Job Satisfaction And Morale In The Ugandan Health Workforce

Publication Date:

01 Jan 2009


Hagopian A, Zuyderduin A, Kyobutungi N, Yumkella F. (2009). Job Satisfaction And Morale In The Ugandan Health Workforce. Health Aff. 28(5), w863. doi: 10.1377/hlthaff.28.5.w863



Ugandan health workers are dissatisfied with their jobs, especially their compensation and working conditions. About one in four would like to leave the country to improve their outlook, including more than half of all physicians. In this paper we report differences by type of health worker, sex, age, sector (public or nonprofit), and location. Policy strategies to strengthen human resources for health in Uganda should focus on salary and benefits (especially health coverage), working conditions and workload, facility infrastructure (including water and electricity), management, and workforce camaraderie.


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