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Brain drain of health workers in Asia: What can be done?
 

Brain drain of health workers in Asia: What can be done?

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In 2013, the World Health Organization estimated that the world would be short of 12.9 million health-care workers by 2035, with the largest shortages expected to be in parts of Asia. This shortage is partly because of health workers migrating internationally as demand grows from national health systems in wealthy countries.
 
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13 Aug 2016 - General
 
Asians are the primary targets of wealthy nations because we are very diligent and passionate with what we do. It has been proven over time that we are capable of handling roles in healthcare where attention to detail is paramount. However, we are not getting enough opportunities in our respective countries due to a lot of factors such as 1.) Clinical practice saturation is common in the metropolis area. 2.) Our health systems are not as favorable compared to the Western countries. 3.) Most Asia...
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The exodus of healthcare workers is very much financial in nature. Countries that cannot provide financially fulfilling compensation for services will always have to deal with their own people, making plans to migrate. This is the case here in the Philippines and many countries in Asia. So unless our countries find a way to make working more favorable, people will really migrate. The growing hunger of healthcare professionals will compel them to explore outside. And it is true, sometimes, that m...
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Brain drain of health workers in asian countries continues yet current attempts to address it remain insufficient largely due to the lack of suatainable funding, absence of binding rules on global Health care workers migration and failure to adequately recompense origin countries for decades of human and economic losses from weakening of their national health systems. And health worker migration from asian countries will undoubtedly continue, improving conditions of health care workers globally ...
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The root cause of this so-called "brain drain" of health care workers in Asia is the lack of appropriate financial renumeration for services provided. Because of the increasing exodus of trained healthcare workers from their respective countries, the shortage in manpower makes the remaining employees overworked. This actually worsens the already problematic scenario. Being overworked and underpaid will naturally cause an employee to quit and look for other job opportunities which are l...
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It is a normal phenomenon, that human being will be always looking for better opportunity, nicer working environment, improved job perspective, higher salary, and more balanced work-life balance. The “brain drain” of healthcare professionals from Asia to different western countries like United Kingdom, Ireland, United State of America, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand was happening since a long time before. For example, there are very limited post-graduate or specialist/sub-specialist trainin...
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