Category Archives: Human Resources

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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The Value That Infectious Diseases Physicians Bring to the Healthcare System

by Daniel P McQuillen and Ann T MacIntyre The Journal of Infectious Diseases, Vol. 216, Issue suppl_5, 15 September 2017, pp. S588–S593 – Published: 20 September 2017 6 pp.131 kB https://academic.oup.com/jid/article-pdf/216/suppl_5/S588/19931230/jix326.pdf While a career in infectious diseases (ID) has always … Continue reading

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The End of HESP-News Briefing and RSS Feed

Dear colleagues, 20 years ago “Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit” (GTZ) made use of the upcoming electronic communication by starting a Newsletter called “Health, Population, and Nutrition (HPN) – News & Notes” mainly for Information exchange between headquarters and its … Continue reading

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Abstracts from the 1st International Symposium on Community Health Workers

Kampala, Uganda, 21-23 February 2017 Edited by Linda Gibson, Trasias Mukama, David Musoke et al. BMC Proceedings 2017 11(Suppl 6):10 – Published on: 19 September 2017 36 pp. 856 kB https://bmcproc.biomedcentral.com/track/pdf/10.1186/s12919-017-0074-9? site=bmcproc.biomedcentral.com Community health workers (CHWs) are recognised globally as … Continue reading

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Retention of qualified healthcare workers in rural Senegal: lessons learned from a qualitative study

by Nagai M, Fujita N, Diouf IS et al. Rural and Remote Health 17: 4149. (Online) 2017 15 pp. 358 kB http://www.rrh.org.au/publishedarticles/article_print_4149.pdf Deployment and retention of a sufficient number of skilled and motivated human resources for health (HRH) at the … Continue reading

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