Scholastika Iipinge, Yoswa M Dambisya, Rene Loewenson, Moses Chimbari, David Ndetei, Michael Munga, Sibusiso Sibandze and Helen Lugina
"This paper presents a summary of the regional programme on incentives for health worker retention in the Regional Network for Equity in Health in East and Southern Africa (EQUINET) in co-operation with the East, Central and Southern Africa Health Community (ECSA-HC). The programme is co-ordinated by the University of Namibia, Namibia, with support from University of Limpopo and Training and Research Support Centre (TARSC), and the ECSA Technical Working Group on Human Resources for Health. The studies sought to investigate the causes of migration of health professionals, the strategies used to retain health professionals, how they are being implemented, monitored and evaluated, as well as their impact, to make recommendations to enhance the monitoring, evaluation and management of non-financial incentives for health worker retention. They aimed to have some comparability in design to share learning."