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ICHRN Knowledge Library
  • Date
    2006-11-24
  • Title
    Human Resources: The Cinderella of Health Sector Reform in Latin America
  • Journal

  • Publisher
    Human Resources for Health
  • Year
    2005
  • Author
    Homedas N and Ugalde A
  • Description
    [Excerpt from authors] This article is based on fieldwork and a review of the literature. It discusses the reasons that led health workers to oppose reform; the institutional and legal constraints to implementing reform as originally designed; the mismatch between the types of personnel needed for reform and the availability of professionals; the deficiencies of the reform implementation process; and the regulatory weaknesses of the region. The discussion presents workforce strategies that the reforms could have included to achieve the intended goals, and the need to take into account the values and political realities of the countries. The authors suggest that autochthonous solutions are more likely to succeed than solutions imported from the outside.
  • Categories
    Workforce Assessment, Planning and Policy
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