|Richard Ssenyonga, Emmanuel Seremba|
|Family Medicine, 2007|
"Sub-Saharan Africa is probably the region with the worst health indices in the region. Although
health problems in this region are largely preventable through a good primary health care system,
efforts to implement such a system have not been so successful and neither have reforms suggested
by the World Bank. However, there are new efforts to improve delivery of health care by introducing
family medicine in the region through decentralized health care systems. Uganda is at the forefront
of these efforts, and ways to integrate family physicians into the health system are still being debated.
This paper reviews the potential role of family medicine/general practice in the health care systems
of sub-Saharan Africa and in Uganda in particular and offers suggestions based on successes made
in other countries"