Elsie Kiguli-Malwadde, Jan de Maeseneer and Catherine Kansiime on the growth of a speciality that is beginning to flourish, despite obstacles in its path.
Sub-Saharan Africa has some of the world’s poorest communities and very high death rates from preventable infectious diseases compared with the developed world. The shortage of primary care physicians in rural areas and in suburban townships, especially family physicians, has been a serious problem for decades, with major implications in access to healthcare for a substantial proportion of the population. This shortage is due to many factors including medical education, practice conditions, health system, regulatory, community, personal, family, and financial considerations…
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