The flight of physicians from West Africa: views of African physicians and implications for policy.
Peer reviewed article
This study investigates the magnitude, causes and consequences of the migration of health workers in West Africa. In 2003, interviews and focus groups were conducted with faculty, administrators, students and post-graduate residents in six medical schools in Ghana and Nigeria.
This study found a very well developed culture of medical migration and concluded that the medical school faculties are the role models for the benefits of migration (and subsequent return), and they are proud of their students who successfully emigrate.