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Stemming the Brain Drain

Africa is suffering from a skills exodus. Reports estimate that one in three skilled professionals from Africa now live and work in the developed world (1). This loss of talent has serious ramifications not only for the continent’s economy but also for the growth of its innovative R&D pharmaceutical industry. Africa imports many of the drugs it consumes and has yet to cement itself as a center for R&D. With such heavy reliance on foreign products, how will the continent move toward a more independent future?

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Kelly Chibale

Founder and Director of the Drug Discovery & Development Center (H3D), The University of Cape Town, South Africa.

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