Thursday, 8 November 2007

Brain Drain: Doctors leave Malawi

Reversing Africa's brain drain?

This is an extract from the BBC article on africa:

Is Africa ready as a destination for global recruitment? Should African governments retrain jobless locals and convert their skills?

And here is my answer

As one of the few specialist doctors working in Malawi, I believe the solution is simple, pay us a bit more and we will stay and deliver. Why waste resources by recruiting expatriates when we are capable of doing the same service? Global recruitment is not the solution!

Dr Khumbo Kalua, Malawi

Pictures;Dr Kalua with team doing eye operations in Mulanje
Last picture is the New Lions eye Hospital in Blantyre ( part of Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital)

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