Retaining Health Workers: A Toolkit to Develop Evidence-Based Incentive Packages

An overview of the Rapid Retention Survey Toolkit: Designing Evidence-Based Incentives for Health Workers, intended to allow human resources managers to determine health workers’ motivational preferences.

Partnering to Keep Health Workers in the Communities That Need Them

Carmen Dolea of the World Health Organization talks about the challenge of retaining health workers in rural areas, and how CapacityPlus is helping to apply the WHO's new retention recommendations. Also available in French.

Retaining Hospital Workers: A Rapid Methodology to Determine Incentive Packages

The International Hospital Federation’s quarterly journal World Hospitals and Health Services published a CapacityPlus article, “Retaining hospital workers: A rapid methodology to determine incentive packages” (begins on page 8). The article describes CapacityPlus’s work on an innovative retention survey tool that can be used to help keep health workers in the facilities where they are needed, and increase access to health care.

Strengthening the Uganda Nurses' and Midwives' Association for a Motivated Workforce

International Nursing Review published a study conducted by the Capacity Project, the predecessor to CapacityPlus. “Strengthening the Uganda nurses’ and midwives’ association for a motivated workforce” presents results from a survey of nurses that was designed to develop policy recommendations for strengthening the association and improving nurse retention. The study concludes that in order to improve motivation and quality of care, investments should be channeled through professional associations that can provide tangible support for nurses such as professional development, mentoring, and networking.

Satisfaction, Motivation, and Intent to Stay among Ugandan Physicians: A Survey from 18 National Hospitals

The International Journal of Health Planning and Management published a study conducted by the Capacity Project, the predecessor to CapacityPlus. “Satisfaction, motivation, and intent to stay among Ugandan physicians: a survey from 18 national hospitals” found that nearly half of the doctors were so dissatisfied that they would consider leaving the health sector or the country. The report concludes that policy-makers should consider interventions to remedy the quality of management, availability of equipment and supplies, facility infrastructure, workload, and professional development, which are reported as major sources of dissatisfaction.

Health Worker Retention and Performance Initiatives: Making Better Strategic Choices

Proposes a shared approach to retention and performance improvement based on existing motivation theories and experience in the international health field.

Worker Retention in Human Resources for Health: Catalyzing and Tracking Change

Documents some contributions made from 2005 to 2008 in the area of health worker retention, including country-level experiences, emerging lessons from practical schemes and key reflections about retention initiatives.

TAGS: Retention

Increasing the Motivation of Health Care Workers

Defines motivation; discusses relationships between motivation, job satisfaction and retention; reviews evidence and considers what works in developing countries.

Retention of Health Care Workers in Low-Resource Settings: Challenges and Responses

Guides readers through the problem of low retention, the causes of turnover, actions to address turnover, managing migration and approaches to retention.

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