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Towards a scaling-up of training and education for health workers

Hugo Mercer

  1. Content type: Research

    In 2000, an external review mission of the National Tuberculosis Control Programme of Indonesia identified suboptimal results of TB control activities. This led to a prioritization on human resource capacity b...

    Authors: Carmelia Basri, Karin Bergström, Wanda Walton, Asik Surya, Jan Voskens and Firdosi Metha

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2009 7:85

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  2. Content type: Review

    Human resources for health are in crisis worldwide, especially in economically disadvantaged areas and areas with high rates of HIV/AIDS in both health workers and patients. International organizations such as...

    Authors: Erin Ueffing, Peter Tugwell, Janet Hatcher Roberts, Peter Walker, Nadia Hamel and Vivian Welch

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2009 7:67

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  3. Content type: Research

    Providing basic surgical and emergency care in rural settings is essential, particularly in Tanzania, where the mortality burden addressable by emergency and surgical interventions has been estimated at 40%. H...

    Authors: Stephanie Taché, Naboth Mbembati, Nell Marshall, Frank Tendick, Charles Mkony and Patricia O'Sullivan

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2009 7:64

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  4. Content type: Commentary

    The Public Health Resource Network is an innovative distance-learning course in training, motivating, empowering and building a network of health personnel from government and civil society groups. Its aim is ...

    Authors: Anuska Kalita, Sarover Zaidi, Vandana Prasad and VR Raman

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2009 7:57

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  5. Content type: Commentary

    Ever since the 2006 World Health Report advocated increased community participation and the systematic delegation of tasks to less-specialized cadres, there has been a great deal of debate about the expediency, e...

    Authors: Uta Lehmann, Wim Van Damme, Francoise Barten and David Sanders

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2009 7:49

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  6. Content type: Review

    The human resources crisis in Africa is especially acute in the public health field. Through distance education, the School of Public Health of the University of the Western Cape, South Africa, has provided ac...

    Authors: Lucy Alexander, Ehi Uche Igumbor and David Sanders

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2009 7:28

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  7. Content type: Research

    East African countries have in the recent past experienced a tremendous increase in the volume of antiretroviral drugs. Capacity to manage these medicines in the region remains limited. Makerere University, wi...

    Authors: Paul J Waako, Richard Odoi-adome, Celestino Obua, Erisa Owino, Winnie Tumwikirize, Jasper Ogwal-okeng, Willy W Anokbonggo, Lloyd Matowe and Onesky Aupont

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2009 7:21

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  8. Content type: Case study

    Access to governmental and international nongovernmental sources of health care within eastern Myanmar's conflict regions is virtually nonexistent. Historically, under these circumstances effective care for th...

    Authors: Allison J Richard, Catherine I Lee, Matthew G Richard, Eh Kalu Shwe Oo, Thomas Lee and Lawrence Stock

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2009 7:19

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  9. Content type: Commentary

    Vancouver Island lies just off the southwest coast of Canada. Separated from the large urban area of Greater Vancouver (estimated population 2.17 million) by the Georgia Strait, this geographical location pose...

    Authors: Mary Ellen Purkis, Barbara Herringer, Lynn Stevenson, Laureen Styles and Jocelyne Van Neste-Kenny

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2009 7:17

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  10. Content type: Review

    Anticipating physician supply to tackle future health challenges is a crucial but complex task for policy planners. A number of forecasting tools are available, but the methods, advantages and shortcomings of ...

    Authors: Dominique Roberfroid, Christian Leonard and Sabine Stordeur

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2009 7:10

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  11. Content type: Research

    While evaluation is, in theory, a component of training programmes in health planning, training needs in this area remain significant. Improving health systems necessarily calls for having more professionals w...

    Authors: Valéry Ridde, Pierre Fournier, Baya Banza, Caroline Tourigny and Dieudonné Ouédraogo

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2009 7:3

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  12. Content type: Commentary

    Despite progress in developing more effective training methodologies, training initiatives for health workers continue to experience common pitfalls that have beset the overall success and cost-effectiveness o...

    Authors: Pape A Gaye and David Nelson

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2009 7:2

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  13. Content type: Methodology

    International initiatives such as the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief and the President's Malaria Initiative have significantly increased ava...

    Authors: Lloyd Matowe, Paul Waako, Richard Odoi Adome, Isaac Kibwage, Omary Minzi and Emile Bienvenu

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2008 6:30

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  14. Content type: Research

    While attraction of doctors to rural settings is increasing in Mali, there is concern for their retention. An orientation course for young practicing rural doctors was set up in 2003 by a professional associat...

    Authors: Monique Van Dormael, Sylvie Dugas, Yacouba Kone, Seydou Coulibaly, Mansour Sy, Bruno Marchal and Dominique Desplats

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2008 6:25

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  15. Content type: Review

    A crucial question in the aim to attain MDG5 is whether it can be achieved faster with the scaling up of multi-purpose health workers operating in the community or with the scaling up of professional skilled b...

    Authors: Vincent Fauveau, Della R Sherratt and Luc de Bernis

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2008 6:21

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  16. Content type: Methodology

    Preparing health workers to confront the HIV/AIDS epidemic is an urgent challenge in Haiti, where the HIV prevalence rate is 2.2% and approximately 10 100 people are taking antiretroviral treatment. There is a...

    Authors: Elisa Knebel, Nancy Puttkammer, Adrien Demes, Ruth Devirois and Mona Prismy

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2008 6:17

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  17. Content type: Research

    Scaling up the implementation of new health care interventions can be challenging and demand intensive training or retraining of health workers. This paper reports on the results of testing the effectiveness o...

    Authors: Anne-Marie Bergh, Elise van Rooyen and Robert C Pattinson

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2008 6:13

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