This is a recent paper on FM in Kenya. It also shows the impact of what has been achieved. 3 WHIG-members are coauthors.
Family physicians have different ideas of how FM should look like ideally, but all agree that family physicians should be team leaders of a primary healthcare team, taking care of a defined population. 64% of the participants work in rural areas and 77% perceive their current work as FM. Read the paper
The achievement of Universal Health Coverage requires strengthening Primary Health Care: the “30by2030”-campaign!
The phrase: ‘Primary healthcare (PHC) is a cornerstone of universal health coverage (UHC)’ (1) has become a ‘mantra’ in WHO documents. PHC has been conceptualized in the Alma-Ata Declaration, described in the World Health Report of 2008 as ‘Primary health care: now more than ever!’ and repeated in the 2018 Declaration ‘From Alma-Ata towards universal health coverage and the Sustainable Development Goals’. This paves the way for all governments to develop quality primary health care.
We call for major international donors to assign a part of their vertical (disease-oriented) categorical budgets, increasing to 30% by 2030, to strengthening horizontal Primary Health Care systems so that all diseases can be prevented and people treated in a comprehensive way. This puts into practice the WHA Resolution 62.12, urging member states “to encourage that vertical programs, including disease-specific programs, are developed, integrated and implemented in the context of integrated Primary Health Care”
“Mapping” family medicine around the world. is an initiative of Neil Arya, a Canadian FP, who is keen to host a website with an actual overview of FM in each country. If you go to the map of SSA you get detailed info on the FM progress. He will be in The Netherlands soon. See his website
Twee derdejaars aios FM – Florence Mbathia en Nelson Nyamu – deden in Feb 2019 hun 6 weken COPC stage in Mariakani in Kilifi district. Ze schreven een prachtig rapport over hun verbeterplan rond het EB management van URTI’s. Simone Jaarsma en Pieter van den Hombergh waren begeleiders. Lees hun rapportage om te weten hoe dat feitelijk was. Erg leuk dus en nuttig. Fleur de Meijer Dep. HoD van Aga Khan University FM-department was ‘host’ en de laatste week was gevuld met onderwijs over organisatie , palliatieve zog en communicatie. Zie foto
De KAFP hield een conferentie in Eldoret en koos opnieuw Thigithi tot voorzitter. Alle voordrachten stonden in het teken van COPC. De helft van alle FPs in Kenya zie je hier (> 40)