Subject Guide: Infectious Diseases
For ministries of health and other organizations, developing and managing human resources (HRH) for health are essential to the fight against HIV/AIDS. Experts in the HRH field cite constraints on human resources as a major obstacle to containing the pandemic; accordingly, HRH managers and planners must develop a comprehensive and coordinated response. Without immediate attention, the increasing pressures could lead to failed HIV/AIDS treatment and prevention efforts and ultimately the collapse of some national health systems. This is particularly relevant in sub-Saharan Africa, where HIV/AIDS has impacted the health workforce more severely than in any other region of the world. Other widespread infectious diseases such as tuberculosis and malaria constantly place additional strains on already scarce human resources and health systems.
Addressing the Issue
The HRH Global Resource Center’s collection includes materials on HIV/AIDS and antiretroviral treatment, as well as malaria, tuberculosis and other infectious diseases. Current articles address significant issues that impact HRH including the prevention of mother to child transmission, stigma, workplace interventions and the vital role of counseling and testing.
- Public Health in the Age of Ebola in West Africa
- Use of Community Health Workers for Management of Malaria and Pneumonia in Urban and Rural Areas in Eastern Uganda
- Final Push for Polio Eradication: Addressing the Challenge of Violence in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Nigeria
- Why We Must Provide Better Support for Pakistan's Female Frontline Health Workers
- Evaluation of the Global Network of Field Epidemiology and Laboratory Training Programmes: A Resource for Improving Health Capacity and Increasing the Number of Public Health Professionals Worldwide
Capacity Project. Priority Health Areas: HIV/AIDS. Accessed on October 27, 2008.