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Why are Ghana’s nurses emigrating in droves?

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Africa’s Medical Brain Drain

By Jonas Nyabor

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Posted on May 5, 2023 08:40

UK, Ireland, Australia, and Canada are calling and Ghanaian nurses are answering loudly. Offering better working conditions, flexible work schedules and better pay, these countries have become hotspots for the wave of Ghanaian health workers emigrating daily.

This is part 5 of a 6-part series

Tina Agyapong worked as a mental health nurse in Ghana’s Eastern Region for more than six years before she relocated to Ireland early this year.

She had one semester left of her self-financed degree programme at the University of Cape Coast when she received excellent IELTS results qualifying her for nursing jobs in Ireland.

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