Violence Against Health Workers Amidst Brain Drain in Nigeria: An Issue of Concern

Document Type : Letter to Editor


Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Ilorin, Ilorin, Nigeria


 Dear Editor,


The Nigerian Medical Association made a press release on January 2, 2023 on the murder of a physician at his workplace.1 Workplace violence and harassment are work-related physical, verbal, sexual, and psychological abuse, threat, harassment and assault of persons at work or on duty.2,3 In many countries in the world, scenarios of health workers violence has been documented. The World Health Organization (WHO) records that 52% of health workers have experienced a form of workplace violence, with verbal abuse being the most prevalent of non-physical violence.3 ... (Read more...)

  • Receive Date: 24 February 2023
  • Revise Date: 26 October 2023
  • Accept Date: 22 January 2024
  • First Publish Date: 23 January 2024