The flight of physicians from West Africa: Views of African physicians and implications for policy

International Journal

Social Science & Medicine 61 (2005) 1750–1760 May 31, 2005

“West African-trained physicians have been migrating from the sub-continent to rich countries, primarily the US and the UK, since medical education began in Nigeria and Ghana in the 1960s. In 2003, we visited six medical schools in West Africa to investigate the magnitude, causes and consequences of the migration…. In addition to the migration push and pull factors documented in previous literature, we learned that there is now a well-developed culture of medical migration.”

Author
Adesegun Fatusi
Amy Hagopian
Anthony Ofosu
Richard Biritwum

Region
West Africa

Country
Ghana
Nigeria

Topic
Retention
Training

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