I recently posted that cancer is an increasing global health threat in developing countries. Additionally, there exist major disparities in survival and treatment between developed and developing countries. One of the reasons for these disparities is lack of access to equally well-trained healthcare professionals. A solution posed by Princess Dina Mired of Jordan is creating professional and academic environments in developing countries that entices folks earning PhD’s and MD’s abroad to come back and work at home–essentially reversing the ‘brain drain.’
Here is an interesting article from The Chronicle of Higher Education discussing steps India is taking to prevent this ‘brain drain.’ Note that the article is not focused just on healthcare professions.