National profile of migration of health professionals - India

Author/s:
Indrajit Hazarika, Sanghita Bhattacharyya, Aradhana Srivastava

Year:
2011

Language:
English

Publication Type:
Reports
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External
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Description: 

Worldwide mobility of health professionals (MoHProf) is a growing phenomenon, impacting the health systems of receiving, transit, and sending countries. EU Member States are increasingly affected by these developments - which might occur simultaneously within the same country. Therefore, the need to develop European policies to adequately address these issues is urgent. At the same time, reliable and differentiated knowledge and findings as a basis for such policy are lacking. MoHProf will contribute to improving this knowledge base and facilitate European policy on human resource planning. 

Content: 

  • Introduction
  • India's health system
  • Health system factors hindering retention of migrant health professionals
  • General trends in migration from India
  • Migration of health professionals
  • Features of health professional emigration from India
  • Migration policy scenario in India 
  • Push, pull, stick and stay factors
  • International agreements and mutual qualification recognition policies
  • Recommendations 
  • Conclusions 

MoHProf is funded by the European Commission as a medium-scale collaborative project within the Seventh Framework Programme, theme 1, health. 

Region/Country (by coverage): 
Publisher: 
INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC HEALTH, GURGAON AND INDIA AND PUBLIC HEALTH FOUNDATION OF INDIA, NEW DELHI