Primary Medical Care in Seychelles

F. M. Sullivan, C. Shamlaye

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Abstract

This paper describes some of the current health problems faced by a tropical country whose standard of living and lifestyle is approaching that of many countries in Western Europe. Long-term health problems such as cardiovascular diseases and diabetes have become at least as important as infectious diseases. A change in approach to a more proactive style of primary care is needed to allow the contribution of community doctors to be effective. The system of primary care in the Republic of Seychelles is based on the UK model of general practice where recent improvements in education and organization are raising standards. How some of these improvements might be transferred elsewhere is discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)100-104
Number of pages5
JournalTropical Doctor
Volume22
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1992

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