Raising Salaries Helped Retain Health Workers In Malawi

Mary O’Neil, a principal program associate at Management Sciences for Health (MSH), examines how Malawi has reduced health care worker migration through a program to raise salaries, “with support from the U.K.’s Department for International Development (DFID) and other development partners,” in this post in the Global Health Council’s Global Health Magazine blog. She writes that though the program is expensive, “[w]hen you consider the costs of migration, isn’t it better to concentrate on the costs of retention and improving the conditions and safety of health facilities and in the process provide better health care as well as a viable opportunity for people to reach their dreams at home?” (12/13).

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