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Nigerian health authorities worry over exodus of doctors and nurses

BMJ 2002; 325 doi: (Published 06 July 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;325:65
  1. Abiodun Raufu
  1. Lagos

    Nigerian health authorities are concerned about the exodus of health staff to overseas countries. Better pay and medical facilities have been cited as the main reason for the flight of Nigerian doctors, nurses, and paramedical staff.

    Only recently the Nigerian health minister, Professor Alphonsus Nwosu, promised to do something. “We shall definitely address the problem of doctors and nurses leaving in droves to take up jobs in Europe and North America,” he said.

    Mrs Stella Ekpendu, the principal of the School of Nursing of the University College Hospital, Ibadan, said, however, that there was nothing that the government could …

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