The healthcare methods of most African nations are facing a extreme scarcity of expert health professionals, lots of whom determine to relocate to affluent Western nations in quest of higher job opportunities (Padarath, et al. 2003). While economic motives characterize the principle causes these professionals move, less clear is the position of historic processes of migration which proceed to affect the ability of Africa to supply its citizens with adequate healthcare. Nowhere are these historic flows of migration extra evident than in former British colonies, places in which historic linkages with Britain, particularly imperialism and colonialism, proceed to have an effect on African resources. Through the re-examination of secondary sources and the appliance of a historic perspective to current traits in healthcare outflows from Africa to Britain, this paper examines the continued role imperialism and colonialism plays in the inner affairs of many African countries, particularly their healthcare programs.
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