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It didn’t take him long to make what could be a life-changing decision. He flew to Berlin to obtain what was equivalent to a medical degree in the hope of pursuing a career overseas.
“I never imagined that I would leave my home and my family. I’m here [in Berlin] starting from scratch,” Shaker tells The Africa Report.
“Things in Egypt are not going well so I had to take risks and bear the pressure of moving abroad.”
Young doctors interviewed by The Africa Report paint a gloomy picture of the conditions under which they operate. The situation has left the country grappling with medical brain drain that has substantially grown in recent years.
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