We have written a lot about the moral implication of rich countries poaching scarce human resource from poorer countries and then sending 'aid' to their weak health systems.
But We have also been active promoters in and advocates of and reminders of LMICs that the only way to make their health workers Stay Home is by providing those conditions at work that is attracting their nationals.
The world can surely have a win-win situation if the health sector of LMICs are supported to become stronger, because then the world may see less incidence of epidemics that then become pandemics.
Am I right in saying that all the recent epidemics/ pandemics have started in LMIC?
HIFA profile: Joseph Ana is the Lead Consultant and Trainer at the Africa Centre for Clinical Governance Research and Patient Safety in Calabar, Nigeria. In 2015 he won the NMA Award of Excellence for establishing 12-Pillar Clinical Governance, Quality and Safety initiative in Nigeria. He has been the pioneer Chairman of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) National Committee on Clinical Governance and Research since 2012. He is also Chairman of the Quality & Performance subcommittee of the Technical Working Group for the implementation of the Nigeria Health Act. He is a pioneer Trustee-Director of the NMF (Nigerian Medical Forum) which took the BMJ to West Africa in 1995. He is particularly interested in strengthening health systems for quality and safety in LMICs. He has written Five books on the 12-Pillar Clinical Governance for LMICs, including a TOOLS for Implementation. He established the Department of Clinical Governance, Servicom & e-health in the Cross River State Ministry of Health, Nigeria in 2007. Website: www.hriwestafrica.com Joseph is a member of the HIFA Steering Group and the HIFA working group on Community Health Workers.
Email: jneana AT yahoo.co.uk