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The Institute of Directors Nigeria (IoD) has championed a call to action by individuals, organisations, stakeholders and government to drive policy considerations aimed at exploiting emigration trends in favour of Nigeria.
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• FG to get British govt’s £2m for strengthening of health workforce The International Council of Nurses (ICN) has deplored poaching of professionals by rich nations such as the United Kingdom (UK) from poor countries, saying the development was becoming “out of control.” The submission comes as Nigeria lost 2,998 trained nurses in 2021-2022 to…
The Deputy Governor of Lagos State, Dr Obafemi Hamzat, says medical colleges in Nigeria must develop the capacity to train more doctors to bridge the brain drain gap in the sector
It has been widely reported of the bill seeking to curb brain drain by mandating Nigerian medical doctors to practice for, at least, five years in the country before going abroad.
The Nigerian House of Representatives recently passed a contentious bill aimed at addressing the country’s medical personnel shortage.
Nigerian doctors take the Hippocratic Oath. In April 2019, Nigeria’s labour and employment minister, Dr Chris Ngige, was asked about Nigeria losing healthcare professionals to economic migration that took them to better-paying jobs in other continents, and he brushed it aside, saying that Nigeria had a surplus that made the migration a non-issue. A year…
Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi has disclosed that the Ministry of Health, the Nigerian Institute of Medical Research (NIMR) Yaba, Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) Idi-Araba, and Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH) are working together to address brain drain phenomenon and forestall outbreak of Lassa fever.
In December, 2022, randomly tuning in to a Nigerian channel, Galaxy TV, I watched a short clip on the ongoing brain drain, which has been hilariously tagged the ‘Japa movement’. What came to mind was the panel discussion slides prepared for the Young Medical Laboratory Scientists' yearly public health lecture on the same theme. In…
The Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, at the weekend, disclosed that the Federal Government is working on halting the brain drain in the health sector by improving conditions of service.
Vice Chancellor of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN), Prof. Charles Igwe, has expressed concern over the level of brain drain among medical practitioners in Nigeria, saying Federal Government must act to stop the trend.
Today’s theme evinces an inherent paradox. That’s because in one sense at least, national development cannot exist in a vacuum. By logically derivation, brain gains are a sine qua non for national development.
9 Dec 2022
The medical consultants under the auspices of the Medical and Dental Consultants' Association (MDCAN) have raised the alarm that the migration of the medical workforce from the Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital (EKSUTH), is seriously affecting the survival of the tertiary health institution.