MALAWI

Do you like to help in training of FPs? See: volunteering as FP in Malawi).

The Department of FM invites tropical doctors / FPs to help as staff. Click here for more info on work or contact the present HoD John Parks.
Mail for newsletters on FM in Malawi to hodfamilymedicine@medcol.mw.

The FM-department started a crowd funding campaign for the FM-training.
WONCA has a report on their achievements.

Docu on FM-training in Malawi

This documentary is prepared by the Department of Family Medicine at the College of Medicine which is a constituent College of the University of Malawi. In this documentary we share about Family Medicine and how it improves provision of primary care taking into consideration that over 80% of Malawi’s population lives in the rural areas. Watch here

Who is active in the FM-training in Malawi

Barbara Swarthout – Ten Kate, together with Miriam van Goor (AIGT) teach in The Department of Family Medicine of the College of Medicine in Blantyre, Malawi together with John Parks, who is  HoD and Prosper Lutale, who is Deputee HoD. The department has started training undergraduate medical students in 2011.
Tweega Medica has placed 3 AIGTs in FM-training hospitals.
In Mulanje Mission Hospital Arie Glas arieglas@gmail.com & Lisanne Glas lisanneglasvandijk@gmail.com and in Mangochi Bente van der Meijden bente.van.der.meijden@gmail.com & Lennart Blom

Four groups of 25 medical students (4th year) do a 6-week rotation through the department: 1 week lectures, 4 weeks district hospital and 1 week reflection / exams. This rotation is evaluated as one of the best in the entire curriculum.
The aim is to have 2 Family Physicians in each of the 28 district hospitals of the country. Dioraphte (Henk van Stokkom) supports the FM-training.
Read the Medicus Tropicus special edition of the Dutch contribution.