IHP news 526: Human Resources for Health

By on June 14, 2019

Int Journal of Health Planning & Management – Should I stay or should I go now? The impact of “pull” factors on physician decisions to remain in a destination country

H Ibrahim et al; https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/hpm.2819

Focus on the UAE in this article. The conclusion: “Factors influencing retention of the UAE’s expatriate physician workforce are primarily lifestyle‐related. Physicians also report positive perceptions of newly implemented visa policies.”

Global Health Action – A systematic review of vital events tracking by community health agents

Erin Nichols; https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/16549716.2019.1597452#.XP5eRKRxNG8.twitter

Efforts to improve national civil registration and vital statistics (CRVS) systems are focusing on transforming traditionally passive systems into active systems that have the ability to reach the household level. While community health agents remain at the core of many birth and death reporting efforts, previous literature has not explored elements for their successful integration into CRVS efforts. To inform future efforts to improve CRVS systems, we conducted a systematic review of literature to understand and describe the design features, resulting data quality, and factors impacting the performance of community health agents involved in tracking vital events….”

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