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Motivation and Retention of Health Workers in Developing Countries: A systematic review

Absence of properly trained and motivated workforce is a key constraint in achieving Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The authors of this research undertook a systematic review to consolidate existing evidence on the impact of financial and nonfinancial incentives on motivation and retention. Financial incentives alone are not enough but recognition is highly influential in health worker motivation. Additionally, adequate resources and appropriate infrastructure can improve morale significantly.

Mischa Willis-Shattuck, Posy Bidwell, Steve Thomas, Laura Wyness, Duane Blaauw and Prudence Ditlopo
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