Policies to attract and retain health workers in Northern Uganda during and after conflict: findings of key informant interviews

This study examines the evolution of government and donor policies supporting health workers during and after the conflict

Abstract

The dynamics of the health workforce in fragmented post-conflict situations is inadequately understood. However, this information is key to restoring a well coordinated and functioning health system. The post conflict period may sometimes provide a window for policy reforms to address long-standing human resources for health (HRH) challenges.

This study aims to understand the evolution of government and donor policies supporting health workers during and after the conflict in Northern Uganda, and to derive recommendations on how to improve their effectiveness and sustainability. This report covers one component of a wider ReBUILD research project, which also included in-depth interviews with health workers, document review and stakeholder mapping.

Citation

Namakula, J.; Witter, S. Policies to attract and retain health workers in Northern Uganda during and after conflict: findings of key informant interviews. (2014) 69 pp.

Policies to attract and retain health workers in Northern Uganda during and after conflict: findings of key informant interviews

Published 1 January 2014