The healthcare systems in low-income countries are already in a weak and fragile state, with a rapidly growing rate of childhood and maternal mortality. The “brain drain” phenomenon directly threatens the delivery of adequate health care to the citizens of poorer countries, contributing to their increasing mortality rate. In order to decrease the impacts of the ongoing “brain drain” dilemma, a greater number of health professionals should be trained. There are several reasons why the “brain drain” of health workers is so frequently happening.
The health systems in poorer countries are very fragile and are not very stable. Many health professionals who begin their training in these poorer countries do not receive all the education they desire to have. After basic training, they choose to move onto richer countries where they have a better opportunity for further training. Because of the financial setbacks experienced in poorer countries, there is not as much equipment and training material to thoroughly train their health workers.
In an article titled “Brain Drain Hits Poor Countries Hard” by Gustavo Capdevila, he states the top reasons for migrating health workers are “a poor working environment and a lack of motivation” as well as “low wages and…little prospect for advancement in their careers” (par. 3).
In wealthier countries, these migrating health workers have the materials and equipment necessary to receive sufficient training. Likewise, the health facilities in wealthier countries are much more developed and have a better probability of promotional prospects for their practitioners.
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The compensation of workers in richer countries is also far greater than what is offered in poorer countries. Rich countries choose to hire medical staff from abroad because they are much cheaper to pay. All of these factors contribute to the “brain drain” dilemma, by attracting more and more health workers to immigrate to wealthier countries. Although it is understandable why these people desire to leave their underdeveloped countries to seek better career opportunities and environment, it is severely damaging the healthcare systems in poor countries.
It is true that there are many benefits associated with the “brain drain” phenomenon, such as broadening the individual’s opportunities, but the healthcare systems in poorer countries are already small and fragile. As they continue to lose medical professionals, they are left in an even more desolate state. As stated on GlobalIssues. org, “some countries are left with just 500 doctors each, with large areas without any health workers of any kind” (par. 6).
As countries lose their health workers, they are left with no means of medical attention or assistance.
This results in a greater number of deaths due to unattended illnesses and injuries. Especially in these poor countries, where there are greater chances of catching disease and becoming infected. The British Medical Association and the Royal College of Nursing stated, “staff migration from developing nations is killing millions and compounding poverty” (par. 1).
Due to the loss of health care workers, low-income countries have become weaker in their ability to fight health challenges such as HIV/AIDS, malaria, tuberculosis, and other serious conditions common to underdeveloped nations.
Sooner or later, these countries will be entirely wiped out in their inability to provide medical attention to these serious medical illnesses. In order to lessen the problems associated with the “brain drain” dilemma, more health care professionals need to be trained. If more individuals are educated and trained in the medical practice, inevitably more health care will be provided. The greatest issue of “brain drain” is the lack of healthcare workers in the poorer countries. By training more people, there is a greater chance of healthcare workers being readily available to their home countries.
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Although a percentage of these trained healthcare workers will still decide they want to move to wealthier countries, there is still a percentage that will choose to remain. If countries continue to expand their number of trained medical professionals, the percentage of those who remain will increase as well. Also, as more individuals become educated in the medical field, the healthcare systems of low-income countries will expand and become increasingly more stable. The greatest issue in the healthcare systems of poorer countries is a lack of trained staff.
According to The World Health Organization, “one million more healthcare workers are needed in these countries if they are to meet basic health goals” (par. 5).
Because of how fragile and small the healthcare systems in most low-income countries are, any addition of training and practitioners would have a positive effect. Along with training more healthcare professionals, selection of candidates for training must be taken into consideration as well. According to Adamson S Muula, in an article titled “Is There Any Solution to the ‘Brain Drain’ of Health Professionals and Knowledge from Africa? “There are studies suggesting that the background of medical students may determine who is likely to work in a particular setting after obtaining a physician’s qualification” (p. 4).
Low-income countries, while recruiting candidates to be trained in the medical field, should consider the location and culture of the individual they are choosing. These factors will directly affect how that person decides where they will continue their career upon completing their qualification studies. Poorer countries need to focus on recruiting candidates from areas where they are likely to continue their career.
Also, healthcare professionals who grew up in areas where medical attention is severely needed are more likely to have a positive attitude to remain in their home country to help those in need of serious medical assistance. Training more specific individuals is the best solution to relieving “brain drain” affects on low-income countries. As well as poor countries specifying candidates to be trained in the medical field, wealthy countries must also play a role in ending the “brain drain” phenomenon.
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Wealthy countries are very well aware of the consequences of hiring medical workers from other low-income countries. Wealthier countries choose to hire from abroad because these people are much easier to satisfy with lower compensation. The citizens of low-income countries have been living in places with extremely weak economies and with only a fraction of the wages they would receive elsewhere. Wealthy countries take advantage of this aspect and hire more professionals for less money.
If wealthy countries stop recruiting health workers from poorer countries, the “brain drain” phenomenon could be stopped indefinitely. The “brain drain” phenomenon is a serious issue affecting the small, poor countries of the world today. The mortality rate of these countries is continuing to grow as they are being robbed of their skilled medical professionals. If no steps are taken toward regulating the immigration of healthcare professionals into wealthier countries, soon the poorer countries will cease to exist.
The effects of the “brain drain” phenomenon are very serious, leaving diseased and injured citizens without any medical assistance or care. People will continue to die at young ages because they are already prone to a number of serious diseases, and without sufficient healthcare there is no hope for their survival. Something needs to be done. There must be more effort put into seeking out more of the “right” candidates and training them in the medical profession. Wealthy countries must also put effort into slowing down how many practitioners they choose to hire from abroad.
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The term “Brain Drain” has come into limelight with the trend of educated and skilled people and workforce moving from one country to another to achieve career gains. The talent of such people as a result becomes available to the nation to which they relocate. The biggest disadvantage of brain drain is the depletion of talent from the native nation which may badly need their skills and talent. It ...
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