Names and roles for the generalist doctor in Africa

Reid, Steve ; Mash, Bob ; Thigiti, Joseph ; Nkombua, Lushiku ; Bossyns, Paul ; Downing, Ray ; Heyrman, Jan (2010)

CITATION: Reid, S., et al. 2010. Names and roles for the generalist doctor in Africa. African Journal of Primary Health Care & Family Medicine, 2(1): 1-5, doi: 10.4102/phcfm.v2i1.242.

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The following dialogue between six family physicians was used as one of several discussion papers at the Regional Africa WONCA Conference in 2009 and was designed to stimulate debate and dialogue on the nature of Family Medicine in Sub-Saharan Africa. This is an edited version of an actual email exchange between March and June 2009, edited by the conference convenor, and reproduced with the kind permission of the authors.

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