New community health platform brings primary health care to millions

The Department of Family Medicine at the University of Pretoria has created a community-orientated primary care (COPC) model for today's South Africa. 'COPC is a geographically-based, collaborative approach to health that begins with individuals and families in their homes,' explains research lead, Professor Jannie Hugo.

Prof Jannie Hugo and Prof Tessa Marcus

October 6, 2016


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