Zimbabwe’s health sector is weighed down by a host of challenges caused by a decade of economic, social and political crisis. Ensuring the availability of human resources for health (HRH) in the aftermath of such a severe socio-economic crisis is a complex process. This document review examines HRH policies formulated from 1997 to date. It discusses the reasons why the policies were introduced, how they have been implemented and the effects of the policy changes prior to the crisis, during the crisis and in the post-crisis period. The document and literature review contributes to a wider study that aims to understand incentive environments for HRH post-crisis and their effects on health worker distribution.
Chirwa, Y.; Mashange, W.; Chandiwana, P.; Buzuzi, S.; Munyati, S.; Chandiwana, B.; Witter, S. Understanding health worker incentives in post-crisis settings: policies to attract and retain health workers in rural areas in Zimbabwe since 1997, a document review. (2014) 43 pp.