Low job satisfaction and turnover are often driven by a perception of job stagnation and a lack of opportunities for professional development, especially in remote areas. Health workers should continue to learn and update their skills to respond to existing health system needs through continuing professional development, which will promote the value of life-long learning, motivate health workers, and improve service delivery quality and coverage (WHO, 2018b).

Continuing professional development can include in-service training, clinical mentoring, and other relevant, practical activities that promote capacity building. Professional development opportunities can improve the quality of care that health workers deliver when there are new standards or models of care (WHO, 2018b).

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