HRH Global Resource Center February Newsletter


10 Resources Added This Month

Moving Towards Best Practice: Documenting and Learning from Existing Community Health Care Worker Programmes
The objectives of the study were to assess the extent to which CHW deployment has been addressing important health priorities; document success stories and lessons, identify champions; understand the range of ways that CHW programs have evolved in South Africa and compile recommendations and lessons learned to improve practice. [from executive summary]

Improving Quality of Reproductive Health Care in Senegal Through Formative Supervision: Results from Four Districts
Management Sciences for Health has implemented a program of formative supervision. This multifaceted, problem-solving approach collects data on quality of care, improves technical competence, and engages the community in improving reproductive health care. [from abstract]

Major Surgery Delegation to Mid-Level Health Practitioners in Mozambique: Health Professionals' Perceptions
This study examines the opinions of health professionals about the capacity and performance of the 'tecnico de cirurgia', a surgically trained assistant medical officer in the Mozambican health system. [from abstract]

Knowledge about HIV Infection and Attitude of Nursing Staff Toward Patients With AIDS in Iran
This study reported on the knowledge of nurses with regard to HIV infection and their attitude toward patients with AIDS in Iran. [adapted from author]

Capacity Management of Nursing Staff as a Vehicle for Organizational Improvement
This paper presents a comprehensive capacity model that gives insight into required nursing staff capacity and opportunities to improve capacity utilization on a ward level. [from abstract]

Whole Picture: Strengthening Health Workforce Policies and Planning in Rwanda
This brief describes the Capacity Project's work with health workforce planning using HRIS in Rwanda.

Human Resources for Treating HIV/AIDS: Needs, Capacities, and Gaps
This study models the gap between needed and available human resources to treat HIV/AIDS to quantify the challenge of achieving and sustaining universal ART coverage by 2017. [adapted from abstract]

How Much is Not Enough? Human resources Requirements for Primary Health Care: a Case Study from South Africa
The objective of this study was to quantify staff requirements in primary health care facilities in South Africa through an adaptation of the WHO workload indicator of staff needs tool. [adapted from abstract]

Task Shifting: Rational Redistribution of Tasks Among Health Workforce Teams
This document provides background on task-shifting and twenty-two guidelines for countries that are considering adopting or extending a task-shifting approach to health workforce teams. [from introduction]

Key Piece of the Puzzle: Faith Based Health Services in Sub-Saharan Africa
Faith-based organizations (FBOs) are a key link in the sustainability of accessible health services. In many African countries, they have been providing health care for over 60 years and in some, such as Kenya, for a century or more. [adapted from author]

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