Reports & info

Why Uganda needs to increase its health budget: A briefing for MPs

In Uganda, an intensive political debate was held between the executive and the members of parliament on the intended plans of the government to reduce health expenditures. The HURAPRIM project provided the members of parliament with a brief “why Uganda needs to increase its health budget”, also focusing on the actual shortages and needs of (primary care) health workers.

Presentation HURAPRIM at workshop European Commission on universal health coverage

Prof. Jan De Maeseneer contributed, also on behalf of Wim Peersman and Merlin Willcox (Oxford University) at the workshop: "Paving the way to achieving universal health coverage: a contribution from research", organised by the European Commission, with a presentation on "How to improve the efficiency and output of the available human resources: the human resources for primary health care in Africa-project (Huraprim)".

Community healh workers in Sub Sahara Africa, a policy review

By using community health workers (CHWs), health service delivery systems want to reduce the shortcomings of health care workers by task shifting to lower level health care workers. There is no obviousness about the CHWs in Sub-Saharan Africa. The purpose of this research is to identify the CHWs in different Sub-Saharan African countries.

General Presentation of HURAPRIM (version Primafamed workshop 2012)

At the PRIMAFAMED workshop in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, the Project Management Office gave a general introduction of the HURAPRIM project.

Health Care in Africa – A Research in the Framework of the HURAPRIM EU-Project

The problematic situation in African primary health care already has long been known. One particular problem in many countries is that there are not enough health workers to provide sufficient health care for the population. From 2011 – 2015 the Department of General Practice and Family Medicine and the Unit Ethnomedicine and International Health, Medical University of Vienna, cooperate in an EU-project with European and African partner universities in the development of strategies to address this human resource crisis in health care in Africa.


This presentation booklet gives an overview of the objectives and different research tasks of the HURAPRIM project.    

Presentations HURAPRIM Public Seminar, Monday 29 April 2013, 'Het Pand', Ghent, Belgium

HURAPRIM Public Seminar, Monday 29 April 2013, 'Het Pand', Ghent, Belgium

  • Dissemination of preliminary findings of HURAPRIM research
  • Exchange of ideas and networking with Belgian, European and international experts on the topic of human resources for (primary) health

Take a look at the programme and the presentations of that day.

Scaling up Family Medicine (FM) and Primary Health Care (PHC) in Africa: Statement of the Primafamed network

This document reflects the work at the 5th  annual Primafamed workshop 21-23 November, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. It provides an analysis of the PHC context in Sub Sahara Africa and strategic ways to strengthen PHC. Taking into account the diversity in Africa, not all issues, proposals, topics are relevant to all African countries. The document was adopted by consensus and underlines the participants full support to the realisation of the World Health Assembly (WHA) resolution 62.12.

Recruitment strategies for medical students in primary health care in sub-Saharan Africa

Sub-Saharan Africa is suffering from a shortage of medical doctors, and especially primary health care physicians. Many graduating medical students look for a career as a specialist, rather than a career in general practice. Through a literature study we tried to look at the different strategies that are used to recruit graduates for a career in primary health care (PHC)/Family medicine.
In the first part of this literature study, we tried to briefly define primary health care and the different health care workers involved in PHC.

WHO Global Code of Practice on the International Recruitment of Health Personnel

HURAPRIM formulated a response and some remarks on the Draft Guidelines on monitoring the implementation of theWHO  Global Code of Practice on the International Recruitment of health personnel.