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Motivation and Retention of Health Workers in Developing Countries: A systematic review

Absence of properly trained and motivated workforce is a key constraint in achieving Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The authors of this research undertook a systematic review to consolidate existing evidence on the impact of financial and nonfinancial incentives on motivation and retention....

Adoption of ICT in a Government Organization in a Developing Country: An empirical study

This study explores adoption of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) to enhance government-to-employee interactions in a government organization in a developing country by utilizing the Unified Theory of Acceptance and Use of Technology (UTAUT). Finding show that impacts were positive,...

Identifying Factors for Job Motivation of Rural Health Workers in North Vietnam

Exploratory qualitative research was conducted among health workers in two provinces in North Viet Nam as an entry point for developing strategies that would improve their performance by identifying their major motivational factors. The study found that motivation was influenced both by financial...

Better Care, Better Volunteering

With growing interest in volunteer-tourism around the world, there is an increasing trend of volunteering within residential care centres such as orphanages and children’s homes. There is a critical need to raise awareness of the risks of harm involved in these volunteering practices, through...

Expanding World Vision's Impact Through Community Health Workers

In 2015, a global census of community health workers (CHWs) was conducted by World Vision International to assist in developing CHW technical capacity statements, grant proposals, and fundraising and marketing resources, as well as to assist in internal monitoring and reporting on our global...

Monitoring HIV and AIDS Related Policy Reforms: A road map to strengthen policy monitoring and implementation in PEPFAR partner countries

Countries with high HIV burden often have low policy development, advocacy, and monitoring capacity. This manuscript describes the increased focus on policy development and implementation by the United States President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).

Communities Deliver: The critical role of communities in reaching global targets to end the AIDS epidemic

The report includes community-based service delivery for orphans and other children made vulnerable due to AIDS and health service provision. Ending the epidemic requires services that reach all vulnerable populations and a strong health workforce.

Qualitative Research into the Root Causes of Child Abandonment and Child Relinquishment in Vietnam

This study is a follow up to recommendations of UNICEF and ISS made following a 2009 study on adoption practices and procedures in Vietnam. Information included in this report gives voice to the biological families, which are too often the silent actor in adoption matters, but also sheds light on...

National Child Protection Systems in the East Asia and Pacific Region

There appears to be growing awareness of and demand for a child protection system that works in harmony with the cultural and social contexts in which they operate. Increasingly, there is an understanding of the role that culture has in determining how and why a system functions as it does and...

Parental Migration and the Mental Health of Those who Stay Behind to Care for Children in South-East Asia

The international migration of parents from the global south raises questions about the health impacts of family separation on those who stay behind.

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