Health workforce retention in remote and rural areas: call for papers for WHO Bulletin special theme issue

Authors are invited to submit articles as a contribution to a special WHO Bulletin theme issue that will explore the challenges of health worker retention in remote and rural areas. Papers should aim at filling the gaps in the current knowledge on costs of implementing rural retention strategies and incentive schemes, and the extent to which context influences the design, implementation and the impact of various strategies. Innovative methodological papers that examine the monitoring and impact evaluation of various strategies are also encouraged, in particular with a view to understanding the long-term effects and sustainability of retention strategies.

Manuscripts on any of the above topics should be submitted to: http://submit.bwho.org by 1 October 2009.". The special issue will be published in Spring 2010.

A copy of the editorial call for papers can be found at: http://www.who.int/bulletin/volumes/87/7/09-068494/en/index.html .

For more information please contact: hrhinfo@who.int.

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