Staffing of rural and remote facilities is a challenge throughout the world. Umthombo Youth Development Foundation (UYDF) has been running a rurally based scholarship scheme since 1999.The aim of this review is to present data on the number of students selected, their progress, graduation and work placement from inception of the scheme until 2013
The authors’ objective was to explore the key issues of practice location of all MDGP graduates to enhance recruitment of doctors in rural practice
The objective of this study was to assess adherence to selection criteria in the recruitment of ASHA workers and to assess their performance against their job descriptions in Karnataka state, India.
This paper reports on a rapid, multifaceted participatory appraisal emphasising community participation, which was used to compile information about the current needs of the community on health, preparedness of healthcare services to meet community’s demands and about community capacity.
A questionnaire survey of doctors was planned to analyze their experience of working after graduation in remote rural areas in various parts of the country.
In South Africa, community service following medical training serves as a mechanism for equitable distribution of health professionals and their professional development. Community service officers are required to contribute a year towards serving in a public health facility while receiving supervision and remuneration. This study offers an assessment of these programs.
The Chinese government, based on the 1999 Law on Physicians, started implementing the Rural Doctor Practice Regulation in 2004 to increase the percentage of certified physicians among village doctors. Special exam-targeted training for rural doctors therefore was launched as a national initiative. This study examined these rural doctors’ perceptions of whether that training helps them pass the exam and whether it improves their skills.
The purpose of this study was to investigate the primary levels of lifelong learning of the rural physicians and to analyze group differences.
Developing a user-centered mobile computing approach for medical and health education programs has potential to bring continuous medical education to doctors in rural and urban areas of Rwanda and influence patient care outcomes. The aim of this study is to determine user requirements, currently available resources, and perspectives for potential medical education technologies in Rwanda.