Mass Emigration of Nigerian Medical Personnel: Need for Urgent Action

Omoju, Oluwasola (2018-03)

Working Paper

The critical role of medical personnel, especially doctors and nurses, in maintaining and sustaining the health of the people and ultimately the human capital of any nation cannot be over-emphasised. Therefore it should be concerning when this key expertise is in short supply and inadequate to meet local need. Despite the inadequate supply of doctors relative to local demand, Nigerian doctors are emigrating abroad.