Bulletin of the World Health Organization

Volume 88, Number 5, May 2010, 321-400

IN THIS MONTH'S BULLETIN

This issue addresses the special theme of retaining health workers in remote and rural areas

Chile; Combined incentives work; Cuba; Calling all doctors; Ghana; Incentives for medical students; Kenya, South Africa & Thailand; Attracting nurses to rural areas; Norway; Dealing with doctor shortages; Ethiopia and Rwanda ; Who wants a rural health post? ; Nigeria; Pilot insurance plan; Rising to the challenge; Senegal; Solving regional differences; Global; Where have all the nurses gone?; Decentralized health financing; Does compulsory service work?; Getting staff to stay in rural areas; The role of medical schools ; Where do we stand on the Millennium Development Goals?

EDITORIALS

One piece of the puzzle to solve the human resources for health crisis
- Manuel M Dayrit et al.
doi: 10.2471/BLT.10.078485

Striking the right balance: health workforce retention in remote and rural areas
- Lincoln C Chen
doi: 10.2471/BLT.10.078477

Five years to go and counting: progress towards the Millennium Development Goals
- Carla AbouZahr & Ties Boerma
doi: 10.2471/BLT.10.078451

NEWS

Cuba answers the call for doctors

Wanted: 2.4 million nurses, and that's just in India

Nigerian farmers rejoice in pilot insurance plan

Rising to the challenge of rural surgery

RESEARCH

Rural practice preferences among medical students in Ghana: a discrete choice experiment
- Margaret E Kruk et al.
doi: 10.2471/BLT.09.072892

Who wants to work in a rural health post? The role of intrinsic motivation, rural background and faith-based institutions in Ethiopia and Rwanda
- Pieter Serneels et al.
doi: 10.2471/BLT.09.072728

Policy interventions that attract nurses to rural areas: a multicountry discrete choice experiment
- D Blaauw et al.
doi: 10.2471/BLT.09.072918

POLICY AND PRACTICE

Increasing access to health workers in underserved areas: a conceptual framework for measuring results
- Luis Huicho et al.
doi: 10.2471/BLT.09.070920

Compulsory service programmes for recruiting health workers in remote and rural areas: do they work?
- Seble Frehywot et al.
doi: 10.2471/BLT.09.071605

The Chilean Rural Practitioner Programme: a multidimensional strategy to attract and retain doctors in rural areas
- Sebastian Peña et al.
doi: 10.2471/BLT.09.072769

Evaluated strategies to increase attraction and retention of health workers in remote and rural areas
- Carmen Dolea et al.
doi: 10.2471/BLT.09.070607

LESSONS FROM THE FIELD

How to recruit and retain health workers in underserved areas: the Senegalese experience
- Pascal Zurn et al.
doi: 10.2471/BLT.09.070730

Effective physician retention strategies in Norway’s northernmost county
- Karin Straume & Daniel MP Shaw
doi: 10.2471/BLT.09.072686

PERSPECTIVES

How can medical schools contribute to the education, recruitment and retention of rural physicians in their region?
- James Rourke
doi: 10.2471/BLT.09.073072

Emerging opportunities for recruiting and retaining a rural health workforce through decentralized health financing systems
- Mahjabeen Haji et al.
doi: 10.2471/BLT.09.072827

BOOKS & ELECTRONIC MEDIA

Working in health: financing and managing the public sector health workforce
- Gilles Dussault
doi: 10.2471/BLT.10.076190

CORRIGENDUM

Corrigendum
doi: 10.2471/BLT.10.100510