iHRIS Retain and Other CapacityPlus Tools Inform Laotian Health Workforce Recruitment and Retention Policy

In Lao People’s Democratic Republic (PDR), findings from the Ministry of Health’s application of the Rapid Retention Survey Toolkit and iHRIS Retain, with technical support from CapacityPlus and the World Health Organization, have informed the new national recruitment and retention policy for the health workforce. Announced this month, the policy stipulates that all new graduates in medicine, nursing, midwifery, pharmacy, and dentistry, as well as postgraduates in family medicine, must complete three years of compulsory rural service in order to receive their licenses to practice.

Read more about the use of these tools to develop the Laotian health workforce recruitment and retention policy at the CapacityPlus blog.