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South African Public Health Medicine Association

SAPHMA

South African Public Health Medicine Association

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The Association requires your active support to make Public health medicine as a sought after speciality in Southern Africa

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Welcome to SAPHMA

Dedicated Medical Practitioners

South African Public Health Medicine Association is a national organisation of Public Health Medicine specialists in Southern Africa. It is an affiliate of the South African Medical Association, an association incorporated under Section 21 of the Companies Act, 1973, registered No 05/00136/08.

It aims to represent Public Health Medicine specialists in international, national and local institutions.

The Association requires your active support to make Public health medicine as a sought after speciality in Southern Africa. Therefore please join the Society and send an e-mail in support of this effort.

Who we are

Like in many countries, speciality of Public health medicine (or preventive medicine or community health) had originated since the last century when the first Medical Officers of Health were appointed.

The currently the Public health physicians were recognized as one of scarce skills in South Africa (Source: Top100 occupation in demand List, Department of Higher Education and Training). According to Organizing Framework for Occupations, Public health Physicians (or Public health medicine specialists) (OFO code 221103) are expected to be responsible for preventative health care programs in hospitals, clinics, or other facilities. (Source: Department of Higher Education and Training, 2012).

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