Human resources for health

This is a vastly under-researched area that requires clarity in research priorities (both globally and nationally), and in impact evaluations of the innovative policies recently implemented. A number of Alliance-funded research grants in the area have been recently completed, showing potentially high returns vis-a-vis influence on decision-making processes.

Potential angles the Alliance may take in further investigating HRH includes:

  • evaluating strategies to promote the retention and motivation of health workers;
  • international (and industrialized country) policies on health worker migration; and
  • role of community health workers, with particular attention to the scope for substitution of other health professionals by community health workers.

For Alliance-supported work on the topic, see the peer-reviewed study by Ranson MK et al.

Alliance projects relating to human resources for health