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Developed world is robbing Africa of health staff: New ways of delivering health care are needed in developing countries

BMJ 2005; 331 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.331.7507.48-a (Published 30 June 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;331:48

This article has a correction. Please see:

  1. Malcolm MacLachlan (Malcolm.maclachlan@tcd.ie), associate professor,
  2. Eilish Mc Auliffe, director
  1. Centre for Global Health, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin 2, Republic of Ireland
  2. Centre for Global Health, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin 2, Republic of Ireland

    EDITOR—Coombes says that the unwillingness of richer countries to train sufficient numbers of their own doctors and nurses is creating an international market in health human resources.1 The resulting outflow of human resources from those countries with the highest disease burden is one example of how healthcare knowledge and capacity to apply that knowledge is being severely undermined. …

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