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Author Appiah-Denkyira, Ebenezer
Title Toward Interventions in Human Resources for Health in Ghana : Evidence for Health Workforce Planning and Results
Imprint Herndon : World Bank Publications, 2013
©2013
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Descript 1 online resource (182 pages)
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Series Directions in Development
Directions in Development
Note Front Cover -- Title Page -- Copyright -- Contents -- Foreword, The Government of Ghana -- Foreword, The World Bank -- Acknowledgments -- Editors and Contributors -- Abbreviations -- Part I Introduction and Overview -- Chapter 1 Toward Evidence-Based Interventions for HRH -- Health Outcomes and HRH -- Objective and Organization of This Book -- Conceptual Framework -- Key Findings on Stock, Distribution, and Performance -- Toward Evidence-Based Intervention -- Conclusion -- References -- Part II The HRH Situation -- Chapter 2 The Stock of Health Workers -- Summary of Findings -- Public Sector Health Worker Numbers -- What Explains the Stock of Health Workers? -- Conclusion -- Notes -- References -- Chapter 3 The Distribution of Health Workers -- Summary of Findings -- Where Ghana's Health Workers Are Employed -- Reasons for the Uneven Distribution of Health Workers -- Conclusion -- Notes -- References -- Chapter 4 The Performance of Health Workers -- Summary of Findings -- Evidence on Health Worker Performance -- Determinants of Performance -- Conclusion -- Notes -- References -- PART III Toward Interventions in HRH -- Chapter 5 Ghana's Agencies and Their Roles and Responsibilities in HRH -- The Organization of Health Services Management -- HRH Responsibilities of the (Nonautonomous) Public Sector Agencies -- HRH Responsibilities of the (Semiautonomous) Public Sector Agencies -- HRH Responsibilities of the (Semiautonomous) Private, Not-for-Profit Agency -- Conclusion -- Notes -- References -- Chapter 6 Interventions to Increase Stock and Improve Distribution and Performance of HRH -- Interventions to Increase Stock -- Interventions to Improve Distribution -- Interventions to Improve Performance -- Conclusion -- References -- Chapter 7 Financing Available for Policy and Interventions -- Summary of Findings
The Health Workforce Wage Bill in the Public Sector -- Consequences of Wage Bill Reforms -- Health Spending Patterns -- Fiscal Space in Health -- Conclusion -- Notes -- References -- Chapter 8 The Political Economy of Crafting Policy -- Summary of Findings -- Players and Perspectives -- The Policy Process -- Conclusion -- Notes -- References -- APPENDIXES Analysis of Decision-Making Authority, Training Institutions, and Compensation -- Appendix A Allocation of Decision-Making Authority Regarding HRH at the Various Levels of the Health System -- Summary of Findings -- Decision-Making Authority for the Management of HRH -- Appendix B Capacity of Health-Training Institutions -- Summary of Findings -- Physical Capacity -- Technical Capacity -- Organizational Capacity -- Notes -- References -- Appendix C Health Worker Wages before and after the Salary Rationalization Program of 2006 -- Summary of Findings -- Base Salary -- The Additional Duty Hours Allowance -- The New Health Salary Structure -- Notes -- References -- Boxes -- Figures -- Tables -- Back Cover
Despite some recent successes in Ghana, further improvements in health outcomes are inpart hampered by the lack of skilled service providers, or human resources for health (HRH),particularly in rural areas, where critical health services are needed most. To address thelack of information and guide the development of policies and programs on HRH, TowardInterventions in Human Resources for Health in Ghana: Evidence for Health Workforce Planningand Results aims to paint a comprehensive picture of HRH, consolidating new and existingevidence on the stock, distribution, and performance of h ealth workers to focus on the what,as in What is the situation on HRH? and the how, as in How is this situation explained?The book highlights new evidence on some of the underlying determinants affectingthe stock, distribution, and performance of health workers in Ghana, including healthworker production and attrition, capacity to manage HRH, the capacity of health traininginstitutions, and health worker compensation. Policy options on HRH are also discussed, as isthe fi scal and political environment needed to develop and implement such interventions.The data and findings presented in this book are the result of extended and closecollaboration between the Ghana Technical Working Group on HRH (led by the Ministryof Health) and the World Bank's Africa Region Technical Team on HRH. The information inthis book will provide a better basis for Ghanaian decision makers and external partners tohave a dialogue on HRH and related policies. More broadly, Toward Interventions in HumanResources for Health in Ghana: Evidence for Health Workforce Planning and Results will be ofinterest to all those working to improve human resources for health in Africa and beyond
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Appiah-Denkyira, Ebenezer Toward Interventions in Human Resources for Health in Ghana : Evidence for Health Workforce Planning and Results Herndon : World Bank Publications,c2013 9780821396674
Subject Public health -- Ghana.;Medical care -- Ghana
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Alt Author Herbst, Christopher H
Soucat, Agnes
Soucat, Agnes
Saleh, Karima
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