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22/05/2017
Anaesthetic Clinical Officers in Zambia

Anaesthesia provision in Zambia is at crisis point – the Ministry of Health estimates that the country is over 200 anaesthetists short of the number required to provide adequate provision for safe surgery to its population, and less than half of its hospitals currently employ trained anaesthesia providers. The Brighton - Lusaka Link is committed to improving both the quality and capacity of the initial training programme and providing continuing professional education opportunities for Anaesthetic Clinical Officers in Zambia. These clinical officers deliver the vast majority of anaesthetics countrywide, but have not had access to the duration or quality of educational opportunities offered to their few Physician Anaesthetists via the UK-led MMed Anaesthesia programme.

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