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The Costs and Benefits of Health Worker Migration from East and Southern Africa

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The Costs and Benefits of Health Worker Migration from East and Southern Africa

Published: August 4, 2007

The view put forward by a number of influential sources is that sub-Sahara Africa is experiencing a health crisis in human resources and that this crisis is defeating efforts at international, regional and country levels to control and stem the HIV/AIDS epidemic on the African continent. The migration of health professionals from developing countries in general, and sub-Saharan African countries in particular, has become the subject of considerable theoretical and case study research attention in international migration and human resources for health (HRH) literature.

This report is a review of all available literature on the costs and benefits of the migration of health workers from East and Southern African (ESA) countries to developed nations.

Author: Rudi Robinson

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