HRH Global Resource Center December Newsletter


10 Resources Added This Month

Managed Migration: The Caribbean Approach to Addressing Nursing Services Capacity
This article provides a contextual analysis of the Caribbean region with respect to forces shaping the current and emerging nursing workforce picture in the region; discusses country-specific cases within the Caribbean; and describes the Managed Migration Program as a potential framework for addressing regional and global nurse migration issues. [from abstract]

Community Health Workers: What Do We Know About Them? The State of the Evidence on Programmes, Activities, Costs an Impact on Health Outcomes of Using Community Health Workers
This review paper revisits questions regarding the feasibility and effectiveness of community health worker programs. This review aims to assess the presently existing evidence. [from executive summary]

Lost in Translation: Exploring the Link Between HRM and Performance in Healthcare
This article investigates links between HRM and performance in healthcare settings and the extent to which healthcare organizations are monitoring HRM. [from abstract]

Zanzibar Health Care Worker Productivity Study: Preliminary Study Findings
This report summarizes the findings and conclusions of [a baseline study and a three-day stakeholder workshop on productivity]. It presents the baseline study findings, identifies areas where current productivity falls short of desired levels, considers the root causes of identified productivity gaps and offers practical recommendations for feasible management interventions to improve productivity. [from introduction]

Mitigating the Plight of HIV Infected and Affected Nurses in Zambia
This article responds to the challenge to nurses to ensue and write about successful HIV-related research projects. The article describes the highly valuable "Caring for the Caregivers" project in Zambia, highlighting the development of the project, valuable lessons learnt and further developments. [from abstract]

Uganda Health Workforce Study: Satisfaction and Intent to Stay Among Current Health Workers: Executive Summary
This report summarizes the results of a study of health worker satisfaction, working conditions and intent to continue working in the health sector in Uganda. The results suggest several policy strategies to strengthen human resources for health in Uganda. [from abstract]

Human Resources for Treating HIV/AIDS: Needs, Capacities, and Gaps
Limited human resources to treat HIV/AIDS (HRHA) are one of the main constraints to achieving universal ART coverage. We model the gap between needed and available HRHA to quantify the challenge of achieving and sustaining universal ART coverage by 2017. [from abstract]

Public-Private Options for Expanding Access to Human Resources for HIV/AIDS in Botswana
The government of Botswana undertook a major review of its health systems options to increase access to human resources, one of the major bottlenecks preventing people from receiving [ART] treatment. Subsequently, the government created a mechanism to include private practitioners in rolling out ART. [from abstract]

Caring for Healthcare Workers: a Global Perspective
This article reflects on the state of the art in providing a safe working environment for HCWs and to consider a future path towards equitable access to its basic elements. [author's description]

Addressing Africa's Health Workforce Crisis
Millions of people across the continent [of Africa] suffer needlessly because they cannot obtain medical care from trained personnel. In sub-Saharan Africa, where the crisis is most acute, fully 820,000 additional doctors, nurses, and midwives are needed to provide even the most basic health services. [author's description]

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