Family Medicine’s Role in Health Care Systems in Sub-Saharan Africa: Uganda as an Example

International Journal

Vol. 39, No. 9 Oct 01, 2007

“…there are new efforts to improve delivery of health care by introducing family medicine in the region through decentralized health care systems. Uganda is at the forefront of these efforts and ways to integrate family physicians into the health system are still being debated. This paper reviews the potential role of family medicine/general practice in the health care systems of sub-Saharan Africa and in Uganda in particular and offers suggestions based on successes made in other countries.”

Emmanuel Seremba
Richard Ssenyonga

Eastern Africa



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