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Report Suggests Western Nations Compensate African Nations For HCW Training

Humanosphere examines a new report (.pdf) on health workforce and capacity that says that since “Western nations are benefiting from the migration of skilled health professionals trained in Africa … Western countries should pay back the poor countries for the training. One of the challenges to health in sub-Saharan African countries is a lack of health workers. Africa bears 24 percent of the global disease burden, but only three percent of the health workers in the world are on the continent. This shortage is exacerbated by the migration of health workers from African countries to the West…” (Murphy, 2/26).

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