Documents & Reports

Human Resources and Capacity Gap Analysis: Improving Child Welfare Services

This analysis was conducted with the overall purpose to review the roles and responsibilities of the Ministry staff, including social workers and record clerks at national and regional level, and ascertain the capacity gaps that hinder fulfillment of their obligations towards children and women in the context of the HIV and AIDS pandemic in Namibia. [from introduction]

Using Mobile Technology to Support Family Planning Counseling in the Community

This paper from the International Conference on ICT for Africa reports on a mobile phone application designed to support community health workers in providing family planning counseling to their clients. [from abstract]

Smartphones Improve Supportive Supervision for Tuberculosis in Nigeria

This brief describes the process and outcomes of a project in Nigeria that developed a standard, integrated tuberculosis (TB) supervision checklist to assess and monitor diagnostic laboratories and TB services at the facility-level in the public and private sectors, which was deployed using smartphones. [adapted from author]

KIT Dossier Human Resources for Health

This dossier is about human resources for health (HRH), an essential part of health systems, and aims to provide background information on the field. [adapted from author]

Using Routine Human Resources Information Systems to Manage, Measure, and Monitor the Health Workforce

This paper from the International Conference on Research in Human Resources for Health examines the effectiveness an approach to using routine human resources for information system data to strengthen the health workforce in low-resourced settings. [adapted from author]

Under the Gun: Ongoing Assaults on Bahrain's Health System

This report documents the findings of an assessment of the current human rights situation in Bahrain as it relates to potential ongoing violations of medical neutrality including attacks on medical workers. [adapted from author]

Health Informatics Education and Training Programs: Important Factors to Consider

This technical brief introduces the concept of health informatics and describes the considerations to be kept in mind when designing education and training programs for health informatics. [from author]

PHR Summaries: Strategies for Addressing Intimitate Partner Violence in Health Care Settings in Haiti: Provider Perspectives

This brief outlines the process and findings of a study that compared the attitudes, perceived barriers and enablers of intimate partner violence universal screening among physicians, nurses, and community health workers. [adapted from author]

Working for Health Equity: The Role of Health Professionals

This report launches a new program of activities to tackle health inequalities through action by health professionals on the social determinants of health. [from summary]

Hotline HRH May 2013

This edition of Hotline, an HRH newletter focused on the needs of faith-based organizations (FBOs) in Africa, highlights resources, trainings and workshops, articles of interest and other information for FBO HRH pracitioners.

Hotline HRH April 2013

This edition of Hotline, an HRH newletter focused on the needs of faith-based organizations (FBOs) in Africa, highlights resources, trainings and workshops, articles of interest and other information for FBO HRH pracitioners.

Hotline HRH March 2013

This edition of Hotline, an HRH newletter focused on the needs of faith-based organizations (FBOs) in Africa, highlights resources, trainings and workshops, articles of interest and other information for FBO HRH pracitioners.

Hotline HRH February 2013

This edition of Hotline, an HRH newletter focused on the needs of faith-based organizations (FBOs) in Africa, highlights resources, trainings and workshops, articles of interest and other information for FBO HRH pracitioners.

Mapping of Faith-Based Responses to Violence against Women and Girls in the Asia-Pacific Region

This report presents findings from a mapping initiative that aimed to capture how faith-based organizations respond to violence against women and girls in the Asia-Pacific region. [from summary]

Tanzania Distance Learning Assessment: Assessing the Use of Distance Learning to Train Health Workers in Tanzania

This report presents the results of an assessment of the use of distance learning to alleviate the shortage of health care workers in Tanzania. Its objectives include: determine the feasibility of and demand for distance learning in Tanzania to meet the current need for skilled and qualified health care workers; create a detailed inventory of distance learning programs; describe the training that distance learning could provide, and identify the potential cadres that could benefit from new or expanded distance learning programs. [adapted from author]

Human Capacity Within Child Welfare Systems: The Social Work Workforce in Africa

The intent of this study is to inform stakeholders about the opportunities for and constraints on building the social work workforce within the child welfare sector in Africa through an analysis of Africa-specific program descriptions and evaluations; government policies, laws, and strategic plans; and statistical data on the child welfare and social welfare workforce. [from summary]

