Published on: 23 July 2020

The role of family physicians in emergency and essential surgical care in the district health system in South Africa

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Five Billion people lack access to safe surgical care worldwide and the greatest burden of unmet surgical need lies in low- and middle-income countries. Improved access to timely, safe and affordable surgical care for all is a global health priority. National surgical planning has been declared an imperative in South Africa, although little priority has been given to this by government policymakers.

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