Managing the Migration of Health Care Workers: The Need for Action

Number of Pages: 
2 pages
Year: 
2006
Electronic copy only
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Human resources are critical in ensuring the delivery of quality health care services. The global shortage of health care workers is aggravated by an unequal distribution of human resources sustained by a steady flow of international, regional, or internal migration. Insufficient supply of health care workers is an increasing challenge not only in source countries, which suffer public health crises but also in receiving countries, facing demographic challenges due to ageing populations.

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