HRH Global Resource Center March Newsletter


10 Resources Added This Month

HRH Action Framework
The HRH Action Framework is designed to assist governments and health managers to develop and implement strategies to achieve an effective and sustainable health workforce. By using a comprehensive approach, the Framework will help you address staff shortages, uneven distribution of staff, gaps in skills and competencies, low retention and poor motivation, among other challenges. [publisher's description]

Meeting of the Africa Health Workforce Observatory
This is a summary report from the Africa Health Workforce Observatory meeting held September 26-29, 2006, at the ECSA headquarters in Arusha, Tanzania. The meeting focused on developing mechanisms to create up-to-date and reliable information that enables evidence-based decision making for HRH. [adapted from author's description]

Strategic Management of the Health Workforce in Developing Countries: What Have We Learned?
The study of the health workforce has gained in prominence in recent years, as the dynamic interconnections between human resource issues and health system effectiveness have come into sharper focus. This paper reviews lessons relating to strategic management challenges emerging from the growing literature in this area. [from abstract]

Appreciating Assets: Mapping, Understanding, Translating and Engaging Religious Health Assets in Zambia and Lesotho
This study documents the contribution made by religion and religious entities to the struggle for health and wellbeing in Zambia and Lesotho, in a context dominated by poverty, stressed public health systems and the HIV/AIDS pandemic. [from publisher's description]

Health Human Resources Planning and the Production of Health: Development of an Extended Analytical Framework for Needs-Based Health Human Resources Planning
In this paper an analytical framework is developed based on the production of health care services and the multiple determinants of health human resource requirements. Attention is focused on estimating the flow of services required to meet the needs of the population that is then translated into the required stock of providers to deliver this flow of services. [from abstract]

Role of Regulation in Influencing Income-Generating Activities Among Public Sector Doctors in Peru
The objective of this article is to examine the nature of dual practice, the factors that influence individuals decisions to undertake dual practice, the conditions faced when doing so and the potential role of regulatory intervention in this area. [from abstract]

Potential of Private Sector Midwives in Reaching Millennium Development Goals
This paper explores the potential for private-sector midwives to provide services beyond their traditional scope of care during pregnancies and births to address shortcomings in less developed countries' ability to reach MDGs. [from executive summary]

Home and Community-Based Health Care for Mothers and Newborns
In developing countries, 60 million women give birth at home without skilled care and with high maternal and neonatal mortality. Nearly all essential newborn care can be provided safely, effectively, and at a low cost at the household level. The same is true for care of the mother, and many effective interventions can be implemented at the household and community level that will save mothers’ lives. However, some interventions can be implemented only by skilled attendants and in well-equipped facilities. [from executive summary]

Rwanda Human Resources Assessment for HIV/AIDS Services Scale-Up: Summary Report
This report examines the workforce issues surrounding HIV/AIDS service delivery. [from publisher's description]

Zambia Performance-Based Incentives Pilot Study

This study evaluates an intervention to raise healthcare provider morale and retention. Two different incentives-cash and a trophy, awarded to facilities rather than individuals-were tested in two districts. [from publisher's description]

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