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  • Date
    2006-11-26
  • Title
    Health Worker Motivation in Africa: The Role of Non-financial Incentives and Human Resource Management Tools
  • Journal

  • Publisher
    Human Resources for Health
  • Year
    2006
  • Author
    Mathauer I and Imhoff I
  • Description
    [Excerpt from authors] Background: There is a serious human resource crisis in the health sector in developing countries, particularly in Africa. One of the challenges is the low motivation of health workers. Experience and the evidence suggest that any comprehensive strategy to maximize health worker motivation in a developing country context has to involve a mix of financial and non-financial incentives. This study assesses the role of non-financial incentives for motivation in two cases, in Benin and Kenya.
  • Categories
    Education, Training and Development, Nursing Human Resources Management
  • Keywords
    Human resources management; motivation; nurse retention; non-financial incentives; financial incentives; continuing education; continuing professional development; career planning and development; nursing shortage; health human resource shortage; supervis
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