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Strengthening post-Ebola health systems : from response to resilience in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone (English)

The Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in parts of West Africa - which particularly affected Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone and peaked in August to September 2014 - demonstrated, at very high human, social, and economic cost, the imperative of investing in health systems and establishing public health surveillance and preparedness systems as a priority global public good. ... See More +

Publication 122167 DEC 13, 2017

Clark,John Paul; Govindaraj,Ramesh; Herbst,Christopher H. Disclosed

Health labor market analyses in low- and middle-income countries : an evidence-based approach (English)

The health workforce has received major policy attention over the past decade,driven in part by the need to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and more recently the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and universal health coverage (UHC). ... See More +

Publication 109155 OCT 12, 2016

Herbst,Christopher H.; M. Scheffler,Richard (editor); Lemiere,Christophe (editor); Campbell,Jim (editor) Disclosed

Africa - Africa - Technical Capacity for Nutrition : P144629 - Implementation Status Results Report : Sequence 02 (English)

Implementation Status and Results Report ISR24992 OCT 03, 2016

Herbst,Christopher H.

Tanzania - Rural Food Fortification Project in Tanzania : P123786 - Implementation Status Results Report : Sequence 05 (English)

Implementation Status and Results Report ISR22326 JAN 04, 2016

Herbst,Christopher H.

The systematic assessment of health worker performance : a framework for analysis and its application in Tanzania (English)

This paper introduces a simple framework for understanding the dimensions and determinants of health worker performance based on the idea that there can be three different gaps affecting performance: a knowledge gap, the knowledge-capacity gap and the capacity-performance gap. ... See More +

Working Paper 104096 AUG 01, 2015

Leonard, Kenneth L.; Masatu, Melkiory C.; Herbst,Christopher H.; Lemiere,Christophe Disclosed

Information and communication technologies for health systems strengthening : opportunities, criteria for success, and innovation for Africa and beyond (English)

Information and communication technologies (ICT) for health or eHealth solutions hold great potential for generating systemic efficiencies by strengthening five critical pillars of a health system: human resources for health, supply chain management, health care financing, governance and service delivery, and infrastructure. ... See More +

Working Paper 94943 JAN 01, 2015

Otto, Kate; Shekar, Meera; Herbst, Christopher H.; Mohammed, Rianna Disclosed

Towards interventions in human resources for health in Ghana : evidence for health workforce planning and result. : Towards interventions in human resources for health in Ghana : evidence for health workforce planning and result (English)

This book towards interventions in human resources for health in Ghana is a collaborative effort between the government of Ghana and the World Bank, was developed to assist the ministry of health to obtain an overview of the unique human resources for health (HRH) challenges that Ghana faces. ... See More +

Publication 76181 MAR 01, 2013

Denkyira, Ebenezer Appiah; Lemiere, Christophe; Saleh, Karima; Herbst, Christopher H.; Soucat, Agnes Disclosed

Evaluating the impact of results-based financing on health worker performance : theory, tools and variables to inform an impact evaluation (English)

Working Paper 98269 JAN 01, 2013

Lemiere,Christophe; Torsvik,Gaute; Maestad,Ottar; Herbst,Christopher H.; Leonard, Kenneth L. Disclosed

The health workforce in Ethiopia : addressing the remaining challenges (English)

Health indicators in Ethiopia, particularly on child health and malaria, have improved significantly in recent years, with the next challenge now focused on improving maternal health indicators. ... See More +

Publication 66218 JAN 12, 2012

Feysia, Berhanu; Herbst, Christopher H.; Lemma, Wuleta; Soucat, Agnes Disclosed

Creating incentives to work in Ghana : results from a qualitative health worker study (English)

The Ministry of Health, Ghana, is engaged in developing new Human Resources for Health (HRH) Strategy (2001-15); one that tries to draw on some of the evidence pertaining to the dynamics of the health labor market. ... See More +

Working Paper 66119 NOV 01, 2011

Lievens, Tomas; Serneels, Pieter; Garabino, Sabine; Quartey, Peter; Appiah, Ebeneezer; Herbst, Christopher H.; Lemiere, Christophe; Soucat, Agnes; Rose, Laura; Saleh, Karima Disclosed

The contribution of traditional herbal medicine practitioners to Kenyan health care delivery : results from community health-seeking behavior vignettes and a traditional herbal medicine practitioner survey (English)

This study examines the role that Traditional Herbal Medicine Practitioners (THMPs) play in Kenya in the context of its human resources for health crisis. ... See More +

Working Paper 65133 SEP 01, 2011

Lambert, John; Leonard, Kenneth; Mungai, Geoffrey; Omindi-Ogaja, Elizabeth; Gatheru, Gladys; Mirangi, Tabitha; Owara, Jennifer; Herbst, Christopher H.; Ramana, GNV; Lemiere, Christophe Disclosed

