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Associate Medical Officers in Sri Lanka

Project Overview

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.

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

Project Collaborators

  • University of Ruhuna

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