Managing the ‘Brain Drain’ — WHO Code

Afro Health Initiative
6 min readFeb 21, 2021

Written by Harriet, originally an academic essay so forgive the amount of references.

Many countries that do not meet the minimum World Health Organisation (WHO) threshold of skilled health professionals needed to deliver basic health interventions fall in the South East Asia or Sub Saharan Africa Region (1,2). International migration of skilled health professionals from these countries is an important contributing factor to this shortage (3).

Though the international migration patterns of skilled health professionals are complex, it is the…

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