Building a motivated health workforce during and post the ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone

Building a motivated health workforce during and post the ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone

The already weak health care delivery sector in Sierra Leone has been further overburdened with the Ebola outbreak. All efforts made towards strengthening the health system and working towards providing equitable access to healthcare for all has suffered a major setback.

This policy brief makes several recommendations for ensuring the workforce is better able to copy with the oubreak in the short and long term: 

  • Essential facts: improved working conditions in the health facilities; financial incentives; accommodation
  • Health worker motivating factors: clearly defined career progression pathways
  • Sustainability factors: more human resources for health; routes into the medical profession
  • Performance management: training and professional development
  • Management process: recruitment 
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