Group Occupational Health Service in a Developing CountryBr Med J 1970; 4 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.4.5734.548 (Published 28 November 1970) Cite this as: Br Med J 1970;4:548
- H. de Glanville
In 1967 an experimental group occupational health service was set up in Dar es Salaam to provide direct service to industrial firms. Larger companies were visited by a doctor, smaller firms in rotation by auxiliaries. After three years 65 companies had joined with over 15,000 employees, and workers were attending the group dispensaries at a rate of over 250,000 visits a year. Such an approach through direct service to the working community appears to be more appropriate to a developing country than a purely advisory central occupational health unit.