Developing a new mid-level health worker

Lessons from South Africa’s experience with clinical associates. Clinical associates can contribute to the quality of district hospital care and address human resource shortages. However, a number of significant challenges lie ahead. To sustain and expand on early achievements, clinical associates must be produced in greater numbers and t ...

PACASA – Advocating for Clinical Associates and quality health care

As a profession, Clinical Associates were implemented within the South African health system in 2008. They are a new group of health care workers who will have the necessary knowledge and skills to be able to work in a hospital environment assisting the doctor and other health care staff in doing procedures and in assessing patients, mainly in ...