HRH Global Resource Center December Newsletter


10 Resources Added This Month

Where Have All the Workers Gone? the Extent of the Global Healthcare Worker Shortage, Why Workers are Leaving and Some Strategies for Addressing the Crisis
This presentation was part of a USAID Mini-University session in October 2006. It gives an outline of healthcare worker issues and shortages, including worker density by region; a breakdown of the reasons for the HRH crisis in Africa and some solutions to address the problem.

Positive Practice Environments: Key Considerations for the Development of a Framework to Support the Integration of International Nurses
This paper aims to provide an overview of the influences of international policies and agreements, the social and personal benefits and costs of migration for international nurses based on their experiences, and to outline a possible framework to develop positive practice environments to support long-term integration and the retention of this valuable resource. [from executive summary]

Restructuring HRH: Belize
This presentation is from the VII Regional Meeting of the Observatories for Human Resources for Health. It discusses the current situation of HRH in Belize, the separation of regional and central HRH, plans for the HRH Unit and Intersectoral Commission, the activities and resources needed to develop HRH, and indicators for success.

Africa Health Workforce Observatory
This presentation was part of the ECSA Workforce Observatory Meeting in Arusha. It describes the Africa Health Workforce Observatory and details the benefits and functions of the Observatory [adapted from author's description]

Pakistan, Afghanistan Look to Women to Improve Health Care
Inspired by Pakistan’s experience, Afghanistan is embarking on a program to encourage women to work in the health sector. [author's description]

Checklists Reduce Medical Barriers to Contraceptive Use
This report discusses how checklists, coupled with effective training, allow health care workers to avoid medical barriers and better provide methods of contraception. [adapted from author]

Coping with Crisis: How to Meet Reproductive Health Needs in Crisis Situations
People caught in crisis situations have crucial reproductive health needs. Health care providers understand people’s needs and have experience meeting them, but few have worked in humanitarian relief. By learning more and being prepared, family planning providers and managers - whether at the community level or internationally - could help in several ways. [adapted from author]

Situation Assessment of Human Resources in the Public Health Sector in Nigeria
This assessment measures the size, skills mix, distribution and growth rate of HRH in the public health sector in Nigeria and quantifies the increase in HRH requirements in the public health sector necessary for reaching key PEPFAR targets and the health Millennium Development Goals. [from abstract]

Gendered Home-Based Care in South Africa: More Trouble for the Troubled
This study argues that a thorough understanding of how home-based care undermines the physical health and psychological wellbeing of already vulnerable women is crucial for informing policies on home-based care. Thus, there is a need to incorporate gender perspectives when planning and implementing home-based care programs. [from abstract]

Perceptions of Health Workers about Conditions of Service: a Namibian Case Study
This study set out to explore and describe the influence of conditions of service on the movement and retention of the health professionals in Namibia. It is a qualitative study targeting mainly professional nurses, doctors, social workers and health inspectors at both operational and managerial levels, in public and private sectors. [from executive summary]

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