Policymakers in rich countries drive the health migration crisis.

Abstract

The shortage of human resources in developing countries has reached crisis point, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa. One cause is increasing rates of migration by qualified doctors and nurses to higher-income countries. So what is driving this growing demand for health staff, and what are health labour market conditions like in the destination countries?

Citation

id21 Research Highlight, 8 November, 2006.

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