Social Work Education and the Practice Environment in Europe and Eurasia

The purpose of this study is to inform stakeholders about the current status of social work in the region, describe the practice environment, identify gaps between what is expected of social workers and the reality, provide examples of best practices, and make recommendations for furthering the development of social work in the region. [from summary]

Neglected Agenda: Social Work and the Child Welfare Workforce - Building Global Connections

The overall aim of this qualitative research was to inform governments and donors about the importance of investing in social work education and social work workforce development to improve the lives of vulnerable children and families. [from abstract]

Using Mobile Phones and Open Source Tools to Empower Social Workers in Tanzania

This paper describes a text message-based solution that harnesses the prevalence of mobile phones coupled with several open source tools to empower para-social workers who carry the primary responsibility in providing essential services to the growing population of orphans and vulnerable children in Tanzania. [adapted from abstract]

Situational Analysis of the Twinning Center Para-Social Worker Training Program in Tanzania, Ethiopia, and Nigeria

This situational analysis of a twinning center’s para-social worker training program in Ethiopia, Tanzania, and Nigeria provides a descriptive snapshot of the evolution and current status of the programs, and identifies lessons learned and promising practices across all three programs, especially those that might guide possible program scale-up or replication. [adapted from summary]

Moving to Action: Evidence-Based Retention and Recruitment Policy Initatives for Nursing

This study was a program of research designed to develop a comprehensive understanding of Canadian nurse migration and mobility. The program was comprised of three interrelated studies aimed to determine the reasons why Canadian nurses migrate to the US for work, the drivers of nurse mobility across the provinces/territories in Canada, and the challenges that they have experienced with seeking employment in Canada that could be addressed through changes to policy. [adapted from summary]

Human Resources for Health: Practice and Policy Implications for Emergency Response Arising from the Cholera Outbreak in Papua New Guinea

This document describes some of the challenges to cholera preparedness and response in a human resource limited setting, the strategies used to ensure effective cholera management, some lessons learned as well as issues for public health policy and practice. [from summary]

Delivering Quality, Serving Communities: Nurses Leading Chronic Care

This document provides background information about the increasing need and demand for chronic care, using type-2 diabetes as an example. It challenges nurses and others to understand the enormity of the problem and to recognise that nurses are well placed to take a lead role. [from author]

Improving Outcomes with Community Health Workers

This program management unit explores some of the key components and lessons learned from designing and implementing community health worker programs within national primary healthcare
systems. [adapted from author]

Strengthening Health Systems in North and Central America: What Role for Migration?

Using a comparative case study, this report looks at health care services and human resources in El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, and the United States to identify constraints on health care capacity to explore how the effective management of migration across these countries might help meet the demand for health care services. Nursing personnel are the focus of the report. [from summary]

Governance for Human Resources for Health: Case Stories from African Countries

The cases presented in this booklet aimed to allow nine non state actors (civil society organizations and faith-based organisations), to learn from each others’ experiences in influencing human resources for health policy formulation and implementation. [adapted from introduction]

Promising Practices in Community Engagement for Elimination of New HIV Infections among Children by 2015 and Keeping Their Mothers Alive

This review was commissioned to help address the information gap around the essential and complementary role of communities in prevention of mother to child transmission. In particular, this study sought to identify and share promising practices for community-based interventions that can strengthen programs and facilitate efforts to stop HIV transmission to children and enable their mothers to remain healthy. [adapted from author]

Creating an Enabling Environment for Human Resources for Health Program Implementation in Three African Countries

Despite advances, insufficient progress has been made in implementing HRH interventions to improve access to qualified health workers. This qualitative study was conducted to determine the factors that define the enabling environment for successful implementation of HRH interventions in three countries: Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda. [from publisher]

Saving Lives, Ensuring a Legacy: A Health Workforce Strategy for the Global Health Initiative

The health workforce crisis is widely recognized as a critical obstacle to achieving the Millennium Development Goals, as well as the global health goals of the United States Government. The Global Health Initiative recognizes this problem and includes expansion and appropriate deployment of the health workforce among its goals. However, this has yet to be translated into a coherent strategy with clear goals, resource allocation, technical approach, and indicators of progress. This paper addresses that gap in the US approach. [adapted from abstract]

Continuing Professional Development Framework (CPD) for Nurses in Kenya

This CPD framework provides guidelines that create an environment for nurses to keep abreast with, and improve competencies in service delivery in an effort to satisfy the needs and expectations of patients and clients in Kenya. [adapted from author]