Resource Spotlight: Addressing the human resource for health crisis in Tanzania: the lost in transition syndrome

Photo by IICD
Photo by IICD

Where do medical doctors and dentists from Tanzania go when they graduate? That's the object of a study published in the Tanzania Journal of Health Research. While medical students are required by law to appear for an internship, the study finds that the law's enforcement failures allows some graduates to slip through the cracks, taking other jobs or leaving the country.

The loss of these newly trained doctors hits hard in a country where a critical shortage of trained health staff already exists, along with motivation issues and problems distributing health workers, according to the researchers.

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For additional resources on this topic, visit the Deployment or the Out-Migration/Brain Drain subject categories.

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