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    Examining the efficiency and effectiveness of ontario’s health workforce regulatory system

    The regulation and oversight of the health professionals responsible for providing care to patients in Ontario is an important mechanism to ensure patients receive the highest-quality care possible (e.g., by setting the standards that professionals need to meet in their practice) while mitigating, to the...

    Exploring models for health workforce planning

    The health of British Columbians has continued to improve over the past decade, with gains in healthadjusted life expectancy and a gradual decrease in the gap between the life expectancy of women and men.(1) These gains in health status have come, in part, as a result of provincial efforts to strengthen ...

    How to create an attractive and supportive working environment for health professionals

    European countries face common challenges in ensuring a well-performing health workforce in times of existing and projected shortages. One of the multiple aspects that determine the supply and performance of health workers is the work environment, which plays a critical role. Given the demographic change...

    WHO recommendations: optimizing health worker roles to improve access to key maternal and newborn health interventions through task shifting

    Human resource shortages in the health services are widely acknowledged as a threat to the attainment of the healthrelated Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Attempts to optimize the potential of the existing health workforce are therefore crucial. A more rational distribution of tasks and responsibili...

    Policy brief: how can the migration of health service professionals be managed so as to reduce any negative effects on supply?

    The international migration of health professionals has been a growingfeature of the global health agenda since the late 1990s. In Europe, theaccession of more countries to the European Union (EU) since 2004 hasincreased the scope for mobility among health workers and raisedadditional issues within the E...

    Soutenir l’utilisation des évidences scientifiques issues de la recherche pour l’élaboration des politiques dans les systèmes de santé en Afrique

    Au Burkina Faso, la promotion de la santé de la mère et de l'enfant a toujours fait partie du paquet d'activités développé par les services de santé. Cependant, l'efficacité de ces nombreuses interventions reste très faible surtout en termes d'impact sur la mortalité maternelle et néonatale. Pr...

    Improving access to skilled attendance at delivery: full report

    The purpose of this report is to inform deliberations among policymakers and stakeholders. It summarises the best available evidence regarding the design and implementation of policies for extending the use of non-medically trained primary health care workers to deliver cost-effective maternal and child ...

    Strategies de reduction de la mortalite maternelle en Republique Centrafricaine

    Mortalité maternelle est un grave problème de santé publique en RCA avec un taux de 1355 décès pour 100.000 naissances vivantes. Quatre principales difficultés sont à la base de ce problème: a) Difficultés liées à l´accès aux soins. b) Difficultés liées à l´insuffisance et à la réparti...

    Task shifting to optimise the roles of health workers to improve the delivery of maternal and child healthcare: executive summary

    There is a shortage and maldistribution of medically trained health professionals. These are important reasons why cost-effective MCH services are not available to over half the population of Uganda and progress towards the Millennium Development Goals for MCH is slow. Optimising the roles of less specia...