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Mariella Furrer
Nurse Shortage Malawi

An exodus of nurses from Malawi to Europe or to NGOs is causing a serious strain on the public health sector. The nursing staffs of public health systems across the poor countries of Africa — grossly insufficient to begin with — are being battered by numerous factors that include attrition and AIDS. But none are creating greater anxiety in Africa than the growing flight of nurses discouraged by low pay and grueling conditions. May 2004

Mariella Furrer
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