Since Pakistan reached an alarming high of 306 new polio cases in 2014, polio vaccination campaigns have helped reduce that number dramatically. But to ensure the long-term eradication of polio in Pakistan, the systemic problems affecting the administration of polio vaccines still have to be addressed. One of these problems is motivation: low pay for highly demanding work has left many health workers unwilling to perform well, which results in fewer vaccinations. According to research funded by the International Growth Centre, both monetary and behavioural incentives show promising results as policy tools to motivate health workers.
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