Sri Lanka

Implementation of the WHO Safe Childbirth Checklist Program at a Tertiary Care Setting in Sri Lanka: A Developing Country Experience

To study institutionalization of the World Health Organization’s Safe Childbirth Checklist (SCC) in a tertiary care center in Sri Lanka. [from abstract]

The Effectiveness of a ‘Train the Trainer’ Model of Resuscitation Education for Rural Peripheral Hospital Doctors in Sri Lanka

Sri Lankan rural doctors based in isolated peripheral hospitals routinely resuscitate critically ill patients but have difficulty accessing training. We tested a train-the-trainer model that could be utilised in isolated rural hospitals. [from abstract]

Migration of Sri Lankan Medical Specialists

This paper aims to describe the migration of medical specialists from Sri Lanka and to discuss the successes and failures of strategies to retain them. [from abstract]

Health and Education Sector Collaboration in Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health in Sri Lanka: A Situational Analysis and Case Study of the Kalutara District

There is a paucity of knowledge concerning the roles of those who provide adolescent health services, care and information across the health and education sectors, how they are managed and educated, and the policies that guide their practice.

Human Resources for Health Strategic Plan 2009 - 2018: Situation Analysis (Sri Lanka)

In this report, an attempt is made to provide a comprehensive
situation analysis of human resources in health in Sri Lanka together with a comprehensive assessment of the factors contributing to the present situation. [from introduction]

Sri Lankan Scheme to Help Fight Medical Brain Drain

This video tells the story of a Sri Lankan paediatric doctor who is participating in a government scheme that places doctors in oversees placements for training with a bond that requires the doctor to return home and work at least four years for every year spent abroad in the placement. [adapted from publisher]

Student-Led Peer-Assisted Learning: The Kuppi Experience at the Medical School of the University of Ruhuna in Sri Lanka

This study examines the effectiveness of a peer-assisted learning initiative developed as a parallel process to fill in gaps in medical students’ understanding and better explain unclear aspects of the formal curriculum. [adapted from abstract]

Assessment of Human Resources for Health Using Cross-National Comparison of Facility Surveys in Six Countries

Health facility assessments are being increasingly used to measure and monitor indicators of health workforce performance, but the global evidence base remains weak. The World Health Organization coordinated a series of facility-based surveys using a common approach in six countries: Chad, Cote d’Ivoire, Jamaica, Mozambique, Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe. The objectives were to inform the development and monitoring of human resources for health policy within the countries; and to test and validate the use of standardized facility-based human resources assessment tools across different contexts.

Collaboration Between Open Universities in the Commonwealth: Successful Production of the First Ever Sri Lankan Nursing Graduates at the Open University of Sri Lanka by Distance Education

This paper discusses a collaborative effort between two universities in Sri Lanka and Canada to create a distance education program to train nurses in Sri Lanka.

Migration of Human Resources for Health within and out of Sri Lanka: Report and Analysis 2005

This article addresses some human resource problems amongst which migration of human capital to resourceful settings is detailed as a priority problem. Several factors have contributed to dissatisfaction and human resources, especially those with higher skills and qualifications, migrating towards more resourceful settings, both overseas and within the country. [from abstract]