Human Resources for Health Knowledge Hub




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On this website you will find information about who we are, what we do and a number of useful resources on human resources for health.

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Stories and Strategies - Public Health Emergencies: Lessons Learned from Pilot Phase of the Sexual and Reproductive Health Program in Crisis and Post-Crisis Settings in the Asia Pacific Region (SPRINT Initiative)
This paper is a synthesis of the findings of the Sexual and Reproductive Health Program in Crisis and Post-Crisis Settings in the Asia Pacific Region (SPRINT Initiative).
The challenges and lessons learned from implementing SPRINT are relevant to developing human resource capacity in the specific field of sexual and reproductive health in emergencies and may have broader application to the humanitarian and public health emergency sectors, including the growing field of disaster risk reduction.


Information needs to manage Pacific health worker migration
Past attempts to estimate the extent of the health worker loss and to develop policies which mitigate the negative effects of these losses have been hampered by information systems which fail to capture relevant and detailed data – such as demographic and occupational characteristics, and reasons for leaving – about departing health workers.
This paper reports on the findings of the 'Six Country Migration Study' which was undertaken to help fill information and knowledge gaps by visiting each of six selected Pacific Island countries and collecting available data on migrating and returning health workers.












Why do they leave and where do they go? Exit interviewing of resigning staff
Exit interviews can help answer questions about why professional health staff leave the work and/or country in which they were trained, where they go and what they intend doing. Exit interviews are appropriate to all health care organisations, but particularly in low resource settings where production costs are high and staff replacement is expensive.
This policy brief explains the purpose and processes for exit interviewing, and includes an exit survey template suitable for use in health care organisations of Pacific Island countries which can be modified for particular situations.


Human resources for health: practice and policy implications for emergency response arising from the cholera outbreak in Papua New Guinea
In recent years, a large cholera outbreak in Papua New Guinea has placed significant pressure on clinical and public health services. In this paper, the authors describe some of the challenges to cholera preparedness and response, strategies used to ensure effective cholera management, lessons learnt, and issues for public health policy and practice





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