Mobile Professional Voluntarism and International Development

Killing Me Softly?

by Helen Louise Ackers, James Ackers-Johnson

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Book Description

This book explores the impact that professional volunteers have on the low resource countries they choose to spend time in. Whilst individual volunteering may be of immediate benefit to individual patients, this intervention may have detrimental effects on local health systems; distorting labour markets, accentuating dependencies and creating opportunities for corruption. Improved volunteer deployment may avoid these risks and present opportunities for sustainable systems change. The empirical research presented in this book stems from a specific volunteering intervention funded by the Tropical Health Education Trust and focused on improving maternal and newborn health in Uganda. However, important opportunities exist for policy transfer to other contexts.

This open book is licensed under a Creative Commons License (CC BY). You can download Mobile Professional Voluntarism and International Development ebook for free in PDF format (4.2 MB).

Book Details

Subject
Politics and Government
Publisher
Palgrave Pivot
Published
2017
Pages
181
Edition
1
Language
English
ISBN13
9781137558329
ISBN10
1137558326
ISBN13 Digital
9781137558336
ISBN10 Digital
1137558334
PDF Size
4.2 MB
License
CC BY

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