Social Science Baha

Policy Brief on Nurse Migration

Supported by: Foundation Open Society Institute (FOSI)
May 2012

The shortage of healthcare workers in the countries of the Global North has lured many nurses from Nepal to pursue international careers that are relatively better paid and highly regarded in contemporary Nepali society. Centre for Study of Labour and Mobility (CESLAM) at Social Science Baha was involved in the study of international migration of nurses from Nepal that was bought out in the form of a policy brief ‘Perils and Prospects of International Nurse Migration from Nepal’ in May 2012. This policy brief draws attention to some of the more critical challenges associated with this migratory flow, particularly in relation to the United Kingdom, and seeks to raise greater public interest by highlighting some important policy implications surrounding the issue of nurse migration.