PREVENTING AND REVERSING PAKISTAN'S MEDICAL BRAIN DRAIN THROUGH DIASPORA OPTION AND DIASPORA NETWORK

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Fahad Khan Afridi
Qadar Bukhsh Baloch
Verda Qadar Baloch

Abstract

Brain drain is the flow of skilled and qualified man power from a home country to host country leaving the former, socio-economically underdeveloped. The role of Pakistani medical diaspora in improving the health care system and socio-economic development of the country through brain circulation is discussed in this paper. Different secondary sources such as published research studies, government reports, newspapers and published interviews were consulted to gather information. The data collected was analyzed by using documentary and content analysis. Diaspora option can be used as a strategy to reverse and prevent the harmful effects of medical brain drain through brain gain and brain circulation. The government can play its vital role to facilitate the diaspora network between home and host countries. Diaspora networks should be mobilized to transfer knowledge, skills and ideas to their home country. However, diaspora networks are successful when home country is equipped with infrastructure, and with economic and political stability and strategic policies.

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Afridi FK, Baloch QB, Baloch VQ. PREVENTING AND REVERSING PAKISTAN’S MEDICAL BRAIN DRAIN THROUGH DIASPORA OPTION AND DIASPORA NETWORK. J Postgrad Med Inst [Internet]. 2016 Apr. 28 [cited 2022 Jul. 7];30(2). Available from: https://www.jpmi.org.pk/index.php/jpmi/article/view/1814
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Author Biographies

Qadar Bukhsh Baloch, National University of Modern Languages, Peshawar

Associate Professor, Head of the Department of Managmenet Sciences

Verda Qadar Baloch, Rehman Medical Institute Hayatabad Peshawar

Third Year student in MBBS program