Private sector pharmaceutical supply and distribution channels in Africa : a focus on Ghana, Malawi and Mali (English)

Sustainable access to affordable, high-quality medicines is an important component in all health care systems but remains limited in many African countries. ... See More +

Working Paper 65601 AUG 01, 2011

McCabe, Ariane; Seiter, Andreas; Diack, Aissatou; Herbst, Christopher H.; Dutta, Sheila; Saleh, Karima Disclosed

The human resources for health crisis in Zambia : an outcome of health worker entry exit, and performance within the national labor health market (English)

This report compiles recent evidence on the Zambian health labor market and provides some baseline information on human resources for health (HRH) to help the government address its HRH challenges. ... See More +

Publication 61897 APR 26, 2011

Herbst, Christopher H.; Vledder, Monique; Campbell, Karen; Sjöblom, Mirja; Soucat, Agnes Disclosed

Reducing geographical imbalances of health workers in Sub-Saharan Africa : a labor market perspective on what works, what does not, and why (English)

This report discusses and analyzes labor market dynamics and outcomes (including unemployment, worker shortages, and urban-rural imbalances of categories of health workers) from a labor economics perspective. ... See More +

Publication 58843 DEC 01, 2010

Lemiere, Christophe; Herbst, Christopher H.; Jahanshahi, Negda; Smith, Ellen Disclosed

Applying market mechanisms to central medical stores : experiences from Burkina Faso, Cameroon, and Senegal (English)

This study summarizes the findings of three assessments of Central Medical Store (CMS) reform and performance in Francophone Africa. The study aims to document and characterize the organizational reform of the CMSs and the impact of the reform on CMS management and performance in Cameroon, Burkina and Senegal. ... See More +

Other Health Study 56007 JUL 01, 2010

Govindaraj, Ramesh; H. Herbst, Christopher Disclosed

Private sector pharmaceutical supply and distribution chains : Ghana, Mali, and Malawi (English)

Sustainable access to affordable, quality medicines is an important component of health care but in many African countries it continues to be limited. ... See More +

Working Paper 53107 DEC 01, 2009

McCabe, Ariane; Seiter, Andreas; Diack, Aissatou; Herbst, Christopher; Bodo, Annemarie Disclosed

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Strengthening post-Ebola health systems : from response to resilience in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone (English)
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DEC 13, 2017 122167 Publication
Health labor market analyses in low- and middle-income countries : an evidence-based approach (English)
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OCT 12, 2016 109155 Publication
Africa - Africa - Technical Capacity for Nutrition : P144629 - Implementation Status Results Report : Sequence 02 (English)
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OCT 03, 2016 ISR24992 Implementation Status and Results Report
Tanzania - Rural Food Fortification Project in Tanzania : P123786 - Implementation Status Results Report : Sequence 05 (English)
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JAN 04, 2016 ISR22326 Implementation Status and Results Report
The systematic assessment of health worker performance : a framework for analysis and its application in Tanzania (English)
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AUG 01, 2015 104096 Working Paper
Information and communication technologies for health systems strengthening : opportunities, criteria for success, and innovation for Africa and beyond (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 94943 Working Paper
Towards interventions in human resources for health in Ghana : evidence for health workforce planning and result. : Towards interventions in human resources for health in Ghana : evidence for health workforce planning and result (English)
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MAR 01, 2013 76181 Publication
Evaluating the impact of results-based financing on health worker performance : theory, tools and variables to inform an impact evaluation (English)
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JAN 01, 2013 98269 Working Paper
The health workforce in Ethiopia : addressing the remaining challenges (English)
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JAN 12, 2012 66218 Publication
Creating incentives to work in Ghana : results from a qualitative health worker study (English)
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NOV 01, 2011 66119 Working Paper
The contribution of traditional herbal medicine practitioners to Kenyan health care delivery : results from community health-seeking behavior vignettes and a traditional herbal medicine practitioner survey (English)
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SEP 01, 2011 65133 Working Paper
Private sector pharmaceutical supply and distribution channels in Africa : a focus on Ghana, Malawi and Mali (English)
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AUG 01, 2011 65601 Working Paper
The human resources for health crisis in Zambia : an outcome of health worker entry exit, and performance within the national labor health market (English)
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APR 26, 2011 61897 Publication
Reducing geographical imbalances of health workers in Sub-Saharan Africa : a labor market perspective on what works, what does not, and why (English)
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DEC 01, 2010 58843 Publication
Applying market mechanisms to central medical stores : experiences from Burkina Faso, Cameroon, and Senegal (English)
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JUL 01, 2010 56007 Other Health Study
Private sector pharmaceutical supply and distribution chains : Ghana, Mali, and Malawi (English)
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DEC 01, 2009 53107 Working Paper