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BMJ 1997; 314 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.314.7079.3 (Published 15 February 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;314:S3-7079

Health professionals are the occupational group in most demand for work in developing countries, according to a survey published this week by International Health Exchange. The survey asked 153 charities about their human investment in the Third World, and achieved a 75% response rate. Health professionals account for 25% of all overseas appointments by charities. Most preferred to employ local workers in Third World countries where possible, but the charities still had 8915 expatriate posts; recruiting 2603 of them in the survey year (1995). International Health Exchange (0171 836 5833) runs a register of healthworkers, provides short courses for those who plan to work overseas, and publishes a bimonthly magazine

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