oa South African Family Practice - Rural scholarship schemes : a solution to the human resource crisis in rural district hospitals? : open forum
|Article Title||Rural scholarship schemes : a solution to the human resource crisis in rural district hospitals? : open forum|
|© Publisher:||Medpharm Publications|
|Journal||South African Family Practice|
|Author||A.J. Ross and I.D. Couper|
|Publication Date||Jan 2004|
|Pages||5 - 6|
|Keyword(s)||Health professions, Health sciences, Human resources, Rural hospitals, Scholarships and Training|
Recruiting sufficient health personnel for rural hospitals is an ongoing problem. The Friends of Mosvold Scholarship Scheme in northern KwaZulu-Natal is a locally based scholarship scheme that offers the local community a chance to develop its own human resources for health care. Students are required to work in the local hospital during their vacations and sign a contract to work back their scholarship year for year. Already 44 people from Ingwavuma are being supported to study for a variety of health professions. This concept is being extended to the Limpopo and North-West provinces through the Wits Initiative for Rural Health Education. The scheme provides a model for human resource development at a district level that could be usefully adopted by any tier of government.
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