Diaspora Engagement Projects in the Health Sector in Africa

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Diaspora Engagement Projects in the Health Sector in AfricaInternational Organization for Migration (IOM)

“…Many African countries experience a significant loss of skilled professionals who migrate to Europe, North America and other high income countries. The 2006 WHO World Health Report estimated a global shortfall of almost 4.3 million health personnel, with 57 countries (most in Africa and Asia) facing severe shortages. Such shortages significantly hamper the realization of health and development goals, and are particularly felt in the medical education and specialized care sectors, due in part to the outmigration of the most skilled and qualified.

… This briefing paper presents IOM projects that seek to engage diaspora health professionals to contribute to the development of the health sector in Ghana, Rwanda, Somalia, Ethiopia, and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).”

Download paper: http://diaspora.iom.int/sites/default/files/infosheet/dehpo.pdf

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Related:

Diaspora Engagement Can Help to Develop Health Sector in South Sudan (IOM, Juba; 2013)

The Impact of the Brain Drain on Health Service Delivery in Zimbabwe: A Response Analysis (IOM, 2010)

Migration for Development in the Horn of Africa: Health expertise from the Somali diaspora in Finland (IOM, 2009).

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