Malcolm MacLachlan and Eilish Mc Auliffe
British Medical Journal, 2005
"Coombes says that the unwillingness of richer countries to train sufficient numbers of their own doctors and nurses is creating an international market in health human resources. The resulting outflow of human resources from those countries with the highest disease burden is one example of how healthcare knowledge and capacity to apply that knowledge is being severely undermined. Another example is the agreement on trade related aspects of intellectual property rights (TRIPS), which effectively diminishes access to drug treatments by people who are least able to pay, but again, often in greatest need."