There's a massive shortage of nurses in the Philippines, caused by emigration, and partly the Philippine government'
s desire for remittances. It's also, of course, caused by American hospitals
' desire for cheap labor
in the nursing department.
[Philippines health care paralyzed by nurses exodus
By George Nishiyama, Reuters, Feb 28, 2006]
UPDATE: The story also refers to emigration caused by "political instability":see Steve Sailer, here, on what this may mean.