Compulsory service programmes for recruiting health workers in remote and rural areas: do they work?

Bull World Health Organ 2010;88:364–370 Jan 01, 2010

“Compulsory service programmes have been used worldwide as a way to deploy and retain a professional health workforce within countries. Other names for these programmes include ”obligatory”, ”mandatory”, ”required” and ”requisite.” All these different programme names refer to a country’s law or policy that governs the mandatory deployment and retention of a heath worker in the underserved and/or rural areas of the country for a certain period of time. This study identified three different types

Author
Fitzhugh Mullan
Heather Ross
Perry W Payne
Seble Frehywot

Region
Central Africa
Eastern Africa
Southern Africa
West Africa

Country
Burkina Faso
Ethiopia
Ghana
Kenya
Liberia
Malawi
Mali
Mozambique
Namibia
Nigeria
South Africa
Sudan
Uganda
United Republic of Tanzania
Zambia
Zimbabwe

Topic
Retention

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