Launch of WHO programme on Increasing access to health workers in remote and rural areas through improved retention

On 2 February, WHO launched a new programme to increase access to health workers in remote and rural areas through improved retention. The programme is an integral part of the organisation's renewed efforts to strengthen health systems through a primary healthcare approach.

More than 30 international experts on health workforce rural retention met in Geneva to map out a plan of action to develop evidence-based recommendations, for publication in Spring 2010.

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