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Table 1 African-educated IMGs in the US physician workforce by country of medical school

From: A comparison of physician emigration from Africa to the United States of America between 2005 and 2015

  2005 2015   
Number % of African-educated physicians Number % of African-educated physicians Change % Change
ALGERIA 86 0.80 107 0.79 21 +24.42
ANGOLA    1 0.01 1  
BENIN 1 0.01 4 0.03 3 +300.00
BURUNDI 2 0.02 3 0.02 1 +50.00
CAMEROON 34 0.32 72 0.53 38 +111.76
CONGO, DEM. REP. OF THE 7 0.07 12 0.09 5 +71.43
COTE D'IVOIRE 2 0.02 8 0.06 6 +300.00
EGYPT 4 223 39.53 4 791 35.27 568 +13.45
ETHIOPIA 355 3.32 666 4.90 311 +87.61
GABON    1 0.01 1  
GHANA 551 5.16 746 5.49 195 +35.39
GUINEA 2 0.02 2 0.01 0 0
KENYA 133 1.24 188 1.38 55 +41.35
LIBERIA 51 0.48 54 0.40 3 +5.88
LIBYA 96 0.90 331 2.44 235 +244.79
MADAGASCAR 3 0.03 2 0.01 −1 −33.33
MALAWI 3 0.03 4 0.03 1 +33.33
MALI 1 0.01 1 0.01 0 0
MAURITIUS    29 0.21 29  
MOROCCO 64 0.60 96 0.71 32 +50.00
NIGER 2 0.02 4 0.03 2 +100.00
NIGERIA 2 575 24.10 3 669 27.01 1 094 +42.49
RWANDA 3 0.03 5 0.04 2 +66.67
SENEGAL 24 0.22 163 1.20 139 +579.17
SEYCHELLES    16 0.12 16  
SIERRA LEONE 4 0.04 8 0.06 4 +100.00
SOMALIA 11 0.10 14 0.10 3 +27.27
SOUTH AFRICA 1 842 17.24 1 709 12.58 −133 −7.22
SUDAN 215 2.01 419 3.08 204 +94.88
TANZANIA 18 0.17 34 0.25 +16 +88.89
TOGO    3 0.02 +3  
TUNISIA 28 0.26 39 0.29 +11 +39.29
UGANDA 177 1.66 200 1.47 +23 +12.99
ZAMBIA 72 0.67 74 0.54 +2 +2.78
ZIMBABWE 99 0.93 109 0.80 +10 +10.10
Total sub-Saharana 6 136 57.43 8 150 60.00 2 014 +32.82
Total African (other than sub-Saharan) 4548 42.57 5 434 40.00 +886 +19.48
TOTAL 10,684   13,584   2 900 +27.14
  1. aNations in bold are considered sub-Saharan Africa