Retention of health workers is critical to the delivery of long-term, quality health-care services. To promote retention and enhance performance in rural public hospitals, the Government of Nepal and the Nick Simons Institute progressively implemented a rural staff support programme in remote hospitals.
This paper provides an analysis of the effectiveness of interventions to attract and retain health workers in remote and rural areas from an impact evaluation perspective. It reports on a literature review of studies that have conducted evaluations of such interventions.
In response to the vast healthcare needs of the country, attempts have been made to extend sustainable rural health services with a small number of CHW programs formed through international and community partnerships. The purpose of the current mixed methods research was to evaluate the efficacy, sustainability, and cultural compatibility of an annual volunteer-led training program for CHWs in rural southeast Haiti.
A prospective study was carried out of the health effects and sustainability of a low-cost trauma training program for non-graduate village healthcare workers.
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 authors aimed to assess the impact of Community-Based Education and Research (COBERS) on health professions students’ attitudes towards working in rural areas.
The Friends of Mosvold Scholarship Scheme in northern KwaZulu-Natal is a locally based scholarship scheme that offers the local community a chance to develop its own human resources for health care. This concept is being extended to the Limpopo and North-West provinces through the Wits Initiative for Rural Health Education. The scheme provides a model for human resource development at a district level that could be usefully adopted by any tier of government.
The purpose of this study was to provide a qualitative perspective on the changes that occurred after newly placed OB/GYNs began working at district hospitals in Ashanti, Ghana.
This study was designed to implement and evaluate the effectiveness of an educational program in Newborn Care, using best evidence teaching methods and content. Pre intervention, an audit of newborn care practices and documentation was performed using a structured checklist.
This review intends to examine contextual factors affecting motivation and retention of Village Health Workers in their roles and identify recommendations and strategies to motivate and retain them in the systems.