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Health Thought Leadership Series

Our bleeding wound: Are Nigeria’s doctors justified for leaving? OpEd

Editor’s Note: A U.S news politics report that recently trended online showed how Nigerian immigrants have carved a niche in the United States as highly skilled workers. The numbers are impressive, with Nigerians ranking highest in the percentage of immigrants with a bachelor’s degree, at 59%. The applause for this is commendable, yet it also […]

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Diaspora Health Nigeria Thought Leadership Series

Greener Pastures: Why Nigerian doctors are taking their expertise out of the Nigerian health sector

Dr. Rukayat Salami left Nigeria after her housemanship at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital to pursue a Masters in Public Health (MPH) at Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health. “I decided to leave Nigeria whilst I was doing my house job right after medical school,” she said. “I was trying to find an escape […]

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Health Thought Leadership Series

Being a doctor in Nigeria: Challenges and opportunities for change

Over the past few years, there have been many anecdotal reports about the challenges that doctors and by extension, other health workers face working in Nigeria. Most Nigerians are familiar with the lack of equipment, the heavy workload, the absence of opportunities for development and poor infrastructure that can be seen in the health sector. […]