Chiawelo Community Practice is an experiment in developing community-oriented primary care (COPC) more strongly in South Africa, as a model for GP-led teams contracted to the National Health Insurance. It is part of Chiawelo Community Health Centre in Soweto, and part of the public health service in South Africa. It functions as part of the Wits University teaching and research platform. It is led by a family physician (Prof. Shabir Moosa).
The team includes a family medicine registrar (rotating 1st years), a clinical associate (Ms. Shivani Pillay), an enrolled nurse as team leader (Mrs Yvonne Katane) and 21 CHWs.. They are caring for 15 000+ residents from the community of Ward 11 in strong teamwork and improving quality of care. Local stakeholders are engaged strongly, supporting a growing health promotion programme.
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