh Khalilnezhad, Mahmoud Khodadost, Mehdi Yaseri, Ebrahim Jaafaripooyan and Ali Akbari-Sari

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2018 16:61

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  41. Content type: Research

    A family planning (FP) supply chain intervention was introduced in Senegal in 2012 to reduce contraceptive stock-outs. Labour is the highest cost in low- and middle-income country supply chains. In this paper,...

    Authors: Elizabeth McElwee, Jenny A. Cresswell, Christian Yao, Macaire Bakeu, Francesca L. Cavallaro, Diane Duclos, Caroline A. Lynch and Lucy Paintain

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2018 16:60

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  42. Content type: Research

    Historically, in an effort to evaluate and manage the rising cost of healthcare employers assess the direct cost burden via medical health claims and measures that yield clear data. Health related indirect cos...

    Authors: Donna Allen, Erica Wandtke Hines, Vanessa Pazdernik, Lynda Tierney Konecny and Erin Breitenbach

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2018 16:59

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  43. Content type: Research

    In response to the need for competitive recruitment of nurses resulting from the worldwide nursing shortage, employers need to attract and retain nurses by promoting their competitive strengths in their workin...

    Authors: Remo Aeschbacher and Véronique Addor

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2018 16:58

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  44. Content type: Research

    The use of community health workers (CHWs) has been considered as one of the strategies to address the growing shortage of health workers, predominantly in low-income countries. They are playing a pivotal role...

    Authors: Habtamu Abdissa Jigssa, Binyam Fekadu Desta, Hibret Alemu Tilahun, Jen McCutcheon and Peter Berman

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2018 16:57

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  45. Content type: Research

    Limited evidence exists about the extent to which doctors are returning to rural region(s) where they had previously trained. This study aims to investigate the rate at which medical students who have trained ...

    Authors: Matthew R. McGrail, Belinda G. O’Sullivan and Deborah J. Russell

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2018 16:56

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  46. Content type: Research

    Performance-based financing (PBF) reforms aim to directly influence health worker behavior through changes to institutional arrangements, accountability structures, and financial incentives based on performanc...

    Authors: Jessica Gergen, Yogesh Rajkotia, Julia Lohmann and Nirmala Ravishankar

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2018 16:55

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  47. Content type: Research

    The Nigerian health system has been plagued with numerous healthcare worker strikes (industrial action) at all levels. The purpose of this study is to document physicians’ views on healthcare worker-initiated ...

    Authors: Obinna Ositadimma Oleribe, Deborah Udofia, Olabisi Oladipo, Temitope Arike Ishola and Simon D. Taylor-Robinson

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2018 16:54

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  48. Content type: Research

    Community health workers play an important role in health service delivery and are increasingly involved in behaviour change interventions, including for hygiene-related behaviour change. However, their role a...

    Authors: Rose Evalyne Aseyo, Jane Mumma, Kerry Scott, Damaris Nelima, Emily Davis, Kelly K Baker, Oliver Cumming and Robert Dreibelbis

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2018 16:53

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