Restrictions on health worker migration proving problematic

Lopes, Christina
January 2008
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;1/29/2008, Vol. 178 Issue 3, p269
Academic Journal
The author reflects on the launching of the Health Worker Migration Policy Initiative in 2004 by the World Health Assembly to address the shortage of health care workers in poorer nations due to migration to developed countries. He assesses the initiative which is intended to help develop a global Code of Practice for health worker migration policies. He states that restriction is perceived as a violation of an individual's right to migrate to a nation that provides a higher standard of living.


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