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Doctors to address problems of brain drain, others at workshop

NMA warns of the catastrophic effect of doctors’ brain drain on Nigeria

The leadership of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) has resolved to deal with the problem of brain drain in the country.

The President of NMA, Dr. Francis Adedayo Faduyile, disclosed this at a press conference put together to herald the commencement of the four-day health summits in Abuja.

The NMA chief said this year’s summit would focus attention on a patient-centred care.

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Other issues to be addressed at the forum include strategies aimed at improving the Nigerian health indices, inter-professional relationship in the health sector, brain drain/brain gain and ways at enhancing the universal health coverage and reverse medical tourism among others.

He said: “We are looking at how we can reverse this probably bad situation to profit Nigerians. That is when we begin to make it a brain gain.”

According to him, the main thrust of the programme was to get those Nigerians who had travelled out of the country to acquire special skills to come back and transfer these knowledge and skills to their compatriots at home.

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