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Health workers for change: a tool for promoting behaviour change among health providers
Shaikh, B.T.; Rabbani, F.; Rahim, M. ( 2006 )
Sensitizing health providers to customers' needs and women's health remains a challenge to the Pakistani health system. The Health Workers for Change methodology has been demonstrated to improve provider-client relationships in certain African and Latin American countries. This paper describes the experience of using Health Workers for Change participatory workshops in Pakistan to sensitize male and female health providers to gender issues. Health care providers identified the unmet needs of women clients as a function of individual, household and social factors, and, unlike the African experience with this tool, not predominantly confined to factors associated with the health facility
Health workers who migrate from the Republic of Moldova to work in Italy and other European Union countries
( 2014 )
This mixed method study was undertaken to identify factors influencing the migration of Moldovan health professionals to Italy and other countries in the European Union (EU), as well as factors that influence their possible return to the Republic of Moldova. Conducted between July 2013 and February 2014, the study is based on a conceptual model developed by Padarath et al. (2003) and includes a literature study, over 25 indepth interviews and 150 questionnaires administered among Moldovan health professionals living in the EU. The study suggests that a wide range of motivations inform the decision to migrate and stay in the EU, indicating that financial concerns remain a key driver for the majority of migrants. Upon arrival in the recipient country many of the health professionals faced challenges related to employment in the health sector. Lengthy and costly diploma recognition procedures mean that only a minority work according to their level of qualification, yet only a small number of respondents intend to return to the Republic of Moldova. Besides an analysis of the push, pull, stay and return factors, this report provides a number of considerations for policies to improve the situation of Moldovan health professionals and the Moldovan health system.
Health workers' attitudes can create communication barriers / Judi Aubel, Hussein Rabei & Mohamed Mukhtar
Aubel, Judi; Rabei, Hussein; Mukhtar, Mohamed ( 1991 )
Health workers' manual on counselling for maternal and child health
World Health Organization. Regional Office for the Western Pacific ( 1995 )
Health workers' manual on family planning options
World Health Organization. Regional Office for the Western Pacific ( 1994 )
Health workers' manual on family planning options. 2nd ed.
World Health Organization. Regional Office for the Western Pacific ( 1998 )
Health workers' perspectives, knowledge and skills regarding community case management of childhood diarrhoea and pneumonia: a qualitative inquiry for an implementation research project "Nigraan" in District Badin, Sindh, Pakistan
Sangrasi, Kashif; Qazi, Shamim Ahmad; Aftab, Wafa; Rabbani, Fauziah; Perveen, Shagufta; Zahidie, Aysha ( 2016-09-01 )
Pakistan's Lady Health Worker Programme aims to provide care to children sick with pneumonia and diarrhoea, which continues to cause 27 % under-five mortality in Pakistan. The quality of supervision received by Lady Health Workers (LHWs) in the programme influence their knowledge and skills, in turn impacting their ability to provide care.This study is part of an implementation research project titled "Nigraan" (an Urdu word meaning supervisor), and explores LHW and Lady Health Supervisor (LHS) perspectives regarding the role of supervision in improving LHWs performance and motivation in district Badin, Sindh, Pakistan. Their knowledge and skills regarding integrated community case management (iCCM) of diarrhoea and pneumonia were also assessed. Fourteen focus group discussions and 20 in-depth interviews were conducted as part of this qualitative inquiry. Analysis was done using QSR NVivo version 10.Most LHWs and LHSs identified pneumonia and diarrhoea as two major causes of death among children under-five. Poverty, illiteracy, poor hygiene and lack of clean drinking water were mentioned as underlying causes of high mortality due to diarrhoea and pneumonia. LHWs and LHSs gaps in knowledge included classification of dehydration, correctly preparing ORS and prescribing correct antibiotics in pneumonia. Lack of training, delayed salaries and insufficient medicines and other supplies were identified as major factors impeding appropriate knowledge and skill development for iCCM of childhood diarrhoea and pneumonia. LHWs considered adequate supervision and the presence of LHSs during household visits as a factor facilitating their performance. LHWs did not have a preference for written or verbal feedback, but LHSs considered written individual feedback to LHWs to be more useful than group and verbal feedback.LHWs have knowledge and skill gaps that prevent them from providing effective care for diarrhoea and pneumonia. Enhanced supportive feedback from LHSs could improve LHWs skills and performance.