New Plan to Fill Training Gap for Medical Workers


A new program hopes to supplement Africa's capacity challenges by providing volunteer doctors and nurses to work on country-specific issues.

A mother and her infant at a primary healthcare facility.

  • Africa:  Counting the Costs of Brain Drain

    AfricaFocus, 10 February 2012

    According to a study published in the British Medical Journal in November 2011, nine sub-Saharan countries (Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia ... read more »

  • Zambia:  Doctors in Diaspora Urged to Reverse Brain Drain

    The Times of Zambia, 9 October 2012

    ZAMBIAN medical doctors in the Diaspora have been urged to reverse the trend in the medical field of the 'brain drain' to that of 'brain gain.' read more »

  • Nigeria:  From Brain Drain to Medical Tourism

    This Day, 4 October 2012

    Adeola Akinremi writes on challenges of post-independence healthcare service delivery in Nigeria. read more »

  • Tanzania:  Strides in Health Delivering System

    Tanzania Daily News, 17 September 2010

    DEVELOPMENT of health services is among priorities of the government under President Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete. Since 2005 the government embarked on major review of the national ... read more »

  • Uganda:  U.S.A to Train 1,500 Doctors

    New Vision, 18 October 2010

    Over 1,500 Ugandan doctors are to be trained in Uganda in the next five years on a grant from the US President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). read more »

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