Tanzania Health Research Bulletin
Health User's Trust Fund (HRUTF)
Vol. 9, No. 1, 2007, pp. 61-64
Bioline Code: rb07011
Full paper language: English
Document type: Short Communication
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Tanzania Health Research Bulletin, Vol. 9, No. 1, 2007, pp. 61-64
© Copyright 2007 - Health User's Trust Fund (HRUTF)
Lost investment returns from the migration of medical doctors from Malawi|
Muula, A.S. & Panulo, B. Jr.
Migration of medical doctors from African countries to developed nations compromises the delivery of health care on the continent. The full cost of producing a medical doctor was estimated in Malawi by adding the costs of education from primary school through undergraduate medical education. The cost in fees for one medical doctor produced was US$ 56,946.79. The amount of lost investment returns for a doctor who migrated out and served for 30 years in the receiving country ranged from about US$ 433,493 to US$46 million at interest rates 7% and 25%, respectively. Quantitative assessments of the estimated loss in investment allows for informed policy discussions and decisions.
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