Health worker incentives: survey report, Sierra Leone
The aim of the survey was to understand health workers working patterns, sources of remuneration and motivation
The ReBUILD research programme focuses on health system development in post-conflict countries. Our aim is to develop lessons for governments on how to make, recreate or sustain fair health systems. Sierra Leone is one of the focal countries of the research.
One component of the research looks at how to reach and maintain incentive environments for health workers to support access to affordable, appropriate and equitable health services. One of the research tools is a health worker survey, which is the focus of this report. The aim of the survey was to understand health workers working patterns, sources of remuneration and motivation, and how these had changed in recent years. Findings from this survey are being triangulated with other quantitative and qualitative research tools. To our knowledge, this is the first structured questionnaire of its kind for the health workforce in Sierra Leone.
This research is supported by the Department for International Development’s ReBUILD Programme which is led by Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine
Witter, S.; Bertone, M.P.; Wurie, H.; Mohamed Samai; Edem-Hotah, J.; Amara, R. Health worker incentives: survey report, Sierra Leone. (2015) 107 pp.