- According to official sources, more than 56% of all Ghanaian [in Ghana trained and born] doctors work abroad.
Many African countries now have more doctors and nurses working in richer countries abroad than they have at home, research shows.
Angola, Republic of Congo, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mozambique, Rwanda and Sierra Leone all experienced civil war in the 1990s and all had lost 40% of their doctors by 2000.
The figure for 2008, according to BBC:
Mozambique - 75%
Angola - 70%
Ghana - 56%
Kenya - 51%
Rwanda - 43%
Sudan - 13%
Niger - 9%
Africa 'being drained of doctors'
UK Home Office figures show that 17,620 African doctors and nurses joined the NHS in 2008 year.


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