Focus on Gender: Rough road for migrant health workers

 

Writing for the blog site SciDev, WISE Development Senior Associate Henrietta Miers explores the challenges faced by migrant health workers.

 

“One in eight of all Sub-Saharan African graduates emigrated between 2000 and 2010, according to new research — a higher proportion than in any other region in the world. But these numbers do not tell the whole brain-drain story. Less well-known is a trend in which qualified female migrants compromise their careers when they move abroad. Most research on female migrants focuses on lower skilled work like domestic labour. The subject of high-skilled migration needs more scrutiny.” Henritta Miers

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