HRH Global Resource Center May Newsletter


10 Resources Added This Month

Learning for Performance: a Guide and Toolkit for Health Worker Training and Education Programs
This manual presents Learning for Performance, a systematic instructional design process based on IntraHealth’s experience in designing reproductive health and HIV/AIDS training and performance improvement programs over the last 27 years in countries around the world. Our work in human resources for health, especially through the Capacity Project, also informs this document. [preface]

How Labour Intensive is a Doctor-Based Delivery Model for Antiretroviral Treatment (ART)? Evidence from an Observational Study in Siem Reap, Cambodia
Funding for scaling-up antiretroviral treatment (ART) in low-income countries has increased substantially, but the lack of human resources for health (HRH) is increasingly being identified as an important constraint for scaling-up ART. [from abstract]

Health Workers and Vaccination Coverage in Developing Countries: an Econometric Analysis
Although health workers are needed to do vaccinations, the role of human resources for health as a determinant of vaccination coverage at the population level has not been investigated. Our aim was to test whether health worker density was positively associated with childhood vaccination coverage in developing countries. [from summary]

Incorporating Lay Human Resources to Increase Accessibility to Antiretroviral Therapy: a Home-Based Approach in Uganda
The AIDS Support Organization (TASO) administers a home-based program in Uganda that gives people in poor and rural settings access to antiretroviral therapy (ART) and services. The program's innovation lies in shifting delivery of most clients' follow-up activities at home to field officers, a new cadre of degree and diploma holders from the social sciences and education. [from executive summary]

Strategy for the Rapid Start-Up of the HIV/AIDS Program in Namibia: Outsourcing the Recruitment and Management of Human Resources for Health
In response to the HIV/AIDS crisis, Namibia’s public health sector is carrying out a comprehensive strategy to rapidly hire and deploy professional and non-professional health workers with the aim of providing comprehensive care, counseling and testing, as well as antiretroviral therapy and prevention of mother-to-child transmission. [from executive summary]

Attracting and Retaining Nurse Tutors in Malawi
This paper focuses on the scheme by the Malawi Ministry of Health to retain nurse tutors in collaboration with the Christian Health Association of Malawi. It chronicles the scheme's successful elements, suggests how to address some of the challenges and identifies effective incentives. [from executive summary]

Global Pharmacy Workforce and Migration Report: a Call for Action
This report presents global data on the distribution of pharmacists, continuing professional development systems, and migration of pharmacists. [author's description]

Transition to Skilled Birth Attendance: Is There a Future Role for Trained Traditional Birth Attendants?
This document provides a brief history of training of traditional birth attendants (TBAs), summary of evidence for effectiveness of TBA training, and consideration of the future role of trained TBAs in an environment that emphasizes transition to skilled birth attendance. [adapted from abstract]

Low Use of Skilled Attendants' Delivery Services in Rural Kenya
The aim of the study was to estimate the use of skilled attendants' delivery services among users of antenatal care and the coverage of skilled attendants' delivery services in the general population in Kikoneni location, Kenya. [from abstract]

Evaluation of the Nigerian National Antiretroviral (ARV) Treatment Training Programme
The Nigerian national ARV treatment training program was conceived to meet the human resource needs in hospitals providing ARV therapy. This paper reports on the evaluation of the training program. [from abstract]

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