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Health Justice and International recruitment of health workers

Tuesday 19 March, 6.00 pm to 7.30 pm, Pavilion Rm

The fifth seminar in a series centred on Health Justice, which will focus on the topic of international recruitment of health workers in relation to health justice. This will be a hybrid seminar with two 20 minute presentations followed by a chaired panel discussion looking towards possible solutions. There will be time for  audience Q&As. This event will provide insights to those who wish to learn more about international recruitment of health workers, or who work in a related field.

  • Local investment in training is often rewarded by emigration to what are perceived as better opportunities for professional activities, education, and standards of living.
  • High income countries have populations who require and demand high levels of care and treatment, yet often do not have sufficient locally trained staff and recruit from the less well-off countries.
  • How can we frame health justice in this arena?  Is justice for the worker or for the country or the world?  Is it about aiming for a globally accepted set of target staffing levels?  Is this part of de-colonialisation?

A drinks reception will follow the formal part of the evening to allow for networking/further discussion. So that we know how many to expect, please sign up using the Eventbrite link (where there will also be an option to request a zoom link if you cannot attend in person). Click here

Queries? contact Arthur Hibble, (agh32@hughes.cam.ac.uk)


  • Arthur Hibble HH Tutor and By Fellow was a family doctor in Stamford and Dean of General Practice for the East of England. He was also involved in the development of the Association of Health Professional Educators in Eastern Africa. He has worked with Global Health Exchange Fellowships that was administered by Hughes Hall. He currently works with the Public Health Education Group in supervising medical students with global health projects. He also has a continuing personal interest in the development of sustainable health and education systems in a Maasai Community in Kenya.


  • Dr Donald Kokonya is the Chairman, Kenya Board of Mental Health (KBMH), the Dean, School of Medicine and senior lecturer in psychiatry and bioethics at Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology (MMUST), finalizing his PhD in epidemiology of substance abuse. Previous experience in government, UN and development agencies.
  • Dr Fraz Mir is a consultant physician to Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge and affiliated Associate Professor, University of Cambridge. He is also a fellow of King’s College Cambridge and Associate Dean for International medical recruitment for NHS East of England. He is an ardent proponent of the Medical Training Initiative and believes in a more ethical and just recruitment policy.