Table 3

Impeders of knowledge transfer per health sector

Institution typeImpeding factors
Public health facilitiesManagement buy-in and support
Poor communication skills
Human resource constraints (recruiting, training and retaining).
Inadequate relevant expertise
Endemic industrial action by nurses and doctors
Faith-based health facilitiesDevolution (moving of staff) contributed to high staff turnover in both public and faith-based facilities
Lack of board members support
Lack of coaching post-training
Private health facilitiesPolitical interference
Poor prioritisation
  • This table presented a summary of factors impeding knowledge transfer in orders recurring responses according to the health facility type. Management support and team support, human resources constraints, communication and negative politics were considered as key barriers for transfer.

  • Source: survey data 2018.