The government medical service in Malawi: an administrative history, 1891-1974.

  title={The government medical service in Malawi: an administrative history, 1891-1974.},
  author={Colin Arthur Baker},
  journal={Medical History},
  pages={296 - 311}
  • C. Baker
  • Published 1 July 1976
  • Political Science, Economics
  • Medical History
MANY departments of government in present-day Africa are the outcome of developments which reach back well into pre-independence times. In Malawi the development of the Ministry of Health can be traced to the very beginning of colonial rule, and as a distinct functional unit of central government it is almost as old as the Government itself. It is the purpose of this article to trace this development from the founding of the Protectorate in 1891 to the present day, by examining the changes in… 

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Drawing on my own work on colonial Malaya, developments in public health and their links to the moral logic of colonialism and its complementarity to the political economy are illustrated.

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Third Meeting

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Annual list of registered medical practitioners

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  • 1965

Seventy-sixth Session, Tenth Meeting

  • 68Legislative Council Proceedings
  • 1963

Seventy-sixth Session

  • 3Proceedings ofParliament, Fourth Session, Third Meeting
  • 1963

note 56 above

  • 268. 106 Ibid., p. 268. 107 African ConferenceConference Papers) and No. 1176 (Minutes of Conference Sessions). 0 1 * Ibid., No. 1175, p. 50. 109 Ibid
  • 1948

First Session, First Meeting

  • *' National Assembly Proceedings Third Meeting
  • 1964

Nyasaland Government Staff Lists

    The Registration of Medical Practitioners Ordinance

    • 1906

    Seventy-second Session

    • Legislative Council Proceedings
    • 1958

    Seventy-third Session, Second Meeting

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    • 1953