Primary Care for the Developing World
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We are involved in primary health care R&D in Africa, India and China
Our aim is to support the provision of high quality primary health care in countries with limited economic resources, undertaking research and policy development in collaboration with academic institutions, NGOs and government agencies.
Effective primary health care is particularly important in resource-poor countries. Effective delivery of vaccinations, maternal care and treatment of common diseases (such as malaria) is essential for the achievement of Millennium Development Goals. Effective diagnostic triage and delivery of chronic care is essential for the provision of universal health care at affordable cost.
We work with academic institutions, NGOs and government agencies in developing countries to support the delivery of high quality primary care through policy development and research. We exploit the expertise of other research groups in the Department (e.g. MaDOx, HEXI, CEBM) to undertake this work.
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13 December 2019
On average, countries implemented just under half of the 18 non-communicable disease (NCD) policies recommended by WHO in 2017, and implementation is slowly improving over time.
Opportunities to train in Oxford or abroad
Our Centre for Evidence Based Medicine (CEBM) offers a range of short residential courses; a limited number of reduced-fee places are available to participants from low and middle-income countries.
In collaboration with the Department of Continuing Education, we also offer training modules in research methods leading to a Diploma or MSc in Evidence Based Health Care (depending on the number of modules taken). Most modules consist of a week residential course supplemented by distance learning.
Each year we accept a small number of candidates who have won international fellowships (such as Rhodes).
We work in partnership with academic institutions in other countries. This provides an opportunity for our clinical and non-clinical staff to spend short periods abroad. However, UK regulations for specialist clinical training mean that it is usually necessary for clinicians to undertake such placements “out-of-programme” or after specialist accreditation.