About Us

The Africa Network for Associate Clinicians (ANAC) was formed in 2010 in Lusaka, Zambia.

ANAC is a unique regional community that brings together the powerful voices of associate clinicians. We are a global example of what can and must be done to support those who are saving lives — ensuring that all people everywhere have access to quality care provided by skilled professionals. Associate clinicians are known by a number of country — and region-specific names (e.g., clinical officers, health officers, medical assistants, medical licentiates, técnicos de medicina and cirugia). Collectively, they are called associate clinicians and now speak with one voice.

Founded by members from associate clinician training programs in Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania and Zambia, ANAC is comprised of associate clinicians, educators, advocacy organisations and other stakeholders. Join us.

Read more about the Africa Network for Associate Clinicians and our work.