Diaspora engagement projects in the health sector in Africa

Author: 
IOM
Related Country/Region of Origin: 
Africa
Year: 
2012
Type of Resource: 
Project materials
Theme: 
Investing your Skills

Many African countries experience a significant loss of skilled professionals who migrate to Europe, North America and other high income countries. Such shortages significantly hamper the realization of health and development goals, and are particularly felt in the medical education and specialized care sectors, due in part to the outmigration of the most skilled and qualified. 

This briefing paper presents IOM projects that seek to engage diaspora health professionals to contribute to the development of the health sector in Ghana, Rwanda, Somalia, Ethiopia, and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

 

 

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