More health workers are migrating across country lines and in complex ways. This migration has a large impact on the health system in both the country the health worker migrates to as well as the one they are leaving.
Managing and funding health workers is difficult when workers are migrating in large numbers. Countries do not want to fund health worker training just to have workers leave and take their skills elsewhere. Additionally, a lack of healthcare workers in a region can impact the efficacy of health emergency response and health coverage for citizens. The WHO is working with member states and stakeholders to ethically manage migration. How do we encourage long-term investment in health worker training and development as well as country-specific health care systems that respect the mobility of individual workers?