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  • Date
    2010-09-21
  • Title
    The Nursing Workforce in sub-Saharan Africa
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  • Publisher
    International Council of Nurses
  • Year
    2005
  • Author
    Munjanja O, Kibuka S and Dovlo D
  • Description
    [Excerpt from authors]This paper was prepared, at the request of the International Council of Nurses (ICN), as a contribution to its series of papers aimed at addressing nursing workforce issues worldwide. This paper examines various aspects of the nursing and midwifery workforce in Africa, looking at education and supply systems; recruitment, retention and motivation and career systems. It further investigates attrition from migration and HIV/AIDS, as well as other factors and makes some recommendations on how to move forward using examples of experiences from countries. These experiences, albeit on a small scale, show promise of good results after being scaled up. Section One provides the regional overview and context of nursing in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) and points out factors that influence the ability of countries' nursing workforces to cope with their health situations. Some of these factors relate to planning, management, retention and motivation of the nursing workforce, and some also relate to the HIV/AIDS epidemic... Fran?ais: http://www.icn.ch/global/Issue7SSAFR.pdf Espa?ol: http://www.icn.ch/global/Issue7SSASP.pdf
  • Categories
    Workforce Assessment, Planning and Policy, Education, Training and Development, Nursing Human Resources Management, Work Environment
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