PSI campaign for migrant workers' rights

Low and unequal pay, heavy workloads, poor working conditions and a lack of opportunities have pressured many health workers, a majority of them women, to leave their jobs in the health care sector to find other employment opportunities or to migrate abroad. The situation is true in both developing and industrialized countries. What is most alarming is the massive migration of health workers from developing countries where the public health situation is already critical. Often, such migration is driven by the desperation of health workers seeking to escape poverty and by active recruitment policies that do not take into account the situation of poorer countries and further exacerbated by illegal practices of private recruitment agencies that victimise migrant workers. Find out more about the campaign here.