Research for stronger health systems during and after crisis

ReBUILD's research on health workforce policy in Cambodia

Cambodia's health workforce is characterised by a low density of clinical staff and an inequitable distribution between rural and urban areas. We are looking at the policies the government has been using to manage the health workforce from the post-conflict period to the present in order to feed into more effective policy responses. This involves focusing on the following questions: How has Human Resources for Health policy evolved in the post-war period? What have been the drivers of the policy changes? What have been the implementation challenges for Human Resources for Health policy?

What have been the effects, intended and unintended of the policy changes? Given the context and the available evidence, what strategies might be adopted in future to improve health worker attraction, retention and productivity, especially in relation to the most disadvantaged sections of the community?