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Human resources for health

Human resources for health, covering topics such as education and training; management; skill mix; pay and incentives; migration; retention; planning; and performance measurement.

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Pro-social preferences and self-selection into rural jobs: evidence from South African nurses
M. Lagarde; D. Blaauw / Resilient and Responsive Health Systems, 2013
Governments frequently struggle to recruit and retain qualified staff to work in rural areas which often have more difficult working conditions, fewer educational opportunities and limited access to basic services. Although a growing ...
Task shifting is a promising option to increase the productive efficiency of the delivery of health care services
B.D. Fulton; R.M. Scheffler; S.P. Sparkes / Human Resources for Health, 2011
Health workforce shortages and skill imbalances are significant challenges, yet task shifting (delegating tasks to new cadres with narrowly tailored training) is a potential strategy to address these challenges. This article reviews t...
Task shifting in Uganda: a case study
Y.M. Dambisya; S. Matinhure / BioMed Central, 2012
Uganda has a severe health worker shortage and a high demand for health care services; therefore, task shifting is happening in Uganda on a wide scale, at various levels of care, in many forms. This study aims to assess the policy and...
What are the consequences of task-shifting in Mozambique and Zambia?
P. Ferrinho; M. Sidat; F. Goma / Human Resources for Health, 2012
The consequences of staff deficits include heavier workloads for those on duty, the closure of some services, loss of quality and hazards for health workers and managers. This paper describes the task-shifting taking place in health c...
What are the effects of task shifting on mortality, viral suppression, and other health outcomes in South Africa?
L. Fairall; M.O. Bachmann; C. Lombard / The Lancet, 2012
The effectiveness of task shifting of antiretroviral therapy (ART) from doctors to other health workers needs to be evaluated. This paper assesses the effects of task shifting in terms of ART on mortality, viral suppression, and other...
The health workforce crisis in Bangladesh: shortage, inappropriate skill-mix and inequitable distribution
BRAC Education Programme, 2012
Bangladesh is suffering from a severe HRH crisis–in terms of a shortage of qualified providers, an inappropriate skills-mix and inequity in distribution–which requires immediate attention from policy makers.
A global shortage of 3.5 million midwives
K. Rawe / Save the Children Fund, 2011
Every year 48 million women in the world give birth without someone present who has recognised midwifery skills. This paper argues that the world needs more midwives and skilled birth attendants if the Millennium Development Goals to ...
Setting global standards for midwifery training
E. Girardet (ed) / World Health Organization, 2009
The great variation in the levels of initial education for professional nurses and midwives around the world can no longer be neglected, and the need for global standards in this area is increasingly voiced. This document describes th...
A summary midwifery worldwide in 2011
J. Campbell (ed); V. Fauveau (ed); P.T. Hoope-Bender (ed) / United Nations Population Fund, 2011
Increasing women’s access to quality midwifery services has become a focus of global efforts. This report presents a body of knowledge to inform and accelerate the availability of quality midwifery services for women and newborn...
Retention and satisfaction of midwives in Senegal
D. Rouleau; P. Fournier; A. Philibert / Human Resources for Health, 2012
Public sector midwives in Senegal play a key role in tackling maternal mortality. This study aims to explore their job satisfaction and its effects on their burnout, intention to quit and professional mobility. The paper ...
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