Brynne Gilmore

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BACKGROUND Community Health Workers are widely utilised in low- and middle-income countries and may be an important tool in reducing maternal and child mortality; however, evidence is lacking on their effectiveness for specific types of programmes, specifically programmes of a preventive nature. This review reports findings on a systematic review analysing(More)
BACKGROUND The systematic involvement of project beneficiaries in community maternal and child health programmes remains low and limited, especially during the formative stages of the project cycle. Understanding how positive and negative feedbacks obtained from communities can subsequently be used to inform and iterate existing programmes is an important(More)
BACKGROUND Good governance may result in strengthened performance of a health system. Coherent policies are essential for good health system governance. The overall aim of this research is to provide the best available scientific evidence on principles of good policy related leadership and governance of health related rehabilitation services in less(More)
BACKGROUND In 2010, the Ministry of Health and Sanitation in Sierra Leone launched their Free Health Care Initiative (FHCI) for pregnant and lactating mothers and children under-5. Despite an increase in the update of services, the inequitable distribution of health services and health facilities remain important factors underlying the poor performance of(More)
INTRODUCTION Understanding what enhances the motivation and performance of community health workers (CHWs) in humanitarian emergencies represents a key research gap within the field of human resources for health. This paper presents the research protocol for the Performance ImprovEment of CHWs in Emergency Settings (PIECES) research programme. Enhancing(More)
INTRODUCTION The proposed research is part of ongoing operations research within World Vision's Access: Infant and Maternal Health Programme. This study aims to identify key context features and underlying mechanisms through which community health committees build community capacity within the field of maternal and child health. This may help to improve(More)
We welcome Jesus et al.'s paper, which makes an important contribution to the under-researched area of the physical rehabilitation workforce. The authors present recommendations to "advance a policy and research agenda for ensuring that an adequate rehabilitation workforce can meet the current and future rehabilitation health needs" (p. 1). We argue that(More)
Title: A study of human resource competencies required to implement community rehabilitation in less resourced settings Authors: Brynne Gilmore (gilmorb@tcd.ie) Malcolm MacLachlan (malcolm.maclachlan@tcd.ie) Joanne McVeigh (jmcveigh@tcd.ie) Chiedza McClean (mccleanc@tcd.ie) Stuart Carr (s.c.carr@massey.ac.nz) Antony Duttine(More)
BACKGROUND It is estimated that over one billion persons worldwide have some form of disability. However, there is lack of knowledge and prioritisation of how to serve the needs and provide opportunities for people with disabilities. The community-based rehabilitation (CBR) guidelines, with sufficient and sustained support, can assist in providing access to(More)