By JENNY F. MANONGDO
March 3, 2010, 3:24pm
Seeing no end to the outmigration of Filipino nurses and doctors, a former health secretary has taken steps to “tame the exodus” and achieve a win-win situation for both the Philippines and foreign countries employing our medical professionals.
For a number of years now, Dr. Jaime Galvez-Tan, former Department of Health (DoH) Secretary, has been working for partnerships among countries recruiting Filipino nurses and doctors.
Tan, who initiated an extensive study on the exodus of medical professionals and its effects in the Philippine healthcare system, has formulated ways to improve the situation by seeking bilateral agreements with receiving countries such as Canada, Finland and Australia, among others.
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