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Tanzan Health Res Bull. 2007 Jan;9(1):61-4.

Lost investment returns from the migration of medical doctors from Malawi.

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Department of Community Health, University of Malawi, College of Medicine, Blantyre, Malawi. muula@email.unc.edu

Abstract

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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