Brain Drain: Nigeria Left With 24,000 Doctors – NMA

Written by on October 20, 2022

The Nigeria Medical Association said Nigeria has about 24, 000 actively licensed physicians caring for its over 200 million population as a result of brain drain in the country.

The NMA President, Dr. Ojinmah Uche, said this on Wednesday in Abuja during a policy dialogue on Nigeria’s health sector brain drain and its implications for sustainable child and family health service delivery.

The event was organised by the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies in collaboration with the Partnership for Advancing Child and Family Health at Scale project of the Development Research and Projects Centre.

According to him, a private sector-driven healthcare system with government support and an enabling environment will over time stop and may even initiate brain gain.


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