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Orthopaedic clinical officer program in Malawi: a model for providing orthopaedic care.

Abstract:

Malawi has a population of about 13 million people, 85% of whom live in rural areas. The gross national income per capita is US$620, with 42% of the people living on less than US$1 per day. The government per capita expenditure on health is US$5. Malawi has 266 doctors, of whom only nine are orthopaedic surgeons. To address the severe shortage of doctors, Malawi relies heavily on paramedical officers to provide the bulk of healthcare. Specialized orthopaedic clinical officers have been traine...

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Publisher copy:
10.1007/s11999-008-0366-5

Authors


Mkandawire, N More by this author
Ngulube, C More by this author
Journal:
Clinical orthopaedics and related research
Volume:
466
Issue:
10
Pages:
2385-2391
Publication date:
2008-10-05
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EISSN:
1528-1132
ISSN:
0009-921X
URN:
uuid:345e59af-a322-40b7-b427-2947d573304f
Source identifiers:
108558
Local pid:
pubs:108558

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