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Migration of health workers from less developed countries needs urgent solution, say experts

BMJ 2006; 332 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.332.7544.748-d (Published 30 March 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;332:748
  1. John Zarocostas
  1. Geneva

    The global shortage of healthcare workers needs to be tackled urgently, agreed experts on health, labour, and migration from 63 countries and specialised agencies during an international workshop last week.

    “Greater investment in human resource development in the developing and/or developed worlds is required,” delegates summed up at the end of a two day international workshop on migration and human resources for health.

    Brunson McKinley, the director general of the International Origination for Migration told the BMJ that ethical recruitment should be part of the package of measures …

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