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Recent studies have shown evidence of a direct and positive causal link between the number of health workers and health outcomes. Several studies have identified an adequate health workforce as one of the key ingredients to achieving improved health outcomes. Global health initiatives are faced with human resources issues as a major, system-wide constraint.(More)
BACKGROUND Since the early 2000s, there have been large increases in donor financing of human resources for health (HRH), yet few studies have examined their effects on health systems. OBJECTIVE To determine the scope and impact of investments in HRH by the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (Global Fund), the largest investor in HRH(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine whether medical staff at PHC level would have the time to take up additional activities such as 1-day fever camps for active VL case detection. METHODS This article assessed the workload of health staff of different professional categories working at health facilities in Bangladesh, India and Nepal. Data were collected from(More)
OBJECTIVE To present the findings of the first round of monitoring of the global implementation of the WHO Global Code of Practice on the International Recruitment of Health Personnel ("the Code"), a voluntary code adopted in 2010 by all 193 Member States of the World Health Organization (WHO). METHODS WHO requested that its Member States designate a(More)
Like many countries of the former Soviet Union, the Republic of Tajikistan inherited a poorly paid physician workforce dominated by specialists. This Central Asian republic has been forced to move slowly to change the physician workforce and to implement primary health care. Several years of civil war following independence in 1991 made reform of the(More)
In the face of diverse contexts in the world's regions and countries, decentralization and increasing autonomy of hospitals are an important trend in hospital sector development. Substantial gains in institutional performance can be achieved through better internal hospital management. The article examines hospital managers' functions and practices and(More)
Methods We used mixed research methodology to analyse budget allocations and expenditures for HRH, including training, for 138 countries receiving money from the Global Fund during funding rounds 1–7. From these aggregate figures, we then identified 27 countries with the largest funding for human resources and training and examined all HRH-related(More)
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