World Health Organisation WHO has said that no less than 55 countries are struggling with serious health worker shortages as they continue to seek better paid opportunities in wealthier Nations.

They continue to seek better paid opportunities in wealthier nations that have stepped up efforts to recruit them amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

According to WHO, African nations have been worst hit by the phenomenon, with 37 countries on the continent facing health worker shortages.

The actions of wealthy countries that belong to the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) come under scrutiny in the WHO alert, among other regions.

To help countries protect their vulnerable healthcare systems, WHO has issued an updated health workforce support and safeguards list, which highlights nations with low numbers of qualified health care staff.

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