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Your Site, Now in Other Languages: Introducing the Google Translate Widget

In a single click, translate your site content into 100+ languages.

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Slipping through the Cracks: Indigenous Languages and Medical Missions in Guatemala

Over the last several years, through work with community-based health programs and research as a medical anthropologist, I have visited dozens of medical and surgical Read More

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This Week in PLOS Medicine: Brain Drain from Africa to US

This week PLOS Medicine publishes the following new articles: Image credit: Mishel Churkin, Flickr Emigration of physicians from Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) to high income countries is considered a “brain drain” because the countries of origin have often paid for the physicians’ training, and the SSA countries have a very low number of physicians relative to the population. Analyzing the AMA Physician Masterfile and the WHO Global Health Workforce Statistics, Siankam Tankwanchi and colleagues report that the number of physicians trained in SSA now living in the US increased in the last decade, with increases from all studied countries other than South Africa. The number of migrant SSA physicians exceeds the total number of physicians in Ethiopia, Ghana, Liberia, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe combined (around 10,000 from 2005-2010). These seven countries combined have 0.05 physicians for every 1,000 people, compared to 2.5 physicians per 1,000 people in the US in 2009, a 50-fold difference. In a linked Perspective, Giorgio Cometto and colleagues discuss the steps that destination countries and countries in SSA can take to address this problem.

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