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Africa trains non-doctors to fill the workforce gap

BMJ 2007; 334 doi: (Published 21 June 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;334:1296

Most countries in sub-Saharan Africa have a chronic and serious shortage of doctors. Many are responding by training secondary school leavers and nurses to do a wide range of clinical activities, including diagnosing, prescribing, and in some cases carrying out …

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