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Policy Briefs

Professional development opportunities and the needs for higher income are the main causes of the expansive trend of migration of healthcare workers from the Western Balkan countries in the past several years. These are the initial results from the regional study that Healthgrouper is conducting in Macedonia, Serbia, Kosovo and Albania with financial support from the University in Fribourg from Switzerland via the Regional Research Promotion Programme for the Western Balkans. Over 1700 doctors from Serbia, Macedonia, Albania and Kosovo have left over the past three years to work abroad. This numbers may increase in the following years, which brings this problem to be recognized and put in the center of development of further health and educational policies in these countries.

This work in progress policy briefs have been prepared for each of the participating countries. 

Macedonia

Serbia

Albania

Kosovo 

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