Family Medicine, 2008
"In this editorial, the author reviews the uniqueness of African family medicine. The northern model (from North America and Europe) assumes a personal one-to-one relationship of doctor and patient with one doctor taking care of 1,000 to 2,000 patients. However, in Africa there are doctor-to-population rates of 1:10,000 and much worse, with few specialists or other resources, and the few doctors that are there are swamped with surgical and obstetrical emergencies. The primary health care team becomes the cornerstone of care in Africa."