A blog on bioethics by the director of Yale's bioethics center.
Saturday, November 26, 2011
Physician Brain Drain from Africa
According to this piece in BMJ, Australia has saved $621m, Canada $384m, the UK $2.7bn, and the US $846m in medical education costs by recruiting and licensing African physicians whose training was paid for at home. Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Nigeria, South Africa, Uganda, Tanzania, Zambia, and Zimbabwe have lost more than $2bn from training doctors who then migrated to one of those four countries.