Human resources for control of tuberculosis and HIV-associated tuberculosis.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10144/38959
Title:
Human resources for control of tuberculosis and HIV-associated tuberculosis.
Authors:
Harries, A D; Zachariah, R; Bergström, K; Blanc, L; Salaniponi, F; Elzinga, G
Journal:
The International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease : the official journal of the International Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease
Abstract:
The global targets for tuberculosis (TB) control were postponed from 2000 to 2005, but on current evidence a further postponement may be necessary. Of the constraints preventing these targets being met, the primary one appears to be the lack of adequately trained and qualified staff. This paper outlines: 1) the human resources and skills for global TB and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) TB control, including the human resources for implementing the DOTS strategy, the additional human resources for implementing joint HIV-TB control strategies and what is known about human resource gaps at global level; 2) the attempts to quantify human resource gaps by focusing on a small country in sub-Saharan Africa, Malawi; and 3) the main constraints to human resources and their possible solutions, under six main headings: human resource planning; production of human resources; distribution of the work-force; motivation and staff retention; quality of existing staff; and the effect of HIV/AIDS. We recommend an urgent shift in thinking about the human resource paradigm, and exhort international policy makers and the donor community to make a concerted effort to bridge the current gaps by investing for real change.
Affiliation:
National Tuberculosis Control Programme, Lilongwe, Malawi. adharries@malawi.net
Issue Date:
Feb-2005
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10144/38959
PubMed ID:
15732730
Language:
en
ISSN:
1027-3719
Appears in Collections:
HIV/AIDS

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorHarries, A D-
dc.contributor.authorZachariah, R-
dc.contributor.authorBergström, K-
dc.contributor.authorBlanc, L-
dc.contributor.authorSalaniponi, F-
dc.contributor.authorElzinga, G-
dc.date.accessioned2008-10-13T15:29:03Z-
dc.date.available2008-10-13T15:29:03Z-
dc.date.issued2005-02-
dc.identifier.citationHuman resources for control of tuberculosis and HIV-associated tuberculosis. 2005, 9 (2):128-37 Int. J. Tuberc. Lung Dis.en
dc.identifier.issn1027-3719-
dc.identifier.pmid15732730-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10144/38959-
dc.description.abstractThe global targets for tuberculosis (TB) control were postponed from 2000 to 2005, but on current evidence a further postponement may be necessary. Of the constraints preventing these targets being met, the primary one appears to be the lack of adequately trained and qualified staff. This paper outlines: 1) the human resources and skills for global TB and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) TB control, including the human resources for implementing the DOTS strategy, the additional human resources for implementing joint HIV-TB control strategies and what is known about human resource gaps at global level; 2) the attempts to quantify human resource gaps by focusing on a small country in sub-Saharan Africa, Malawi; and 3) the main constraints to human resources and their possible solutions, under six main headings: human resource planning; production of human resources; distribution of the work-force; motivation and staff retention; quality of existing staff; and the effect of HIV/AIDS. We recommend an urgent shift in thinking about the human resource paradigm, and exhort international policy makers and the donor community to make a concerted effort to bridge the current gaps by investing for real change.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to The International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease : the official journal of the International Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Diseaseen
dc.subject.meshAIDS-Related Opportunistic Infectionsen
dc.subject.meshHealth Manpoweren
dc.subject.meshHumansen
dc.subject.meshMalawien
dc.subject.meshTuberculosisen
dc.titleHuman resources for control of tuberculosis and HIV-associated tuberculosis.en
dc.contributor.departmentNational Tuberculosis Control Programme, Lilongwe, Malawi. adharries@malawi.neten
dc.identifier.journalThe International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease : the official journal of the International Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Diseaseen
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