Malawi has a pyramidal health care structure, featuring at its broad base health centres and outreach stations in villages and rural areas; at the middle the district hospitals which receive cases from the villages and outreach health stations, and at its narrow apex the few central hospitals one of which is located in each of the three regions as a referral centre, Primary health care is practised at the health centres mostly by paramedical workers.
The district hospitals are manned by general duty doctors and the central hospitals by specialists.
Medical auxiliaries (clinical officers and medical assistants) play a vital role in the surgical and anaesthetic services of Malawi.
Mots-clés Pascal : Soin santé primaire, Malawi, Système santé, Personnel sanitaire, Médecin, Politique sanitaire, Chirurgie, Chirurgien, Enseignement, Afrique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Primary health care, Malawi, Health system, Health staff, Physician, Health policy, Surgery, Surgeon, Teaching, Africa
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Code Inist : 002B30A01B. Création : 199406.