Globalization of Health  

Globalization of Health

Author: Richard Cook

The Migration of Health Workers
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Globalization & Health Care Worker Migration
Episode 1
Monday, 1 June, 2020

Steady rise of migration, especially within recent years, and many countries try to regulate and manage their population flows. The trends of migration of health workers specifically suggest a global marketplace Oftentimes, trained workers migrate from poorer to richer countries due to differences in wages, training opportunities, and working conditions. Can cause gaps in global health care services, and further contribute to the disparities between global north and south. There may be as many as 4.3 million too few health care workers throughout the world, according to estimates from WHO. In many parts of the world, the shortage of healthcare workers — including doctors, nurses, pharmacists, lab technicians and mental health workers — often prevents patients from receiving appropriate care and treatment.


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