There are 2 doctors per 100,000 people in Afghanistan, and some provinces have almost no medical professionals. Two days ago, I watched this news video about Afghan medical school graduates being unable to find work in their profession because the cities are too competitive and there’s no money in being a rural doctor.
My question is twofold: is there any large-scale program, governmental or NGO-run, to pay new doctors and midwives well enough to set up and run rural clinics? If there isn’t, why not?
This would seem a very easy way to improve access to basic medical care for some of the most deprived people on the planet. Maybe I am missing a huge, obvious piece of the picture. Please, educate me.