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World Health Popul. 2006;8(3):77-92.

A prescription for improvement: A short survey to identify reasons behind public sector pharmacists' migration.

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Federal Ministry of Health, Khartoum, Sudan.


In Sudan, there is a mismatch between the numbers of pharmacists and where they worked, and the demand for pharmacy services. The public sector, where the majority of the population is served, suffered heavily from the pharmacists' migration to the private sector. In order to stem the "brain drain" of pharmacists, it is, however, necessary to have accurate and evidence-based information regarding the reasons that make the pharmacists emigrate to the private sector.


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