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Nigerian Medical Association Blames Infant Mortality on Brain Drain

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The Nigerian Medical Association, NMA, has blamed the increasing maternal and infant mortality in the country on the brain drain in the health sector.

Chairman of Ekiti State chapter of the Association, Babatunde Rosiji, made this known at a press conference marking the association’s 2022 Physicians’ Week.

According to Rosiji, the menace of brain drain is gradually killing the nation’s health sector.

The Chairman stressed that about 10,296 doctors now practice in the United Kingdom, making Nigeria the third highest of foreign doctors in that country.

Written by: Helen Obih

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