IHP news 504: Human Resources for Health

By on January 11, 2019

Human Resources for Health – Analysis of strategies to attract and retain rural health workers in Cambodia, China, and Vietnam and context influencing their outcomes

A Zhu et al; https://human-resources-health.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12960-018-0340-6

Many Asia-Pacific countries are experiencing rapid changes in socio-economic and health system development. This study aims to describe the strategies supporting rural health worker attraction and retention in Cambodia, China, and Vietnam and explore the context influencing their outcomes….”

Globalization & Health – Doctors on the move: a qualitative study on the driving factors in a group of Egyptian physicians migrating to Germany

M Schumann et al; https://globalizationandhealth.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12992-018-0434-x

Migration of physicians has become a global phenomenon with significant implications for the healthcare delivery systems worldwide. The motivations and factors driving physician’s migration are complex and continuously evolving. Purpose of this study is to explore the driving forces in a group of Egyptian physicians and final-years medical students preparing to migrate to Germany….”

Results: “…The thematic analysis indicated that the migration within the study’s participants results from a specific weighting of push and pull factors. Push factors are considered to be more important than pull factors. Factors related to professional development play a leading role. The route of migration towards Germany is mainly determined by the low hurdle registration and licensing requirements in this destination country compared to other countries. In some cases, Germany is regarded as a “transit country”, a step on the road to other European countries. The intent, planning and preparation of migration is assisted considerably by the local formation of a community and culture of migration with multiple ways for information exchange, identity building and social support through face-to-face and online channels….”

Leave a reply
Print Friendly, PDF & Email