Describing the Brain Drain

Afro Health Initiative
5 min readSep 27, 2020

By Tumi Sotire, a Health Economist, 23rd September 2020

What is the brain drain?

Brain drain is defined as the “migration of nation’s most talented and educated workforce who aspire to attain a better standard of living and quality of life, higher salaries, access to advanced technology and more stable political conditions in different places worldwide compared to the countries they are migrating from” (1) . A significant proportion of Africa’s most talented workforce are not actually working on the continent. Across the population of the African continent…

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