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Global Health: Critical Worker Shortages

The UK's Guardian provides a useful infographic for understanding global critical health worker shortages.  You can get a nice visualization of how severe health worker shortages are and the consequences to infant and maternal mortality.  

The countries listed in the infographic are places where recruiters should not actively recruit healthcare professionals because of the devastating consequences those practices have on low and middle income country health systems.  You can read more about fair and ethical recruitment practices here.

If you're a Nurse Executive and your facility is considering hiring internationally educated nurses to fill staffing shortages, check this list in the infographic first before entering into agreements with recruitment companies domestically or abroad.  Sustainable recruitment is only possible if it is done ethically.

For more information about fair and ethical international recruitment practices, check out the Alliance for Fair and Ethical Recruitment Practices.

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