Stop brain drain in Africa : VP Chiwenga

Online Desk |  7 months ago | top

Vice President who is also the Health and Child Care Minister, Dr Constantino Chiwenga has rallied the continent to devise mechanisms to draw support from the international community in the wake of massive exodus of health professionals for greener pastures in developed countries.

Responding to questions from conveners of an ongoing Africa Health Conference in Cairo, Egypt this Sunday on the priorities for the sector, Dr Chiwenga said countries like Zimbabwe are using scarce resources to train health experts, but losing them for free to those offering better welfare services.

Meanwhile, speaking at the same event Egyptian President Abdul Fattah Al-sisi promised to provide 30 million doses of coronavirus vaccine to African countries in coordination with the African Union.

President Sisi said that although Egypt had limited resources like other African countries it is ready to cooperate with them all.

The Conference which opened yesterday and ends tomorrow, provides a platform for continental health stakeholders to share notes on improving medical services in Africa.

Around 400 health officials along with medical companies working in more than 100 countries, are attending the event.