Systematic Review on Human Resources for Health Interventions to Improve Maternal Health Outcomes: Evidence from Developing Countries
Author(s)/Editor(s): Zulfiqar A. Bhutta, Zohra S. Lassi, Nadia Mansoor
Publisher/Organizer: Aga Khan University, Division of Women and Child Health, with the support of PMNCH
Publication date: 2010
Number of pages: 89
This literature review focuses on identifying lessons learned, gaps and recommendations that derive from studies and implementation experiences of HRH interventions for better maternal health outcomes. A similar literature review has already been undertaken for child health outcomes and will not be included in this review.
“Our review focus(es) on the impact of HRH interventions on the health care professionals defined as Skilled Birth Attendants (SBAs) to decrease maternal mortality and morbidity. We will derive lessons, gaps and recommendations based on the studies conducted on HRH implementations in developing countries.
The specific objectives of the systematic review included:
- Review of the evidence base on the impact derived from studies and implementation experiences of HRH interventions to health personnel only, defined as SBAs (nurses, midwives, doctors or health personnel with midwifery skills) for better maternal outcomes.
- Based on the review, the identification of lessons learned, gaps and recommendation for HRH development for improved maternal outcomes. “