Health in Africa: There is more to the crisis

BMJ 2005; 331 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.331.7526.1203-d (Published 17 November 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;331:1203
  1. Albert M E Coleman (albert.coleman@gmail.com), associate specialist psychiatrist
  1. Greenacres Community Mental Health Trust, Worthing and Southlands Hospitals NHS Trust, Worthing, West Sussex BN11 2DH

    EDITOR—The human resources crisis addressed by Lucas raises concern.1 For some time the notion has prevailed that instituting local incentives—local postgraduate training, subsidised housing, subsidised means of transportation, etc—might help stem the trend of mass migration of personnel. Ghana was mentioned by Lucas as an example of a country that has been relatively successful in …

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