All posts tagged Human resources for health

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Door-to-door vaccinators: risking their lives to help stop the spread of polio in Pakistan

By Svea Closser, Middlebury College

In the last two years, more than 60 people have been murdered delivering polio vaccine door-to-door to children in Pakistan. These workers are part of a global effort to eradicate polio; they’re working to create a firewall of vaccinated children that would…

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Join the club: helping people with HIV stay on ART

by Mandip Aujla, Health Policy and Planning

It’s a cool, sunny, October morning in Khayelitsha, a densely populated township just outside of Cape Town. Fifteen people are seated in a back room of the township’s largest HIV treatment facility, the Ubuntu clinic. A warm and friendly looking woman…

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After Ebola: supporting frontline health workers

by Sophie Witter and Haja Wurie

The Ebola epidemic is taking a terrible toll on communities in West Africa. In Sierra Leone alone, as of the 2nd of November 2014, 1070 people have died since the outbreak started in May. CDC projections suggest that by January 2015, if nothing is…

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Coherence between health policy and human resource strategy: implications for China’s health system reform

This blog post was originally published in International Health Policies

By Xiaoyun Liu

The lack of coherence between health policies and human resource (HR) strategy is one of the major causes for the failure to meet health goals, such as the MDGs. A recently published article in Health Policy and…

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Physician salaries: one ingredient in the cake of retention

By Kate Tulenko

With the global migration of health workers increasing and population growth outstripping the training of new health workers in more and more countries, there is increasing emphasis on finding effective ways to retain health workers in country. In an effort to add light to this issue Edward…

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