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Doctors as street-level bureaucrats in a rural hospital in South Africa

Bernhard  Gaede

Bernhard Gaede

qualifications: PhD

contribution: original concept

position: Director

South Africa

Bernhard Gaede is currently the Head of Department in Family Medicine at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa. He previously was the director of the Centre for Rural Health at the same University. He trained as a family physician and worked for more than a decade in rural settings in South Africa with a wide scope of clinical and organizational experience including HIV medicine, primary health care and the expanded scope of practice in rural district level services. Areas of interest and research have included health care system, community-level care (including home-based care and traditional healers), human rights and medical anthropology. Recent interests include the development of a rural health as an academic discipline and establishment of a rural teaching platform for health professional education. Over the past decade he has also been actively involved in the Rural Doctors Association of Southern Africa, the Rural Health Advocacy Project.


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