Category Archives: Human Resources

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

by Jakub Gajewski, Carol Mweemba, Mweene Cheelo et al. Human Resources for Health, 2017 15:53 – Published: 22 August 2017 9 pp. 387 kB https://human-resources-health.biomedcentral.com/track/pdf/10.1186/s12960-017- 0233-0?site=human-resources-health.biomedcentral.com Most sub-Saharan African countries struggle to make safe surgery accessible to rural populations due … Continue reading

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Evaluating the impact of community health worker integration into prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV services in Tanzania

by Nerissa Nance, Sandra McCoy, David Ngilangwa et al. 3ie Impact evaluation report 61, July 2017 60 pp. 3.8 MB http://www.3ieimpact.org/media/filer_public/2017/07/14/ie61-health-services- tanzania.pdf This impact evaluation of a pilot programme implemented by Amref Health Africa in Shinyanga Region examined whether community … Continue reading

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Are American Surgical Residents Prepared for Humanitarian Deployment?: A Comparative Analysis of Resident and Humanitarian Case Logs

by Yihan Lin, James S. Dahm, Adam L. Kushner et al. World Journal of Surgery, pp. 1-8, First Online: 04 August 2017 https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00268-017-4137-x Effective humanitarian surgeons require skills in general surgery, OB/GYN, orthopedics, and urology. With increasing specialization, it is … Continue reading

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A Practical Guide to Implementing Community-Based HIV-Prevention Services

Experiences shared and lessons learned from South Africa by Jody Boffa, Rory Dunbar, Ricardo Felix et al. Stellenbosch University, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and United States Agency for International Development, 2017 232 pp. 11.3 MB http://www0.sun.ac.za/dttc/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/SU-HIV-PREVENTION- GUIDE_Website-version_09-JUne-2017.pdf … Continue reading

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WhatsApp as a Platform for Continued Professional Development

by Nandini Jayarajan, Lisa Mwaikambo, Amy Lee Global Health eLearning, July 20, 2017 20 pp. 1.5 MB https://www.k4health.org/sites/default/files/whatsapp-report-final.pdf In August 2016, K4Health tested the WhatsApp Messenger platform as a mode to deliver family planning continued professional development training content to … Continue reading

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Harmonization of community health worker programs for HIV: A four-country qualitative study in Southern Africa

by Jan-Walter De Neve, Henri Garrison-Desany, Kathryn G. Andrews et al. PLoS Med 14(8): e1002374 – Published: August 8, 2017 24 pp. 949 kB http://journals.plos.org/plosmedicine/article/file? id=10.1371/journal.pmed.1002374&type=printable Community health worker (CHW) programs are believed to be poorly coordinated, poorly integrated into … Continue reading

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Community-based Primary Healthcare: the key to unlocking health for all

Published by Malaria Consortium, 2017 24 pp. 901 kB http://www.malariaconsortium.org/media-downloads/1003/Community- based%20primary%20healthcare:%20the%20key%20to%20unlocking%20health%20for %20all This report makes the case for the urgent need to invest in scaling up community-based primary healthcare (CBPHC) programmes as a cost-effective and impactful means of extending vital … Continue reading

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Developing and Strengthening Community Health Worker Programs at Scale: A Reference Guide and Case Studies for Program Managers and Policymakers

by Henry Perry, Lauren Crigler, Steve Hodgins The Maternal and Child Health Integrated Program (MCHIP), 2014 468 pp. 10.5 MB http://chwcentral.org/sites/default/files/MCHIP_CHW%20Ref%20Guide.pdf The Community Health Worker (CHW) Reference Guide is an in-depth review of issues and questions that should be considered … 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 A competent, enabled and efficiently deployed health workforce is crucial to the achievement … Continue reading

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What works – reaching universal HIV testing: lessons from HPTN 071 (PopART) trial in Zambia

by Kwame Shanaube, Ab Schaap, Sian Floyd et al. AIDS 2017, 31:1555–1564 10 pp. 373 kB http://journals.lww.com/aidsonline/Fulltext/2017/07170/What_works___reaching_uni versal_HIV_testing__.7.aspx The objective of the study was to determine the uptake of home-based HIV counselling and testing (HCT) in four HPTN 071 (PopART) … Continue reading

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