Management for health services delivery

Management of resources and support systems:
Human resources

Distribution of staff

  • Wastage in the Health Workforce: Some Perspectives from African Countries
    Delanyo Dovlo, Human Resources for Health 2005, 3:6
    "Direct" wastage, "Indirect" wastage –losses in output and productivity, misapplied skills, absenteeism, poor support and lack of supervision; HIV/AIDS: deaths of health workers, fear of infection, burnout, absenteeism, heavy workloads and stress affect productivity. further attention: monitoring and managing wastage; enhancing motivation and morale; enhanced occupational safety and welfare; tackle HIV/AIDS and the brain drain
    (9 pages, pdf 255kb)
  • Not Enough There, Too Many Here: Understanding Geographical Imbalances in the Distribution of the Health Workforce
    Gilles Dussault and Maria Cristina Franceschini, 2006, Human Resources for Health 2006, 4:12
    Individual factors; organizational environment; education and training; health care system; HR policies; Institutional environment:decentralization and civil service reform; sociocultural environment; Measures to address imbalances: education reform; community health workers and new cadres of health workers; rural recruitment and training; new educational tools; regulatory and administrative measures; financial and professional incentives; better HR policies;
    (16 pages, pdf 219kb)
  • Specific Programs and Human Resources: Addressing a Key Implementation Constraints
    Royal Tropical Institute (KIT), 2004
    Constraints: lack of staff numbers and quality, imbalance in distribution; solutions: strengthen existing staff, motivation, new partnerships and synergies between programmes
    (32 pages, pdf 440kb)