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THE INFLUENCE OF LEADERSHIP COMPETENCIES OF HEALTH CARE MANAGERS ON RETENTION OF HEALTH WORKERS IN MERU COUNTY

THE INFLUENCE OF LEADERSHIP COMPETENCIES OF HEALTH CARE MANAGERS ON RETENTION OF HEALTH WORKERS IN MERU COUNTY.

Leonard Mbaabu Kimwere - Author.

Dr. Wanja Mwaura-Tenambergen - Co-Author.

Dr. Dominic Charles Okero  - Co-Author.

 


ABSTRACT

Human resources are the most important asset of any health system strengthening and consume a major share of the resources allocation in the sector. The global shortage of health workers is projected to be around 2.3 million physicians, nurses and midwives, and over 4 million health workers overall. In Meru County, a chronic shortage of health workers and high staff turnover is experienced. The objective of the study was to determine how leadership competencies of health care managers influenced retention of health workers in Meru County. A descriptive survey design was adapted. The target population of this study constituted of 1058 Medical staff working in public hospitals. 


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