Diaspora and Development

Enabling, Engaging and Empowering Diaspora for Development

MIDA Ghana Health project

Maximizing the positive relationship between migration and development has long been a focus of the work of the International Organization for Migration (IOM). This is especially relevant in an era of globalization and unprecedented mobility. The objective of IOM’s migration and development programme is to contribute to the work of the international community, in particular to harness the development potential of the diaspora for the benefit of their native country and to contribute to sustainable development and poverty reduction.
The Migration for development in Africa (MIDA) initiative links the skills and expertise in the diaspora to the development of home countries. The MIDA Ghana Health project aims to build a bridge between available resources of the Ghanaian diaspora and needs, opportunities and policies in the health sector in Ghana. The main purpose of the project is to facilitate the temporary return to Ghana of Ghanaian health professionals from the diaspora residing in the Netherlands, United Kingdom, Germany and other EU countries for the benefit of local health institutions. The MIDA Ghana Health project is funded by the Dutch government through the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Accra.

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