Dodani 2005 Brain Drain Developing Countries

Title Brain Drain from Developing Countries: How can Brain Drain be Converted Into Wisdom Gain?
Format Publication
Authors Dodani, S., LaPorte, R.E.
JournalĀ  Name (if applicable) J R Soc Med.
Date Published 2005
Open Access Y/N Yes
Hard copy PDF Available Y/N Yes
Abstract Brain drain is defined as the migration of health personnel in search of the better standard of living and quality of life, higher salaries, access to advanced technology and more stable political conditions in different places worldwide. This migration of health professionals for better opportunities, both within countries and across international borders, is of growing concern worldwide because of its impact on health systems in developing countries. Why do talented people leave their countries and go abroad? What are the consequences of such migrations especially on the educational sector? What policies can be adopted to stem such movements from developing countries to developed countries? This article seeks to raise questions, identify key issues and provide solutions which would enable immigrant health professionals to share their knowledge, skills and innovative capacities and thereby enhancing the economic development of their countries.