Document Type

Report

Publication Date

1-2010

Keywords

HIV/AIDS, Global Health Initiatives, human resources, Malawi, Uganda, Zambia

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Abstract

In most sub-Saharan African countries, a region where just 3% of the world’s health workforce treat and care for 25% of the global disease burden, significant investment in Human Resources for HIV/ AIDS services (HR) is required. This briefing paper summarises the effect that scale-up of funds from three GHIs – the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), the Global Fund to fight AIDS, TB and Malaria, and the World Bank Multi-country AIDS Program (MAP) – has had on HR in 3 countries: Malawi, Uganda and Zambia. Drawing on primary data from country studies conducted by researchers from the Global HIV/AIDS Initiatives Network (GHIN), this briefing paper focuses on a set of interrelated HR components: numbers of health workers, workload, training, and incentives and motivation.

Disciplines

International Public Health

Citation

Global HIV / AIDS Initiatives Network. Global Health Initiatives and Human Resources for HIV/AIDS Services in Malawi, Uganda and Zambia. Policy Brief, January 2010.

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