Nigerian Academy of Medicine (NAMed) has lamented continued brain drain in the health sector, saying the trend is depleting workforce and leaving a void difficult to fill. The academy also called on Federal Government to increase budget allocation to the health sector, in line with the 2001 Abuja Declaration, which recommends that 15 per cent…
The Medical and Dental Consultants' Association of Nigeria (MDCAN) has warned of the dire consequence of the raging brain drain in the health sector. It regretted that basic and postgraduate medical education is being challenged, hence the need to urgently train...
As the brain drain syndrome in the health and information technology (IT) sectors persists, Phillips Consulting (PCL) has revealed in its recent survey that about 52 per cent of Nigerian professionals are considering quitting their jobs and relocating abroad within a year.
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.
• 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…