Africa hard hit by health worker gap
AP/Yahoo News, March 7, 2008
A global healthcare worker shortage is hitting African and other developing nations hardest. Experts gathered in Uganda to discuss the problem and considered asking rich countries to compensate poorer nations for the staff they recruit and to pay to train health workers in the developing world. The long-term goal is galvanizing the funding and political will to radically expand the education and training of health workers in the developed and developing world.