Newly graduated nurses take their oaths at a ceremony in a mall in Manila in 2010. Photo: Reuters Newly graduated nurses take their oaths at a ceremony in a mall in Manila in 2010. Photo: Reuters
Newly graduated nurses take their oaths at a ceremony in a mall in Manila in 2010. Photo: Reuters
The Philippines

Nurses in the Philippines can’t go abroad, but there are few opportunities at home

  • The country already has a surplus of trained nurses, but not enough jobs to go round, with some hospitals paying less than a shop assistant could earn
  • Critics blame the government for depressing wages by ‘commodifying’ the nursing profession with its decades-long focus on exporting manpower

Topic |   The Philippines
Newly graduated nurses take their oaths at a ceremony in a mall in Manila in 2010. Photo: Reuters Newly graduated nurses take their oaths at a ceremony in a mall in Manila in 2010. Photo: Reuters
Newly graduated nurses take their oaths at a ceremony in a mall in Manila in 2010. Photo: Reuters
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