Monday, 25 June 2007

Migration impact on poor countries’ health care ‘limited’

Agence France-PresseLast updated 06:56pm (Mla time) 06/25/2007
PARIS -- The migration of doctors and nurses from the developing to the developed world has only a limited impact on the crisis in health care in poor countries, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) said in a report Monday.
The organizations noted that increased immigration of medical personnel to the 30 industrialized economies in the OECD had sparked fears of a "brain drain" that is depriving poor countries of critically needed health professionals.
But the OECD, in its 2007 International Migration Outlook, said its research showed that the "global health workforce crisis goes far beyond the migration issue." [Read more]

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