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Ehsani-Chimeh E, Sajadi H S, Majdzadeh R. Iran towards universal health coverage: The role of human resources for health . Med J Islam Repub Iran. 2018; 32 (1) :578-582
URL: http://mjiri.iums.ac.ir/article-1-5392-en.html
National Institute for Health Research, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran , ehsanielham@yahoo.com
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Given the key role of adequate, skilled, well-trained, and motivated Human Resources for Health (HRH) in achieving Universal Health Coverage (UHC), this manuscript investigates the current situation of Iran HRH after the implementation of the recent Health Transformation Plan (HTP) in accordance with UHC analytical framework and by using four domains of availability, accessibility, acceptability and quality. We conclude that, Conflicts of interest and multiple interventions from different sectors have controversial and sometimes negative effects on the health workforce. In order to achieve the objectives of UHC from the perspective of human resources, Iran needs unified governance and comprehensive planning in this criterion. Also the effects of health system interventions on health workforce before implementation should be assessing.
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Type of Study: Debate Article | Subject: Health

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