Statement of consensus on family medicine in Africa

dc.contributor.authorMash, Robert
dc.contributor.authorReid, Steve
dc.contributor.otherAfrican Regional WONCA Conference (2nd. : 2009 : Rustenburg, South Africa)
dc.identifier.citationMash, R. and Reid, S. 2010. Statement of consensus on family medicine in Africa. African Journal of Primary Health Care and Family Medicine, 2(1) doi: 10.4102/phcfm.v2i1.151.en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn2071-2928 (print)
dc.identifier.other2071-2936 (online)
dc.descriptionThe original publication is available at
dc.description.abstractFamily Medicine is an emerging speciality in sub-Saharan Africa and yet potential interest in the contribution of Family Medicine to health, primary care and district health services is limited by the lack of a regional definition. Governments, health departments and academic institutions would benefit from a clearer understanding of Family Medicine in an African context. The 2nd African Regional WONCA (World Organisation of Family Doctors) Conference, held in Rustenberg, South Africa in October 2009, engaged participants from sub-Saharan Africa in the development of a consensus statement on Family Medicine. The consensus statement agreed to by the conference defined the contribution of Family Medicine to equity, quality and primary health care within an African context, as well as the role and training requirements of the family physician. Particular attention was given to the contribution of women in Family Medicine.en_ZA
dc.format.extent4 p.
dc.publisherAOSIS OpenJournalsen_ZA
dc.subjectFamily medicine -- Africaen_ZA
dc.subjectWorld Organisation of Family Doctorsen_ZA
dc.titleStatement of consensus on family medicine in Africaen_ZA
dc.typeConference Paperen_ZA
dc.description.versionPublishers' Versionen_ZA
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