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Do global health platforms provide meaningful opportunities to advance equitable health systems and population health in east and southern Africa? What factors have supported effective negotiation of African policy goals on health systems within international and global health diplomacy?
In 2006, the Regional Network for Equity in Health in East and Southern Africa (EQUINET) and the Health Systems Research Unit of the Medical Research Council (MRC) of South Africa commissioned a series of country case studies on existing food security and nutrition programmes in East and Southern Africa that promote food sovereignty and equity.
The report describes the exodus of healthcare workers from areas of poverty and low socio-economic development, to more highly developed areas. The flows follow a hierarchy of 'wealth' and result in a global conveyor belt of health personnel moving from the bottom to the top, increasing inequity. The report describes personnel flows and migration from rural to urban areas, from public to private sectors, from lower to higher income countries within southern Africa and from African countries to industrialised countries.