Stakeholders’ acceptability and feasibility of policy options to increase the retention of health workers in rural and remote areas

7 October, 2019

Dear HIFA colleagues, [*see note below]

WHO is undertaking an update of its health workers’ rural retention guidelines published in 2010. As part of the evidence gathering and formulation process to support the update of the recommendations, an acceptability and feasibility study is being conducted to assess the perception of stakeholders as to the importance of the outcomes of interest and the acceptability and feasibility of the retention strategies, their use, and the barriers to their implementation. Ultimately, the study will provide evidence into deduced/perceived barriers to the implementation of the WHO policy recommendations whilst stimulating ongoing work to assist member countries with workforce solutions.

If you have already completed the survey, please ignore this message. Otherwise, health workers, particularly policy makers or those involved in rural health are invited to complete the survey in English: https://bit.ly/2kynhh0

HIFA profile: Onyema Ajubeor is a Technical Officer at the World Health Organization in Switzerland. Professional interests: Health Workforce, Health Systems and Public Health. ajueboro AT who.int

[*Note from HIFA moderator (NPW): I would like to flag up the possibility of using HIFA to host dynamic discussions on topics such as retention of health workers, to complement conventional static online surveys.]