We Need More Doctors

We Need More Doctors

I am a concerned Namibian student at the University of Namibia.

I am doing pre-med and in two years’ time I will be going to study medicine in South Africa. My concern is about the lack of financial assistance given to Namibian medical students.If we look at the newspapers, the bursaries that are always granted are for engineering, commerce and other fields.This is very strange, as Namibia has very few doctors and the president is always saying that “we need more doctors” but nothing is being done to support the students who would like to become doctors.The big companies as well, like NamPower, Namdeb, Telecom and others, are not showing any interest in the area of medicine.Namibia will not stop needing foreign doctors until this situation is changed.Concerned Unam studentMy concern is about the lack of financial assistance given to Namibian medical students.If we look at the newspapers, the bursaries that are always granted are for engineering, commerce and other fields.This is very strange, as Namibia has very few doctors and the president is always saying that “we need more doctors” but nothing is being done to support the students who would like to become doctors.The big companies as well, like NamPower, Namdeb, Telecom and others, are not showing any interest in the area of medicine.Namibia will not stop needing foreign doctors until this situation is changed.Concerned Unam student

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