HRH Global Resource Center April Newsletter


10 Resources Added This Month

Assessment of the Additional Duties Hours Allowance (ADHA) Scheme: Final Report
The original purpose of the ADHA scheme was to compensate doctors for hours worked beyond the standard 40 hours per week or 160 hours per month. This study investigated how the scheme impacted a number of human resources (HR) factors associated with health worker recruitment, deployment, retention and performance. [from executive summary]

Planning, Developing and Supporting the Health Workforce: Human Resources for Health (HRH) Action Workshop
The Capacity Project helped to organize and facilitate a regional Human Resources for Health (HRH) Action Workshop in Accra, Ghana, September 23-28, 2007. Participants came together with the overall purpose of exchanging knowledge and best practices in planning, developing and supporting the health workforce in order to improve health workforce management capacity and strategic development at the country level. [from summary]

Crisis in Human Resources for Health Care and the Potential of a Retired Workforce: Case Study of the Independent Midwifery Sector in Tanzania
This article examines one new element of non-government provision in Tanzania: small-scale independent midwifery practices. Because of their location and emphasis on personalized care, small-scale independent practices run by retired midwives could potentially increase rates of skilled attendance at delivery at peripheral level. [from author]

Training the Health Workforce: Scaling Up, Saving Lives
This article describes the work of the Task Force for Scaling Up Education and Training for Health Workers, which was established to create to create practical proposals for a massive increase in the education and training of health workers, as part of a systematic effort to build up health systems in developing countries. [adapted from author]

Recruiting and Retaining Health Workers in Ethiopia
This presentation was given at the First Forum on Human Resources for Health in Kampala. It covers the imbalance in physician deployment in Ethiopia and the lottery system for ensuring coverage in rural areas.

Strengthening Health Leadership and Management: the WHO Framework
This presentation was given at the First Forum on Human Resources for Health in Kampala. It defines health leadership and management, why strengthening it is important, the lessons learned so far, and the main components and uses of the WHO framework. [adapted from author]

How Private Health Care Can Help Africa
To understand how the private health sector might better complement Africa's public health systems, we studied the health care sectors of 45 sub-Saharan African countries. The findings suggest opportunities for private enterprise to help improve the region's woefully poor health outcomes. [from author]

Coaching for Professional Development and Organizational Results
Management Sciences for Health has developed an approach to helping managers become more like coaches, which has proven successful in various settings. This issue of the The eManager will help you examine your managerial practices and give you the tools to expand your role from manager to manager as coach. [from author]

Salaries and Incomes of Health Workers in Sub-Saharan Africa
This article investigates pay structures for health workers in the public sector in sub-Saharan Africa; the adequacy of incomes for health workers; the management of public- and private-sector pay; and the fiscal and macroeconomic factors that impinge on pay policy for the public sector. [adapted from summary]

Human Resources for Health in Fragile States
This article discusses the requirements for improving the experience of health care workers in fragile states. Efforts are needed to establish performance-management systems, to support promotion based on merit, and to provide wider opportunities for professional development. [adapted from author]

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