Bulletin of the World Health Organization

Volume 91, Number 11, November 2013, 797-896

Special theme: human resources for universal health coverage

IN THIS MONTH'S BULLETIN

In this month’s Bulletin
doi: 10.2471/BLT.13.001113

EDITORIALS

Human resources for universal health coverage: from evidence to policy and action
Mozart Sales, Marie-Paule Kieny, Ruediger Krech & Carissa Etienne
doi: 10.2471/BLT.13.131110

Investing in human resources for health: the need for a paradigm shift
Feng Zhao, Neil Squires, David Weakliam, Wim Van Lerberghe, Agnes Soucat, Kadidiatou Toure, George Shakarishvili, Estelle Quain & Akiko Maeda
doi: 10.2471/BLT.13.118687

Human resources for universal health coverage: leadership needed
Alexandre Padilha, Joseph Kasonde, Ghufron Mukti, Nigel Crisp, Keizo Takemi & Eric Buch
doi: 10.2471/BLT.13.118661

Beyond clinical skills: key capacities needed for universal health coverage
Viroj Tangcharoensathien & David B Evans
doi: 10.2471/BLT.13.121335

NEWS

Public health round-up
doi: 10.2471/BLT.13.011113

More midwives needed to improve maternal and newborn survival
doi: 10.2471/BLT.13.021113

Funding, flexible management needed for Brazil’s health worker gaps
doi: 10.2471/BLT.13.031113

RESEARCH

Health worker remuneration in WHO Member States
P Hernandez-Peña, JP Poullier, CJM Van Mosseveld, N Van de Maele, V Cherilova, C Indikadahena, G Lie, T Tan-Torres & David B Evans
doi: 10.2471/BLT.13.120840

Monitoring the implementation of the WHO Global Code of Practice on the International Recruitment of Health Personnel
Amani Siyam, Pascal Zurn, Otto Christian Rø, Gulin Gedik, Kenneth Ronquillo, Christine Joan Co, Catherine Vaillancourt-Laflamme, Jennifer dela Rosa, Galina Perfilieva & Mario Roberto Dal Poz
doi: 10.2471/BLT.13.118778

SYSTEMATIC REVIEWS

Quality of care provided by mid-level health workers: systematic review and meta-analysis
Zohra S Lassi, Giorgio Cometto, Luis Huicho & Zulfiqar A Bhutta
doi: 10.2471/BLT.13.118786

POLICY & PRACTICE

Early implementation of WHO recommendations for the retention of health workers in remote and rural areas
James Buchan, Ian D Couper, Viroj Tangcharoensathien, Khampasong Thepannya, Wanda Jaskiewicz, Galina Perfilieva & Carmen Dolea
doi: 10.2471/BLT.13.119008

Why do health labour market forces matter?
Barbara McPake, Akiko Maeda, Edson Correia Araújo, Christophe Lemiere, Atef El Maghraby & Giorgio Cometto
doi: 10.2471/BLT.13.118794

Community health workers for universal health-care coverage: from fragmentation to synergy
Kate Tulenko, Sigrun Møgedal, Muhammad Mahmood Afzal, Diana Frymus, Adetokunbo Oshin, Muhammad Pate, Estelle Quain, Arletty Pinel, Shona Wynd & Sanjay Zodpey
doi: 10.2471/BLT.13.118745

Human resources for health and universal health coverage: fostering equity and effective coverage
James Campbell, James Buchan, Giorgio Cometto, Benedict David, Gilles Dussault, Helga Fogstad, Inês Fronteira, Rafael Lozano, Frank Nyonator, Ariel Pablos-Méndez, Estelle E Quain, Ann Starrs & Viroj Tangcharoensathien
doi: 10.2471/BLT.13.118729

LESSONS FROM THE FIELD

Strengthening human resources for health through multisectoral approaches and leadership: the case of Cameroon
S Kingue, E Rosskam, AC Bela, A Adjidja & L Codjia
doi: 10.2471/BLT.13.127829

Strengthening human resources for health through information, coordination and accountability mechanisms: the case of the Sudan
Elsheikh Badr, Nazar A Mohamed, Muhammad Mahmood Afzal & Khalif Mohamud Bile
doi: 10.2471/BLT.13.118950

Health workforce contributions to health system development: a platform for universal health coverage
Viroj Tangcharoensathien, Supon Limwattananon, Rapeepong Suphanchaimat, Walaiporn Patcharanarumol, Krisada Sawaengdee & Weerasak Putthasri
doi: 10.2471/BLT.13.120774

ROUND TABLE

Tackling health workforce challenges to universal health coverage: setting targets and measuring progress
Giorgio Cometto & Sophie Witter
doi: 10.2471/BLT.13.118810

Health workforce indicators: let’s get real
Ties Boerma & Amani Siyam
doi: 10.2471/BLT.13.126656

Towards universal health coverage: a health workforce fit for purpose and practice
James Campbell
doi: 10.2471/BLT.13.126698

Health workforce benchmarks for universal health coverage and sustainable development
Xenia Scheil-Adlung
doi: 10.2471/BLT.13.126953

Empowering patients and strengthening communities for real health workforce and funding targets
Brook K Baker
doi: 10.2471/BLT.13.126896

PERSPECTIVES

Leveraging information technology to bridge the health workforce gap
Robert Bollinger, Larry Chang, Reza Jafari, Thomas O’Callaghan, Peter Ngatia, Dykki Settle, Jane McKenzie-White, Kunal Patel, Amir Dossal & Najeeb Al Shorbaji
doi: 10.2471/BLT.13.118737

A comprehensive health labour market framework for universal health coverage
Angelica Sousa, Richard M Scheffler, Jennifer Nyoni & Ties Boerma
doi: 10.2471/BLT.13.118927

Can human resources for health in the context of noncommunicable disease control be a lever for health system changes?
Sania Nishtar & Johanna Ralston
doi: 10.2471/BLT.13.118711

CORRIGENDUM

Corrigendum
doi: 10.2471/BLT.13.101113

Corrigendum
doi: 10.2471/BLT.13.111113

Corrigendum
doi: 10.2471/BLT.13.121113