Health Worker Satisfaction and Motivation: An Empirical Study of Incomes, Allowances and Working Conditions in Zambia

by Jeff Gow, Gavin George, Sylvia Mwamba et al.
International Journal of Business and Management Vol. 7, No. 10; May 2012

12 pp. 207 kB:
http://www.heard.org.za/downloads/health-worker-satisfaction-and-motivation.pdf

Health worker salaries in Zambia are low by any standard. Salary reductions in recent times has resulted in significant attrition in the public sector as health workers are attracted to the private sector or leave Zambia entirely, leaving a large deficit in public sector health workers. The authors suggest that ways to address the problem include increasing public sector health salaries and benefits and considering non-income related factors such as recruiting from rural areas.

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