Reversing the Brain Drain: Expanding Medical Opportunities in Rwanda

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2011/07/27
For decades, young doctors and nurses have been fleeing poor countries for the bright lights and fat paychecks of wealthier nations, abandoning the parts of the world with the highest burden of disease and most desperate need for medical help. Sixty percent of medical doctors who trained in Ghana in the 1980s have since left the country, and there are more Ethiopian doctors in Washington DC than in all of Ethiopia. Sub-Saharan Africa today houses more than a tenth of the world’s population, and shoulders a quarter of the global burden of disease, but it has just three percent of the world’s health care workers. Read more at The New York Times
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