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For Want of a Better Life: Still on Nigeria’s Medical Brain Drain

By Dr Tanimola Owolabi (Lead Writer) Editor’s Note: Dr Tanimola Owolabi is a senior registrar, Department of Epidemiology and Community Health, University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital. As part of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on a ‘Residency and Post Graduate Training Posting’ signed with the Department of Epidemiology and Community Health, University of Ilorin Teaching […]

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Fire on the mountain: How Private Hospitals in Nigeria Can Respond to the Medical Brain Drain

By Ayoola Oladipupo (Lead Writer) Editor’s Note: In today’s Thought Leadership Piece, Ayoola Oladipupo, an early career consultant with an interest in private sector engagement for African development, particularly in the healthcare sector, writes on the effects of the medical brain drain on private hospitals in Nigeria and shares insights on how private hospitals can […]

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State of Emergency: The Doctors’ Strike and the Brain Drain of the Health Care Workforce

In 2019, when my father was in the Intensive Care Unit of one of Nigeria’s biggest tertiary hospitals in the Federal Capital Territory, one of the most contentious issues my family experienced was the constant chasing after specialist doctors to assess him and answer our burning questions. We would wait hours for the single cardiologist […]