How to increase health workers’ retention in rural and remote area

Providing proper generalist care during compulsory service as Medical Officer is a challenge. Training, coaching and teaching Family Medicine to starting Medical Officers could help to keep these young physicians motivated, to provide them with skills and competencies necessary for these first years a s a generalist in a rural hospital and to interest them for a career in FM. Medicus Tropicus sept 2010 (48/3) pag. 7-8

The WHIG is challenging a department of FM together with The Min. of Health (MoH) to work together on making compulsary service of MO’s more interesting and rewarding as well as inviting to specialize as a FP.