Canada asked to recruit fewer South African doctors

BMJ 2001; 322 doi: (Published 27 January 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;322:189
  1. David Spurgeon
  1. Quebec

    South Africa's high commissioner to Canada has issued an unprecedented formal appeal to Canada's health ministers to stop recruiting doctors and other health professionals from South Africa.

    In a letter to provincial and the federal health ministers, André Jaquet said that he was concerned that, given Canada's shortages of healthcare specialists and massive new healthcare funding announced by the federal government last September, recruiting efforts …

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