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Connecting Policy and Practice using Needs-Based HRH and Health Care Service Planning: Partnership between Zambia and Canada.

In the midst of a global human resources for health (HRH) crisis, researchers and decision-makers are seeking new and innovative evidence-based strategies for HRH planning. For several years, Canadian and Zambian researchers and policy- and decision-makers have been working to adapt a needs-based approach to develop service-based strategies and tools for HRH planning. This approach […]

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SolidarMed support to Zambia’s Medical Licentiate Training Programme.

The Medical Licentiate Training Programme (MLTP) is one response, adapted to Zambia’s requirements and circumstances, to the severe shortage of doctors. The MLTP provides training in internal medicine, paediatrics and child health, obstetrics and gynaecology and surgery. It enables Clinical Officers (COs) to upgrade their skills so that they can perform the role of doctors […]

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Self-Efficacy of Nurses in the Performance of Counselling-Related Tasks: Eldoret, Kenya.

This study investigated the self-efficacy of nurses at Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital in the performance of counselling-related tasks. A Self-efficacy Questionnaire was used to assess the nurses’ self-efficacy in the performance of counselling tasks. The findings revealed that whereas age, experience and additional training in nursing had a significant influence on nurses’ self-efficacy in […]

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Staff houses in rural areas – a social investment approach for hospitals.

The SolidarMed pilot project Staff houses and income generation for rural hospitals in Zambia started in 2013. The project targets improved attraction, recruitment and retention of rural health workers and focuses on the staff’s accommodation problem at rural hospitals. The innovative feature is that the staff houses are not handed over to the hospitals. They […]

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Labour Force Participation of Disabled People in Italy: An Empirical Analysis.

This paper is an empirical study on the work opportunities of people with disability using Italian data collected through a survey carried out by ISTAT in 2004. Our analysis is guided by the conceptual framework of the capability approach and investigates the role of conversion factors in the ability to be employed and the type […]

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Effective elderly home care in Belarus.

In order to lobby effectively for home care services of the elderly and disabled, a study was conducted among different medical and social service providers in the public and non-profit sector to elicit the medical effectivenes, social effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of the different services. Integrated home care servcies through providers which do medical and social […]

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What motivates and retains health workers in Pakistan?

Pakistan is a long way from achieving its Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) four and five. The national study on “Assessing Retention and Motivation of Public Healthcare Providers (Particularly Female Providers) in Rural Pakistan” was carried out by the Population Council to assess the core issue of availability of health providers, especially female providers and to […]

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Perceptions of Medical Brain Drain among Young Doctors in Kenya: A Cross-Sectional Study

The objective of this study was to determine the perceptions of medical brain drain among young doctors in Kenya. A descriptive cross-sectional study was carried out between March and May 2012 among young doctors aged 50 years and below in all the seven provinces of Kenya using multi-stage sampling, and the research instruments were semi-structured […]

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