iHRIS Retain, A Tool For Costing Plans To Keep Health Workers In Rural Areas

Carol Bales | CapacityPlus | September 18, 2012

People living in rural and remote areas of the world need more skilled health workers to care for their communities. However, attracting and retaining health workers to serve these areas is a challenge. Although nearly half of the world’s population lives in rural areas, they are served by less than 38% of the world’s nurses, and less than a quarter of the world’s doctors. 

How can governments and other health care providers encourage health workers to serve in the areas that need them most? CapacityPlus has developed two powerful tools to address this challenge: the Rapid Retention Survey Toolkit and a companion software product, iHRIS Retain. iHRIS Retain was developed in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO).