A staff support programme for rural hospitals in Nepal
In remote areas, an absence of doctors and nurses leads to poor health outcomes for local populations. To increase access to health-care workers, the World Health Organization recommends interventions in four areas – education, regulatory, financial and professional/personal. To support retention, WHO and other organizations have called for bundled programmes that take into account health workers’ expectations. Retention programmes that enhance workers’ competence, responsiveness and productivity have also been recommended.