News and Reports from Southern Sudan - February 2009


News item: Sudanese physicians' reintegration programme

On May 17, 2008, in Juba, 11 Sudanese-Canadian physicians were recognised for completing medical training and returning to Southern Sudan to practice. Few internationally educated physicians are prepared to return to a homeland as challenging as Southern Sudan; yet this group has done just that, against the globally entrenched flow of physicians migrating from developing to developed countries. For South Sudan's population of more than 10 million people, the return of these doctors is a long-awaited fruit from seeds of hope planted 22 years ago in Cuba.

From The Lancet, Volume 372, Issue 9641, Pages 788 - 789, 6 September 2008