Non-physician clinicians in rural Africa: lessons from the Medical Licentiate programme in Zambia

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BACKGROUND Most sub-Saharan African countries struggle to make safe surgery accessible to rural populations due to a shortage of qualified surgeons and the unlikelihood of retaining them in district hospitals. In 2002, Zambia introduced a new cadre of non-physician clinicians (NPCs), medical licentiates (MLs), trained initially to the level of a higher… (More)
DOI: 10.1186/s12960-017-0233-0

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@inproceedings{Gajewski2017NonphysicianCI, title={Non-physician clinicians in rural Africa: lessons from the Medical Licentiate programme in Zambia}, author={Jakub Gajewski and Carol Mweemba and Mweene Cheelo and T Mccauley and John Kachimba and Eric Borgstein and Leon Bijlmakers and Ruair{\'i} Brugha}, booktitle={Human resources for health}, year={2017} }