Migration, brain drain, and caregiving

 

Date: 6 March 2009
Venue: United Nations Headquarters, Dag Hammarskjöld Library Auditorium
 
Objectives:

This panel focused on the interlinkages of brain drain, HIV/AIDS, and the crisis of health care systems, in particular in sub-Saharan Africa. The discussion was designed to examine different policy responses to brain drain and HIV/AIDS. Guiding questions addressed how policies can be shaped so as to (1) ensure the right to health in both developed and developing countries, and (2) support the achievement of MDG 6 with regards to the combat of HIV/AIDS. Special emphasis will be put on how HIV/AIDS, brain drain and the health care crisis impact men and women differently.

 
Working Language: English
 
Presentations:
 
HIV/AIDS and the crisis of the health care system
Ms. Donna J. Barry, Advocacy and Policy Director, Partners in Health
Policy responses to brain drain and HIV/AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa: Shared experiences and best practices
Ms. Donna J. Barry, Advocacy and Policy Director, Partners in Health

Migration, brain drain, and caregiving: The crisis of the health care system
Dr. Anita Alero Davies, Public Health Specialist, Migration Health Department, IOM

Responsibilities of different stakeholders
Dr. Ita Lynch, Medical Advisor, Realizing Rights

Health Care Worker Migration: Searching for Policy Solutions
Dr. Ita Lynch, Medical Advisor, Realizing Rights

Related Documents:
 
 
Related Links:
53rd session of The Commission on the Status of Women:  http://www.un.org/womenwatch/daw/csw/53sess.htm