Health in Africa: Medical brain drain is a consequence of bad policy

BMJ 2005; 331 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.331.7521.905-b (Published 13 October 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;331:905
  1. Gbola O Sangosanya (gosango2003@yahoo.co.uk), specialist registrar
  1. Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, London SW10 9NH

    EDITOR—The medical brain drain is not new.1 During my undergraduate medical education in Africa, most of our lecturers had at some stage trained abroad. Our impression was that standards were better in Europe and America. Attached to this was a clear message that if you wanted to be the best, experience abroad was crucial. …

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