Zimbabwe pleads for help amid mass departure of nurses in Britain

Attracted by better working conditions and decent wages, Zimbabwean health workers are leaving their home country for the United Kingdom. To compensate for this brain drain, Harare requested the government for financial compensationhim-her-it,

Zimbabwe has sought help from the United Nations in hopes of receiving financial compensation after the mass departure of its nurses to the United Kingdom, which is actively recruiting overseas amid the pandemic, South African reports site news 24,

During a conference in Victoria Falls in late December, Vice President Constantino Chiwenga explained that while facing a brain drain in the health sector, the country would like to see reimbursement for the cost of training these professionals. ,It costs $70,000 to train a doctor [environ 62 000 euros] in Zimbabwe. Multiply that by the number of years a doctor studied.,, Justifies the Vice President.

A salary that goes from 140 euros to 3,000 euros

While many Zimbabwean nurses are already working in neighboring countries, due to UK policy a “Crowd”, To write news 24. a “Bargain”, Media continues for nurses earning an average of 140 to 170 euros per month in Zimbabwe, compared to £25,000 (about 3,000 euros) in the United Kingdom.

“This is a huge step for me”, a nurse interviewed news 24 She is set to leave for the United Kingdom after a four-year contract in Namibia. “Namibia suited me for its stability, but to make money you have to move to the UK”, explains Selina Moyo.

“Nurses say they would risk their lives to earn more money than continue working from home without safety equipment”, Has sustained news 24. Faced with growing needs for health services around the world, South African media fear that in the long term “Only economically stable countries are able to retain nurses, leaving Africa, from where many professionals come, at a disadvantage”,

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News24 has been in existence since 1998. It is one of the most visited South African news sites in South Africa.


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