Early implementation of WHO recommendations for the retention of health workers in remote and rural areas.

  title={Early implementation of WHO recommendations for the retention of health workers in remote and rural areas.},
  author={James M Buchan and Ian Couper and Viroj Tangcharoensathien and Khampasong Thepannya and Wanda Jaskiewicz and Galina Perfilieva and Carmen Dolea},
  journal={Bulletin of the World Health Organization},
  volume={91 11},
The maldistribution of health workers between urban and rural areas is a policy concern in virtually all countries. It prevents equitable access to health services, can contribute to increased health-care costs and underutilization of health professional skills in urban areas, and is a barrier to universal health coverage. To address this long-standing concern, the World Health Organization (WHO) has issued global recommendations to improve the rural recruitment and retention of the health… CONTINUE READING
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