Health worker incentives to locate to underserved areas
In July 2008, the Alliance HPSR and the Human Resources for Health Department at WHO issued a joint Call for Research Proposals to support research on retaining health workers and under-served areas in LMICs. More than just quantifying the scale of health worker imbalance, the objective of the Call was to better understand the factors behind health workers choice of practice location as well as assess the feasibility and effectiveness of interventions to encourage health workers to work in under-served areas.
The following links provide direct access to the projects profiles page.
- Job Satisfaction based incentives to attract and retain qualified health workers to under-served areas in Western China
- Can doctors be replaced? Evaluating incentives and performance of different cadres of primary health care providers in rural India
- Incentives and employment preferences in an under-served area of Peru: a combined qualitative study and discrete choice experiment
- Exploring the Problem of Scarcity of Nurses in Underserved Areas in the Middle East: Factors, Reasons and Incentives for Recruitment and Retention