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Africans Need Doctors, But They Need Health Even More

Mozambique's Minister of Health Dr. Paulo Ivo Garrido is worried about the shortage of doctors in his country. He recently declared that "The main problem in the Ministry of Health is the shortage of [medical] staff. We need specialized doctors, not just general practitioners." He has a plan to encourage the migration of 8,000 doctors from other African countries into Mozambique over the next decade.