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Health Workforce Brain Drain: From Denouncing the Challenge to Solving the Problem

  • Giorgio Cometto mail,

    giorgiocometto@hotmail.com

    Affiliation: Global Health Workforce Alliance, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland

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  • Kate Tulenko,

    Affiliation: IntraHealth International, Washington (D.C.), United States of America

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  • Adamson S. Muula,

    Affiliation: College of Medicine, University of Malawi, Blantyre, Malawi

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  • Ruediger Krech

    Affiliation: Department of Ethics and Social Determinants of Health, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland

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  • Published: September 17, 2013
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1001514

About the Authors

Giorgio Cometto
Global Health Workforce Alliance, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
Kate Tulenko
IntraHealth International, Washington (D.C.), United States of America
Adamson S. Muula
College of Medicine, University of Malawi, Blantyre, Malawi
Ruediger Krech
Department of Ethics and Social Determinants of Health, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland

Corresponding Author

Email: giorgiocometto@hotmail.com

Competing Interests

GC works at the Global Health Workforce Alliance, whose mandate includes advocating for solutions to global health workforce challenges, including migration. KT used to work for the World Bank (where one of the authors works), but did not work on this piece of research. ASM is the Dean of Postgraduate Studies and Research at the University of Malawi, College of Medicine. RK has no conflict of interest to declare.

Author Contributions

Wrote the first draft of the manuscript: GC. Contributed to the writing of the manuscript: GC KT ASM RK. ICMJE criteria for authorship read and met: GC KT ASM RK. Agree with manuscript results and conclusions: GC KT ASM RK.