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ICHRN Knowledge Library
  • Date
    2006-11-24
  • Title
    Managing Health Professional Migration from sub-Saharan Africa to Canada: A Stakeholder Inquiry into Policy Options
  • Journal

  • Publisher
    Human Resources for Health
  • Year
    2006
  • Author
    Labont? R, Packer C and Klassen N
  • Description
    [Excerpt from authors] Background: Canada is a major recipient of foreign-trained health professionals, notably physicians from South Africa and other sub-Saharan African countries. Nurse migration from these countries, while comparatively small, is rising. African countries, meanwhile, have a critical shortage of professionals and a disproportionate burden of disease. What policy options could Canada pursue that balanced the right to health of Africans losing their health workers with the right of these workers to seek migration to countries such as Canada?
  • Categories
    Workforce Assessment, Planning and Policy
  • Keywords
    international migration; nurses; nurse
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