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Posted By: GUEST,Sodding cookie!
24-Jun-15 - 03:39 AM
Thread Name: BS: Deporting poorly paid nurses
Subject: RE: BS: Deporting poorly paid nurses
Interesting Vic.

You may notice quite a few South African doctors over here. There is a reason why both here and Germany, there are more than you would expect and Cuba is in the equation.

Cuba has always had a good medical school and is recognised by most professional registration bodies. This makes getting jobs in other countries easier.

A trade pact was set up between South Africa and Cuba, the upshot being visa free travel for work between them and many qualifying doctors in Cuba have moved to South Africa after qualifying as consultants. This has driven the wage down there leading to many South African doctors moving to fill vacancies elsewhere, especially here and Germany.

So.., Cuba and South Africa spend the training money, Europe and Aussie /Kiwi get the benefit.

Buggered if I know the answer either....