Profile

Ian  Couper

Ian Couper

qualifications: iancouper

South Africa

Professor Ian Couper is Director of the Ukwanda Centre for Rural Health and Professor of Rural Health at Stellenbosch University, South Africa. A trained family physician, he spent nine years practising in a remote rural hospital in northern KwaZuluNatal province, and then 16 years working in primary care and health service development in rural North West province. He held the first chair of rural health at the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits). He has chaired both the Rural Doctors Association of Southern Africa (RuDASA) and the Wonca Working Party on Rural Practice (WONCA Rural).


Articles contributed to by this person


Editorial 3 December 2014

A new ally for the promotion of better rural health in Latin America


Editorial 14 August 2008

The future, our rural populations and climate change - a special issue of Rural and Remote Health


Editorial 11 September 2006

Health and information in Africa: the role of the journal Rural and Remote Health


Editorial 22 April 2002

The ethics of international recruitment


Editorial 6 March 2002

Working abroad


Original Research 18 December 2017

What are they thinking? Facilitating clinical reasoning through longitudinal patient exposure in rural practice


Original Research 17 March 2011

Rural longitudinal integrated clerkships: lessons from two programs on different continents


Original Research 30 October 2006

Suicide and attempted suicide: the Rehoboth experience


Original Research 6 September 2006

What interventions do South African qualified doctors think will retain them in rural hospitals of the Limpopo province of South Africa?


Original Research 6 October 2005

Management of district hospitals - exploring success


Review Article 6 March 2018

Transformation of medical education through Decentralised Training Platforms: a scoping review


Review Article 12 June 2009

A critical review of interventions to redress the inequitable distribution of healthcare professionals to rural and remote areas


Project Report 16 August 2014

Addressing the shortage of health professionals in South Africa through the development of a new cadre of health worker: the creation of Clinical Associates


Project Report 24 October 2005

The Neonatal Resuscitation Training Project in Rural South Africa


Conference Report 8 July 2013

Transforming rural health systems through clinical academic leadership: lessons from South Africa


Conference Report 29 September 2005

The most rural conference?


Conference Report 21 May 2004

Reframing the HIV/AIDS debate in developing countries I: setting the scene


Personal View 15 April 2004

Seeking quality: some experiences in South Africa


Personal View 24 July 2003

Rural health focus: organising CPD for rural hospitals


Personal View 17 July 2003

Rural hospital focus: defining rural


Personal View 4 July 2003

Rural hospital focus: students


Personal View 17 June 2003

Rural hospital focus: accommodation


Personal View 10 June 2003

Recruiting foreign doctors to South Africa: difficulties and dilemmas


Personal View 20 May 2003

Rural hospital focus: No transport, no primary health care


Personal View 7 May 2003

Rural hospital focus: staffing


Rural Health History 28 July 2015

Rural health activism over two decades: the Wonca Working Party on Rural Practice 1992-2012

Register Now

is an international academic journal serving rural and remote communities.

About our regions
News & Events

Rural Medicine and Longitudinal Integrated Clerkships
read more

Video Summary | Enhancing health professional education in the Western Pacific
article
read more

Meet Amanda Barnard – Australasia Regional Editor
web link

WONCA Asia Pacific region conference 2019
web link

WONCA Europe region conference 2019
web link

The 27th Annual Rural and Remote Medicine Course
web link

15th National Rural Health Conference
web link

Rural Medicine Australia 2018 (RMA18)
web link

5th National Indigenous Drug & Alcohol Conference
web link

Transition to Remote Area Nursing (TRAN) Short Course
web link

Cross Cultural Health Care Conference
web link

Framing Indigenous Health Course
web link

24th Wonca Europe Conference 2019
web link

8th EURIPA Rural Health Forum
web link

10th Australian Rural & Remote Mental Health Symposium
web link

2019 Lowitja Institute International Indigenous Health and Wellbeing Conference
web link

SRPC 2019 – Rural and Remote 2019: Coastal Connections
web link

III Jornada semFYC de Medicina rural
web link

Connect with us