Resource Tool: Human Resources for Health

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By: Katie Millar, Technical Writer, Women and Health Initiative, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

This post is part of our “Supporting the Human in Human Resources” blog series co-hosted by the Maternal Health Task Force and Jacaranda Health.

To enrich the “Supporting the Human in Human Resources” blog series, a round-up of recent literature on the subject is here aggregated as a useful tool for public health practitioners. Let us know how these articles are helpful and about other human resource topics that interest you.

Landmark articles:

  1. Systematic Review on Human Resources for Health Interventions to Improve Maternal Health Outcomes: Evidence from Developing Countries
  2. HUMAN RESOURCES FOR HEALTH: foundation for Universal Health Coverage and the post-2015 development agenda
  3. Human resources for maternal, newborn and child health: from measurement and planning to performance for improved health outcomes
  4. Human resources for maternal health: multi-purpose or specialists?

Recent Publications:

  1. Time to address gender discrimination and inequality in the health workforce
  2. Factors affecting motivation and retention of primary health care workers in three disparate regions in Kenya
  3. Task-shifting and prioritization: a situational analysis examining the role and experiences of community health workers in Malawi
  4. HRM and its effect on employee, organizational and financial outcomes in health care organizations
  5. Hope and despair: community health assistants’ experiences of working in a rural district in Zambia
  6. Reaching Mothers and Babies with Early Postnatal Home Visits: The Implementation Realities of Achieving High Coverage in Large-Scale Programs
  7. Community Health Workers in Low-, Middle-, and High-Income Countries: An Overview of Their History, Recent Evolution, and Current Effectiveness
  8. Home visits by community health workers to prevent neonatal deaths in developing countries: a systematic review
  9. Expansion in the private sector provision of institutional delivery services and horizontal equity: evidence from Nepal and Bangladesh
  10. Performance-based incentives to improve health status of mothers and newborns: what does the evidence show?
  11. Building capacity to develop an African teaching platform on health workforce development: a collaborative initiative of universities from four sub Saharan countries
  12. Retention of female volunteer community health workers in Dhaka urban slums: a prospective cohort study