oa South African Family Practice - The promise of an intra-African family medicine network : connecting Southern and East Africa : editorial



Extracted from text ... Editorial Editorial The past few decades have been characterized by "a mixed picture of unprecedented human progress and unspeakable human misery."1 Much of the world's population has enjoyed improved health and living conditions in recent years, yet an immense burden of disease persists, especially in low-income countries. In an era of scarce resources and many competing health priorities, the efficient organization of available resources is critical to equitable, costeffective and relevant health care, particularly for the poor. Mounting evidence indicates that primary health care teams anchored by generalist physicians are well equipped to deal with frequently occurring illnesses in ..


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