Challenges for strengthening the health workforce in the Lao People's Democratic Republic: perspectives from key stakeholders

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Background: The Lao People's Democratic Republic is facing a critical shortage and maldistribution of health workers. Strengthening of the health workforce has been adopted as one of the five priorities of the National Health Sector Strategy (2013-2025). This study aims to identify, explore, and better understand the key challenges for strengthening the Laotian health workforce. Methods: This study applied exploratory and descriptive qualitative methods and adapted a working life-span framework. Twenty-three key stakeholders with particular insights into the current situation of the...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Workforce development; Industry; Employment; Income

Keywords: Skill needs; Skill shortage; Labour shortage; Capacity building; Rural; Recruitment; Professional development; Qualitative research; Education industry relationship

Geographic subjects: Laos; Asia

Published: London, England: BioMed Central, 2016

Physical description: 13 p.

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Journal volume: 14

Journal number: 72

Journal date: 2016

ISSN: 1478-4491

Resource type: Article

Peer reviewed: Yes

Call number: TD/TNC 130.240

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