Convincing health workers to work in rural areas
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Original versionBergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Brief vol. 10 no. 12) 4 p.
Tanzania has one of the lowest health worker ratios in the world. It is the rural areas that suffer the most. The geographical imbalance represents a serious problem for the delivery of crucial health services to a large share of the population. A new study shows that offering education after a certain period of service may be one of the most powerful instruments the authorities have available in recruiting health workers to the rural areas.