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Health workforce (2)

3 April, 2020

Thank you Chris for highlighting the facts that medical educations costs a lot of money and time and that some countries are just abusing this situation [http://www.hifa.org/dgroups-rss/coronavirus-322-universal-health-coverag.... I think in 2011 or 2012 there was a huge discussion at the World Health Assembly on migration of health workforce. There was no doubt that it’s the personal freedom of people to migrate (by attracting, seducing, inviting, enticing, etc.), but one of the biggest opponents to compensate countries of origin of these health workers was the USA, UK and the those that go in their “universe”. LMICs are always the losers in such battles.

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