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Healthcare workers migrating to Romania from the Republic of Moldova

A narrative research In this report, we offer an alternative perspective on the Romanian healthcare workforce, highlighting Romania’s dual role as both a source and destination for healthcare worker migration, and thus challenging the prevailing narrative that predominantly portrays Romania as a source country. The study employs a narrative research design, involving biographical interviews... read the full article

Position paper on the international recruitment of health professionals (Deutsche Plattform für Globale Gesundheit)

For the Deutsche Plattform für Globale Gesundheit (German Global Health Platform), Pillars of Health partner Verein demokratischer Ärztinnen (vdää) wrote a position paper on the international recruitment of health professionals in Germany, with recommendations for the German federal government. These recommendations include, among others: The position paper is available in German (original) an... read the full article

Position paper on human resources for health in Romania

In this position paper, Pillars of Health partner Center for Health Policies and Services (Romania) describe their research activities and policy dialogues conducted in Romania for the Pillars of Health project, and propose possible solutions for improving the health system and health workforce in Romania. Read the position paper here. Read the Romanian version of […] read the full article

Position paper on the international recruitment of health workers for the Netherlands

In our position paper about the international recruitment of health workers for the Netherlands, we recommend the Dutch government to: The paper was written with contributions from immigration lawyer Anton Kleijweg. Read our position paper ‘Handle with care – Why the Netherlands must be cautious about recruiting migrant health workers’ by clicking on the image below. read the full article

Cross-country analysis of health worker mobility across the European Union and neighbouring countries (2010 – 2022)

This report provides a cross-country analysis of health worker mobility data within the EU and neighbouring countries from 2010 – 2022. It is based upon desk research and secondary and publicly available data retrieved from the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) database and the European Commission Regulated Professions Database (RPD). It focuses on […] read the full article

Country report on health worker migration and mobility in France

In this report, we describe and analyse the health system in France, as well as the challenges of its health workforce. We examine the flows of health workers into France in the last ten to fifteen years, and to which extent France, as an affluent destination country, is dependent on health professionals from less affluent […] read the full article

Country report on health worker migration and mobility in Romania

In this report, we describe the health workforce and health system in Romania, as well as the push and pull factors and flows of migration and mobility of health workers in Romania. In addition, based on a series of in-depth interviews, we describe the perspectives on migration of health workers remaining in Romania, as well […] read the full article

Country report on health worker migration and mobility in Serbia

This report on health worker migration and mobility in Serbia highlights several critical issues affecting the country’s healthcare system. The COVID-19 pandemic stressed the importance of ensuring the safety and quality of working conditions for health workers in crisis situations, both during and after the pandemic. We raise concerns about high unemployment rates among health […] read the full article

Research findings on primary health care

Please click on the image below to read the booklet on research findings on Primary Health Care by Pillars of Health partner Center for Health Policies and Services (Romania). The Romanian version of the booklet is also available: please read ‘Recomandări bazate pe cercetare pentru asistența medicală primară’ here. read the full article

Research findings on specialised medical care

Please click on the image below to read the booklet on research findings on Specialised medical care by Pillars of Health partner Center for Health Policies and Services (Romania). The Romanian version of the booklet is also available: please read ‘Recomandări bazate pe cercetare pentru asistență ambulatorie și spitalicească’ here. read the full article
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