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Staffing remote rural areas in middle- and low-income countries: A literature review of attraction and retention

BMC Health Services Research20088:19

Received: 01 October 2007

Accepted: 23 January 2008

Published: 23 January 2008

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Original Submission
1 Oct 2007 Submitted Original manuscript
9 Nov 2007 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Joses Muthuri Kirigia
4 Dec 2007 Author responded Author comments - Uta Lehmann
Resubmission - Version 2
4 Dec 2007 Submitted Manuscript version 2
23 Jan 2008 Editorially accepted
23 Jan 2008 Article published 10.1186/1472-6963-8-19

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Authors’ Affiliations

School of Public Health, University of the Western Cape
KIT Development Policy and Practice, Royal Tropical Institute
Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine