Developed world is robbing Africa of health staff: Health of nations needs more than health professionals

BMJ 2005; 331 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.331.7507.49 (Published 30 June 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;331:49
  1. Ebrahim Hassen (doctor@drhassen.com), locum specialist registrar, accident and emergency
  1. North East Wales NHS Trust, Wrexham LL13 7TD

    EDITOR—Socioeconomic imbalances have a habit of exacerbating themselves: we call them virtuous and vicious cycles. It is near impossible to change the one into the other.

    The world is increasingly one integrated system, and costs and benefits are not directly linked. Those who benefit are not those who pay. Conscience may persuade some, some of the …

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