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Brain drain in the health sector in Africa: examples from the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan Nigeria

Mbanefoh, Nkechi

Abstract:
This paper focuses on the exodus of medical professionals from Africa to developed countries.  Measures to reverse the phenomenon of brain drain are discussed and the author suggests strategies which the state and universities may adopt to turn the brain drain into brain gain. The factors that facilitate the emigration of doctors from Nigeria's teaching hospitals are named and analysed.  The author mentions the types of brain drain, its causes and consequences and concludes with recommendations for the way forward.     

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Title of Paper: Brain drain in the health sector in Africa: examples from the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan Nigeria
Conference Name: Conference of Rectors, Vice Chancellors and Presidents of African Universities ( COREVIP )
Conference Date: 2007-10-21
Conference Location: Tripoli, Libya
Published as Proceedings: no


Date:2007
Document Type:Conference Paper (Not Peer Reviewed)
Subject Area:National Systems and Comparative Studies
Country:Nigeria
Keywords:Brain Drain, Health Services, Health Education, Developing countries, Role of Universities, Government, Funding


File Size:56 KB
Rights:Permission to use this paper was granted by the Association of African Universities (AAU)
Date Added:30 May 2008


Mbanefoh, Nkechi (2007). Brain drain in the health sector in Africa: examples from the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan Nigeria Presented at the Conference of Rectors, Vice Chancellors and Presidents of African Universities (COREVIP), Tripoli, Libya, October, 21-25