Resource Spotlight: Stemming the Impact of Health Professional Brain Drain from Africa: A Systemic Review of Policy Options
Africa has been losing professionally trained health workers who are the core of the health system of this continent for many years. Faced with an increased burden of disease and coupled by a massive exodus of the health workforce, the health systems of many African nations are risking complete paralysis. Several studies have suggested policy options to reduce brain drain from Africa. The purpose of this systematic review is to review possible policies, which can stem the impact of health professional brain drain from Africa. [from abstract]
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The HRH Global Resource Center has other resources on this topic including:
- Addressing the Migration of Health Professionals: The Role of Working Conditions and Educational Placements
- Brain Drain of Health Care Workers: Causes, Solutions and the Example of Jamaica
For additional resources on this topic, visit the Out Migration/Brain Drain subject category.
Past Resource Spotlights
- How to Recruit and Retain Health Workers in Rural and Remote Areas in Developing Countries
- Accreditation in a Sub Saharan Medical School: A Case Study at Makerere University
- Evaluation of a Well-Established Task-Shifting Initiative: The Lay Counselor Cadre in Botswana