Resource Spotlight: Physician Tracking in Sub-Saharan Africa: Current Initiatives and Opportunities

Photo by Julien Harneis
Photo by Julien Harneis

Physician tracking systems vary widely between countries - in data collected, frequency of data collection, and authority of the collecting body. However, momentum appears to be building to expand tracking systems and use these databases to support basic workforce planning activities as well as to advance the quality of health care through innovative practices.

This article argues that expanded data collection will be needed to maximize physician and other health workforce planning activities. [adapted from author]

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