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Brain-drain: Nigeria Loses 35,000 Doctors In 20 Years by Omooba77: 5:26pm On Jun 23, 2019
A medical practitioner, Dr. Imafidon Osama Agbonile, on Sunday said over 35,000 doctors have left Nigeria to the United State of America, European, and Asia countries for medical practice. He said as a result of the development, Nigeria has less than one doctor to 5,000 population as against the World Health Organisation (WHO) recommendation of one doctor to 600 population.
Dr Agbonile disclosed this at the weekend while delivering a lecture titled: ‘Panacea for brain drain in Nigeria’, at a conference organised by the Medical and Dental Consultants Association of Nigeria (MDCAN), Edo State Hospital Management Board branch. According to him, brain drain is on the increase in Nigeria adding that over 40 to 60 percent of medical graduates from Nigeria practise abroad.
“From the various researches carried out, it is estimated that over 35,000 doctors have emigrated from Nigeria in the last 20 years. The rate of migration has trippled since 2015. “Also, the United Kingdom register of doctors revealed that Nigerians are the fourth largest doctors in the country since 2017. Agbonile identified non-conducive working environment, poor remuneration, inadequate opportunity for research, poor governance/leadership, lack of adequate government polices and implementations as some of the problem responsible for mass exodus of doctors out of the country.
While calling on governments at all levels to improve healthcare delivery, he noted that Nigeria has a dismal mortality rate for both communicable and non-communicable diseases. Earlier, the Association’s chairman, Dr Alex Oko, said the conference is part of the professional training for doctors aimed at bringing them up to date with development in the medical profession. “Professional development is a prerequisite for renewal of our license to practice. As a responsible association, we organised conferences, get a resource person to give lecture and speak on dynamic issues that affect medical profession directly or indirectly to enhance service delivery. On his part, the state commissioner for health, Dr David Osifo, assured the association of the state government commitment to develop the health sector for effective healthcare delivery in the state.

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Re: Brain-drain: Nigeria Loses 35,000 Doctors In 20 Years by GoldChest(m): 5:31pm On Jun 23, 2019
That's what happens When you have a man like Buhari as President .

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Re: Brain-drain: Nigeria Loses 35,000 Doctors In 20 Years by RESHARPENED: 5:44pm On Jun 23, 2019
GoldChest:
That's what happens When you have a man like Buhari as President .

Interesting. I could have sworn that Buhari only became President in 2015, NOT SINCE 20 YEARS AGO!.

Compared to coming years, this is going to seem like nothing. Even unskilled labour would emigrate from this cesspit.

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Re: Brain-drain: Nigeria Loses 35,000 Doctors In 20 Years by Omooba77: 6:32pm On Jun 23, 2019
This number is conservative< more in actual sense
Re: Brain-drain: Nigeria Loses 35,000 Doctors In 20 Years by Nobody: 6:40pm On Jun 23, 2019
Well, the problem is simple.

It has a lot to do with money.

Nigeria spends less than 3bn dollars on healthcare annually . Meanwhile European countries like Spain spend 110bn dollars annually on health care.

At the end of the day, we have poorly equipped hospitals, among other things.

The solution is simple...increase hospital fees, increase taxes, end corruption, etc etc....but most Nigerians seem to think that we have more than enough cash. We don't.

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