Title

Doctors and soccer players--African professionals on the move

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

2-1-2007

Journal

New England Journal of Medicine

Volume

Volume 356, Issue 5

Inclusive Pages

440-443

Keywords

Education, Medical; Emigration and Immigration; Nurses--supply & distribution; Physicians--supply & distribution; Physician Emigration

Abstract

Health care in Ghana is at a standstill, chiefly due to the migration of doctors and nurses to the United States and the United Kingdom for better training, professional and income opportunities, similar to the migration of soccer players to Europe. The migration of medical professionals affect such developing countries adversely, and the U.S. must make efforts to train more doctors at home in order to slow down migration that would eventually enable stability to medical programs in poorer countries.

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