The Health Professionals Authority (HPA) has made proposals for doctors in rural areas to be given allowances and incentives. This is meant to stop doctors from leaving the rural areas. The rural areas are generally underresourced.
HPA president Adolf Macheka said:
In Zimbabwe, the exodus of health professionals from areas of low socio-economic development to more developed areas can be looked at along two axes of — migration from rural to urban areas and poor appetite by health workers to service underprivileged rural areas. And international migration from lower to high income countries.
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