Resource Spotlight: Bulletin of the World Health Organization – Retaining Health Workers in Remote and Rural Areas
This special theme issue of the Bulletin of the World Health Organization focuses on retention of health workers in rural and remote areas. Globally, half of the population lives in rural areas but they are only served by less than a quarter of all doctors and less than a third of all nurses. Therefore, providing people in rural areas with access to well trained health workers is a global challenge. It is critically important to succeed in this, particularly in the 57 low- and middle-income countries that are already plagued with critical shortages of health workers. [from author]
The HRH Global Resource Center has these articles from the Bulletin in the collection:
- Striking the Right Balance: Health Workforce Retention in Remote and Rural Areas
- Cuba Answers the Call for Doctors
- Wanted: 2.4 Million Nurses, and That's Just in India
- Rural Practice Preferences among Medical Students in Ghana: a Discrete Choice Experiment
- Who Wants to Work in a Rural Health Post? The Role of Intrinsic Motivation, Rural Background and Faith-Based Institutions in Ethiopia and Rwanda
- Policy Interventions that Attract Nurses to Rural Areas: a Multi-Country Discrete Choice Experiment
- Increasing Access to Health Workers in Underserved Areas: A Conceptual Framework for Measuring Results
- Compulsory Service Programmes for Recruiting Health Workers in Remote and Rural Areas: Do They Work?
- Chilean Rural Practitioner Programme: A Multidimensional Strategy to Attract and Retain Doctors in Rural Areas
- Evaluated Strategies to Increase Attraction and Retention of Health Workers in Remote and Rural Areas
- How to Recruit and Retain Health Workers in Underserved Areas: the Senegalese Experience
- Effective Physician Strategies in Norway's Northernmost County
- How Can Medical Schools Contribute to the Education, Recruitment and Retention of Rural Physicians in Their Region?
- Emerging Opportunities for Recruiting and Retaining a Rural Health Workforce through Decentralized Health Financing Systems
The HRH Global Resource Center has other resources on this topic including:
- Wrong Schools or Wrong Students? The Potential Role of Medical Education in Regional Imbalances of the Health Workforce in the United Republic of Tanzania
- Improving Health Workforce Recruitment and Retention in Rural and Remote Regions of Nigeria
- Where Do Students in the Health Professions Want to Work?
For additional resources on this topic, visit the Rural/Urban Imbalance subject category.
Past Resource Spotlights
- Framework for Action on Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Practice
- Challenges Facing the Tanzanian Health Workforce in the Era of HIV/AIDS
- From Staff Mix to Skill Mix and Beyond: Towards a Systemic Approach to Health Workforce Management