The World Health Organization (WHO) is inviting authors to submit papers to a special theme issue of the Bulletin of the World Health Organization on health workforce retention in rural and remote areas. While much is known about factors that influence health worker migration, less is known about workable solutions for retention, and this special issue of the WHO Bulletin seeks to explore this topic. Papers should expand the current knowledge of the challenges involved in the retention of health workers in rural and remote areas, including the costs of implementing retention strategies and incentive schemes, and how context influences the planning, implementation, and effects of various strategies. Papers discussing sustainability are also encouraged, in particular, innovative methodological papers dealing with the monitoring and evaluation of retention strategies.
Publication is planned for the spring of 2010; the deadline for submission is October 1, 2009.
Please visit http://www.who.int/bulletin/volumes/87/7/09-068494/en/index.html to see the WHO Bulletin editorial call for papers.
To submit a paper, please visit http://submit.bwho.org.