Global Nursing Shortage, ‘Brain Drain’ From LMICs Discussed At Geneva Health Forum, World Health Assembly

Health Policy Watch: Addressing Global Nurses’ Shortage Means Tackling Ethics Of Migration, Working Conditions & Gender Equity
“The Year of The Nurse And Midwife, 2020 will be a featured topic at the Geneva Health Forum on Monday, opening day of the conference (16-18 November). Raisa Santos discusses the dilemmas facing nurses worldwide — informed by her own experiences…” (Santos, 11/13).

Health Policy Watch: Low- & Middle-Income Countries Suffer From ‘Brain Drain’ Of Nurses That Threatens Their Health Services — International Council of Nurses
“The migration of health professionals to high-income countries should not lead to a dearth of healthcare workers and services low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), the International Council of Nurses (ICN) has warned. Speaking at the World Health Assembly (WHA), the council flagged that the global shortage of six million nurses, in tandem with the burden of the COVID-19 pandemic, would continue to drive health worker migration, leading nurses away from LMICs…” (Adepoju, 11/12).

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