Africa losing nurses to HIV and brain drain

Juma Namlola, The Nation, February 13, 2006

Brain drain and attrition through death are the main obstacles to provision of quality medical services in East, Central and Southern Africa, a regional conference heard last week.

The 42nd regional conference for the East, Central and Southern African Health Ministers held in Mombasa, Kenya, was told that the region was losing its top medical staff through migration to America and Europe, where they get attractive salary packages. ... Africa