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Effectiveness of Alliances and Partnership for Health Promotion

The purpose of this paper is to assess the impact of alliances and partnerships for initiating health promotion, well-being in populations in a sustainable manner, and for promoting individual health-related behavior change. 

Continuing Education Meetings and Workshops: Effects on professional practice and health care outcomes

This paper describes research assessing the effects of educational meetings on professional practice and healthcare outcomes. The authors found educational meetings, alone or combined with other interventions, can improve professional practice and healthcare outcomes for the patients. They also...

Task Shifting of Antiretroviral Treatment From Doctors to Primary-Care Nurses in South Africa (STRETCH): A pragmatic, parallel, cluster-randomised trial

The article aims to assess the effects on mortality, viral suppression, and other health outcomes and quality indicators for streamlining tasks from doctors to other health care workers. 

Not Enough There, Too Many Here: Understanding geographical imbalances in the distribution of the health workforce

The objective of this paper is to provide better a understanding of the determinants of geographical imbalances in the distribution of health personnel, and to identify and assess the strategies developed to correct and enhance them because vulnerable population do not have access to skilled...

Identifying Factors for Job Motivation of Rural Health Workers in North Vietnam

Exploratory qualitative research was conducted among health workers in two provinces in North Viet Nam as an entry point for developing strategies that would improve their performance by identifying their major motivational factors. The study found that motivation was influenced both by financial...

Human Resources for Health: Overcoming the crisis

This report of the global workforceproposes that mobilization and strengthening of human resources for health is the key in fighting health crisis. Nearly all countries are challenged by worker shortage, skill mix imbalance, maldistribution, negative work environment, and weak knowledge base....

Developing Health Information Systems in Developing Countries: The flexible standards strategy

The article is about creating a suitable, integrated, and scalable information system in the health sector. It also provides theoretical concepts to support standardization processes in complex systems, and suggests an approach to implement health standards in developing country settings that is...

Health Information Systems: The foundations of public health

Public health decision-making is critically dependent on the timely availability of sound data. The role of health information systems is to generate, analyze and disseminate such data. In practice, health information systems rarely function systematically. The products of historical, social and...

Managing Ethical Dilemmas: A tool for HIV care workers

HIV care workers sometimes face ethical dilemmas, such as: "Do I uphold the law, or protect my client from an unjust criminal system?" This webinar introduces a new tool to help in working through ethical dilemmas.

The Role of Maternal, Health System, and Psychosocial Factors in Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission Failure in the Era of Programmatic Scale Up in Western Kenya: A case control study

This matched case-control study assessed individual, socio-cultural, and health system factors that contributed to the failure of prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) services in an area of Kenya where free PMTCT services were widely accessible. The study found that women facing these...

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