Why brain drain in the Nigerian health sector?

Authors

  • Agba A Ogaboh University of Calabar, Calabar
  • H. T. Udom
  • Ide T. Eke

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.24203/ajas.v8i2.5990

Abstract

One prime problem facing developing countries is the exodus of its skilled labour to advanced nations for greener pasture. This study therefore examines whether remuneration, workers’ safety and working equipment accounts for brain flight among health practitioners in Nigeria. Survey research design was used. The research approach was predominantly quantitative with less qualitative components incorporated for participants to give recommendations. The study statistically analyzed data using linear regression, and the results showed that remuneration, workers’ safety and working tools significantly elicited brain drain among health personnel. We suggested among others critical policy reforms that would address inadequacies in working environments in public and private hospitals.

Published

2020-04-17

How to Cite

Ogaboh, A. A., H. T. Udom, & Eke, I. T. (2020). Why brain drain in the Nigerian health sector?. Asian Journal of Applied Sciences, 8(2). https://doi.org/10.24203/ajas.v8i2.5990

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