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Finding the right person for the job: pro-social motivation and health worker programme

21 September @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Aim of event: To present and reflect on empirical evidence looking at the role of pro-social motivation in influencing the decisions and behaviours of healthcare workers

Target audience : Researchers and policy-makers interested in studying the factors associated with healthcare worker performance in low- and middle-income settings

Format of event: series of presentation and Q&A

Groups involved with the organisation of this event/activity: RESYST (LSHTM, LSE, University of the Witwaserand)

Brief description

Improving the retention and performance of professional health workers is central to achieving universal health coverage and improving health outcomes. While most efforts are typically spent on designing appropriate work environments and incentives for employed health workers, recent research has identified the importance of selecting the right individuals into the profession, and the role of pro-social motivation in particular. Through a series of presentation from recent empirical studies and a panel discussion, this workshop will invite researchers and practitioners to reflect on the selection processes used to recruit trainee health professionals as well as individuals into jobs, and their relationships to key aspects of health worker performance.

Contact: Kara Hanson (kara.hanson@lshtm.ac.uk)


21 September
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Lucas (LG81)