Health worker motivation in Africa: the role of non-financial incentives and human resource management tools
This study assesses the role of non financial incentives in motivating the health workforce in Benin and Kenya.
Health workers are guided by their professional conscience and ethics, and can be demotivated and frustrated when they are unable to satisfy their professional conscience and impeded in pursuing their vocation due to lack of means or inadequate or inappropriately applied human resources management (HRM) tools.
Non-financial incentives and HRM tools play an important role with respect to increasing motivation of health professionals. Adequately addressing recognition, career development and further qualification is key to achieve both personal goals of individual health workers and organizational and institutional objectives.
Bibliography: Mathauer I, Imoff I. Health worker motivation in Africa: the role of non-financial incentives and human resource management tools. Human Resources for Health 2006, 4:24.