15 Oct 2015
Migration and Human Resources for Health: From Awareness to Action
The migration of health care workers is not a new phenomenon, but the issue has become of utmost importance in recent years due to the global shortage of health care workers. As populations age in industrialized countries, there has been a sharp rise in demand for health care workers. This demand acts as a pull factor in the migration of health care workers from developing countries with already struggling health care systems and insufficient human resources.