African nurses heading to United States

Rodrique Ngowi, Associated Press, June 29, 2006

Nairobi - Nurse Carolyne Mujibi went to work in Kenya's largest hospital after her father died there - from nursing neglect, she believes. Too much work, too little pay and an assault by a frustrated patient chipped away at her desire to try to make a difference in Kenya.

She is preparing to leave to go work in the United States, hoping for greater job satisfaction and more material rewards, and joining a brain drain from the developing world to the West that experts worry is only making it harder for Africa to pull itself out of poverty. ... African