Appropriate training and retention of community doctors in rural areas: a case study from Mali

International Journal

Human Resources for Health 6:25 Nov 18, 2008

A study was undertaken of retention in rural areas in Mali. It was concluded that increasing self confidence and self esteem of rural practitioners may contribute to retention of skilled professionals in rural areas. While reorientations of curricula in training institutions are necessary, other types of professional support are needed. This experience suggests that professional associations dedicated to strengthening quality of care can contribute significantly to rural practitioners' morale

Author
Coulibaly, S.
Dugas, S.
Kone, Y.
Van Dormael, M.

Region
West Africa

Country
Mali

Topic
Retention
Training

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