Category Archives: Human Resources

Family medicine around the world: overview by region

by Neil Arya, Christine Gibson, David Ponka et al. Canadian Family Physician, June 2017, 63 (6) 436-441 6 pp. 131 kB http://www.cfp.ca/content/63/6/436.full-text.pdf The object of the study was to demonstrate how family medicine has been recognized and integrated into primary … Continue reading

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Global action for training in malaria elimination

by Dyann F. Wirth, Núria Casamitjana, Marcel Tanner et al. Malar J (2018) 17:51 4 pp. 1.1 MB https://malariajournal.biomedcentral.com/track/pdf/10.1186/s12936-018-2199-3? site=malariajournal.biomedcentral.com The gap in human resource training for malaria elimination needs to be addressed in order to assure continued progress. This … Continue reading

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The CHW Reference Guide Summary: A global resource for and about Community Health Workers

by Henry Perry CHW Central , May 2017 49 pp. 2.6 MB https://gallery.mailchimp.com/8da0346bffb863735d3b6a8c6/files/c12beb54-fdfe-475b- b81f-4f068bf3a80a/CHW_Reference_Guide_FINAL_6_13_FINAL_1_.pdf The “CHW Reference Guide Summary,” presents a synopsis of the original 468-page document, Developing and Strengthening Community Health Worker Programs at Scale: A Reference Guide and … Continue reading

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Africa Health, Vol. 39, Nr. 6, September 2017

44 pp. 2.4 MB https://www.dropbox.com/s/ieupt9f78gadbmi/Africa%20Health%20September%202017.pdf?dl=1 The issue includes comment from the Global Human Resources for Health conference; plus two interesting malaria-related feature articles looking at how to scale up chemoprophylaxis; as well as who will be the winners and losers … Continue reading

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How to do (or not to do)… Measuring health worker motivation in surveys in low- and middle-income countries

by J Borghi, J Lohmann, E Daleet al. Health Policy and Planning, Published: 20 November 2017 12 pp. 375 kB https://academic.oup.com/heapol/advance-article- pdf/doi/10.1093/heapol/czx153/21864022/czx153.pdf A health system’s ability to deliver quality health care depends on the availability of motivated health workers, which … Continue reading

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

by Pascal Geldsetzer, Jan-Walter De Neve, Chantelle Boudreaux et al. Human Resources for Health 15(68)1-9, 2017 9 pp. 874 kB https://human-resources-health.biomedcentral.com/track/pdf/10.1186/s12960-017- 0236-x?site=human-resources-health.biomedcentral.com This qualitative formative research study aimed to inform the design of interventions intended to increase the performance of … Continue reading

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The ‘Dream Team’ for sexual, reproductive, maternal, newborn and adolescent health: an adjusted service target model to estimate the ideal mix of health care professionals to cover population need

by Petra ten Hoope-Bender, Andrea Nove, Laura Sochas et al. Human Resources for Health, 2017 15:46 – Published: 4 July 2017 17 pp. 1.2 MB https://human-resources-health.biomedcentral.com/track/pdf/10.1186/s12960-017-0221-4?site=human-resources-health.biomedcentral.com There is a need to move beyond universal benchmarks for sexual, reproductive, maternal, newborn … Continue reading

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Bridging the human resource gap in surgical and anesthesia care in low-resource countries: a review of the task sharing literature

by Tigistu Ashengo, Alena Skeels, Elizabeth J. H. Hurwitz et al. Human Resources for Health, 2017 15:77 – Published: 7 November 2017 11 pp 574 kB https://human-resources-health.biomedcentral.com/track/pdf/10.1186/s12960-017- 0248-6?site=human-resources-health.biomedcentral.com Task sharing, the involvement of non-specialists (non-physician clinicians or non-specialist physicians) in … Continue reading

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Community Health Worker Programmes in the WHO African Region: Policy Brief

by Nana Twum Danso, Uta Lehmann, Jennifer Nyoni et al. World Health Organization Regional Office for Africa, 2017 32 pp. 5.4 MB http://www.afro.who.int/sites/default/files/2017- 07/Community%20Health%20Worker%20Policy%20Brief%20-%20English_0.pdf The purpose of this policy brief is to inform discussions and decisions in the World Health … Continue reading

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Improving inpatient medication adherence using attendant education in a tertiary care hospital in Uganda

by Patricia Alupo, Richard Ssekitoleko, Tracy Rabin et al. International Journal for Quality in Health Care, Vol. 29, Issue 4, 1 August 2017, pp. 587–592 6 pp. 500 kB https://academic.oup.com/intqhc/article-pdf/29/4/587/20148394/mzx075.pdf Poor adherence to prescribed inpatient medications was identified as a … Continue reading

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