oa South African Family Practice - Family medicine for Africa : editorial

Volume 51, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 2078-6190
  • E-ISSN: 2078-6204



Readers of South African Family Practice (SAFP) have been treated to the fascinating story of the development of family medicine in South Africa over the years, culminating in the establishment of a formal medical specialty in South Africa in 2007. The following year (2008) was almost a climactic busy year for the discipline : the various specialty training programmes started in 2008; a groundbreaking set of core skills for family physicians in the South African context was published in this journal; a very successful National Family Practitioners conference was held in August 2008, culminating in the passionate Rustenburg Resolution calling on the broad South African society to redress the inequalities in health in South Africa.

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