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Associate Medical Officers in Sri Lanka

Project Objectives

Associate medical officers are physician assistant equivalents with a long and rich history in Sri Lanka. They are now being phased out in spite of a strong need for primary care practitioners in Sri Lanka. This study investigates their history and the attitudes and perspectives of the AMOs themselves and physicians in Sri Lanka.

Project Policy Impact Description

Points towards a re-evaluation of their role in the Sri Lankan health care system


Department & School

Community and Family Medicine
School of Medicine



  • Duke Global Health Institute


  • University of Ruhuna

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