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Alleviating the burden of responsibility : men as providers of community-based HIV/AIDS care and support in Lesotho

NEWMAN, Constance
September 2009

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This is an overview of a study of men as providers of HIV and AIDS care and support in Lesotho to help address the problems of occupational segregation with regards to human resources for health. Such inequality ..."impedes the development of robust health workforces. In the era of HIV/AIDS, this makes for inequities, inefficiencies and missed opportunities by creating barriers to health workforce entry and limiting the possible pool of formal and nonformal health workers. In Lesotho, as in many other countries, the HIV and AIDS care burden falls on the shoulders of women and girls in unpaid, invisible household and community work. This gender inequity in [human resources for health] needs to be addressed to ensure fair and sustainable responses to the need for home- and community-based HIV/AIDS care and support"

Human resources development planning guide : orphans and other vulnerable children (OVC) service delivery in Uganda

MINISTRY OF GENDER, LABOUR AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT
2008

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"This guide has been developed to support human resources development planning of staff managing and implementing the Uganda OVC programme at national and local government levels. The guide is applicable to all staff and partners managing various OVC interventions. The guide accompanies ongoing efforts to enhance the Ugandan Ministry for Gender, Labour and Social Development’s capacity to manage and ensure that all children in Uganda, regardless of their vulnerability, are assisted to reach their full potential as equal citizens of Uganda"

An action plan to prevent brain drain : building equitable health systems in Africa

FRIEDMAN, Eric A
June 2004

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The severe shortage of health professionals in Africa is a huge barrier to expanding AIDS treatment and care and other health goals. African countries, donor governments, and international institutions must link their responses to AIDS to a broader initiative to build equitable health systems in Africa, with special attention to strengthening human resources and ensuring the right to health care for all. This report provides an action plan for preventing the 'brain drain' of skilled health workers to developed countries. It addresses issues around building equitable health systems by offering a series of recommendations to meet people's health care needs by paying more attention to human resources. These proposals include improvements in health infrastructure, higher salaries and benefits for health workers, enhanced investment in training institutions, reduced recruitment by wealthy nations and capacity-building for human resources management

South African health review 2002

Health Systems Trust (HST)
2003

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This is a comprehensive, authoritative and independent review of the South African health system. It is published annually and the theme of this year's edition is the restructuring of the health care system: progress to date. It is made up of 21 chapters grouped into four themes: framework for transformation, human resources, priority programmes and support systems. The review acts as a barometer for assessing the transformation processes and their impact on provision of equitable health care to all in South Africa

South African health review 2001

HEALTH SYSTEMS TRUST (HST)
March 2002

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This is a comprehensive, authoritative and independent review of the South African health system. It is published annually and this year's edition is is made up of 17 chapters grouped into four themes: listening to voices, equity, information for health, accountability and transformation. The review acts as a barometer for assessing the transformation processes and their impact on provision of equitable health care to all in South Africa

Human resources for health dossier

JOHNSON, David
BRINCKLOW, Kate
Ed

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A dynamic guide to the issue of human resources for health. Increasingly, developing countries are scaling up their efforts to contain HIV/AIDS, expanding access to ARV treatment. And yet, there is not sufficient commitment to provide the necessary medical personnel and health expertise. This online dossier discusses a number of key issues relating to human resources, providing links to full text documents and references. Topics include: strengthening capacity, financial and non-financial incentives, migration, nursing, planning, gender, skills, absenteeism, dual working, HIV/AIDS, public health, Millennium Development Goals

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