The ‘Peter Manschot’ fund has an ANBI-status. Info in Dutch: Go to ANBI
Click here for the financial report of 2015. Older year reports: see below.
Click here for more info in English on the FM-training in LICs
FRIENDS OF THE “PETER MANSCHOT FUND”
You become a friend by paying only € 25,-. Once a year you get an update (do not forget to add your email) on the progress of the FM-training. Membership is also a token of appreciation for those who donated the money collected on special occasions to the fund.
Your gift is welcome at: NL90ABNA0493776664, Hoevelaken.
KvK: 17193010, Address: Grasmaat 49 3871 PJ Hoevelaken
The ‘Peter Manschot’ fund was named after the first Dutch trainer of the FM-training in Eldoret. Peter Manschot died a few months after teaching the first group of FPs in Moi-University. His wife Leny Manschot is treasurer of the fund. In 2011 we also lost Dr. Arnout Chavannes, former teacher in Eldoret & member of the PM-fund. He contributed enormously to the training.
The PM-fund accepts gifts and assigned money donated to promote Family Medicine training programs in low resource countries. The focus is on capacity building i.e. supporting students, help with staff/ faculty for the training, help with organising training courses and stimulating research. The training requires a continuous input of money for the students to live, for the trainers to be paid and for materials, transport and overhead/ ICT. Since Kenya is not a preferred donor country and is not receiving money anymore from the Dutch Government it is difficult to assure a healthy funding of the training. The success of the training depends on gifts and the voluntary input of many people, who go out to teach and coach only on travel and living expenses.
Since 2005 > 30 Family Practitioners (FPs) graduated and the FM-training has started in 5 universities in Kenya. All these FPs work in rural district & sub-district hospitals or health centres; none of them has left the country. Many FPs from Moi University now work as faculty in the staff of other FM-training deps. The FPs started their own college and association and are in close contact using Whatsapp.
CME and research have taken off and FPs are in high demand for senior positions in the counties.
A documentary film was made for Youtube (3′) from the full version (30′)
The PM-fund also contributed to the FM-training in Ruanda (undergraduate program) and in Uganda (training of HoD, Makarere FM-training program) and Indonesia (Train the Trainers)
We collaborate also with FM-training deps. in SA and Malawi.
The board consists of the people below:
In oktober 2016 Prof. H. Crebolder left the fund. He had a enormous contribution since the beginning and was very involved personally and that will continue. Also Leny, Peter’s wife will leave as treasurer. Treasurer is a tedious job and we thank her for her commitment and thoroughness..
Harry will be succeeded by Prof. Roger Damoiseaux. Head of Dep. of FM of the UMCU (Utrecht) and Leny by her daughter Freke, consultant at PWC.