Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
|Title:||Health workforce migration in the Asia Pacific: implications for the achievement of sustainable development goals|
|Citation:||Asia Pacific Journal of Health Management, 2017; 11(3):58-64|
|Publisher:||Australasian College of Health Services Management|
|SD Short, K Marcus and M Balasubramanian|
|Abstract:||The maldistribution of health workers globally and within the Asia Pacific region remains problematic. While globalisation, and the increasing mobility of capital and labour, helps to reduce inequalities between countries, it increases inequality within countries. This study examines health workforce data and densities in the Asia Pacific region through a health workforce migration lens. The main implication relevant to achievement of sustainable development goals is the need for countries to work in a co-ordinated way in this region to increase substantially health financing and the recruitment, development, training and retention of the health workforce in developing countries, especially in least developed countries and small island developing states, most notably the Maldives, Timor- Leste, Kiribati, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tuvalu and Vanuatu. Abbreviations: OECD – Organisation of Economic Co-operation and Development; SDG – Sustainable Development Goals; SIDS – Small Island Development States. Key words: health workforce; Migration; Asia Pacific; Sustainable Development Goals.|
|Keywords:||health workforce; Migration; Asia Pacific; Sustainable Development Goals|
|Rights:||© Australasian College of Health Service Management|
|Appears in Collections:||Dentistry publications|
Files in This Item:
There are no files associated with this item.
Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.