Portuguese-speaking African countries face shortages of doctors

Villanueva, Tiago
August 2010
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;8/10/2010, Vol. 182 Issue 11, pE511
Academic Journal
The article reports on the shortages of doctors in Portuguese-speaking nations of Africa including Angola, Cape Verde and Guinea Bissau. According to the report there is a domestic demand for health care workers and added that the natives of the mentioned countries who go abroad for medical training often opt not to return home to practise. It also mentions the collaborative action to resolve the shortages of health care workers particularly the exchange of trainers among countries.


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