Doctors and soccer players--African professionals on the move
New England Journal of Medicine
Volume 356, Issue 5
Education, Medical; Emigration and Immigration; Nurses--supply & distribution; Physicians--supply & distribution; Physician Emigration
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.
Mullan, F. (2007). Doctors and soccer players--African professionals on the move. New England Journal of Medicine, 356(5), 440-443.