The Dutch Committee for the support of
Family Medicine Training in LMICs
The Support Group helps in boosting Family Medicine Training programs in LMICs. It collaborates with the Peter Manschot Fonds (PMF).
The Support Group is a network of GPs, who were formerly tropical doctors. They hope to contribute by partnering with the South.
The start was in 2001 in Eldoret Kenya in Moi University, but they have since been active Rwanda, Malawi, Oeganda and Ethiopia. We also hope to support Indonesia in the FM-training. Operating within Primafamed we try to link Dutch FM-trainers to counterparts in Africa.
The support Committee members:
Steven van de Vijver PhD, Family Practitioner, writer
Chairman of the Support group for FM in LMICs,
FP in Practice in OLVG hospital Amsterdam; Senior Advisor at Amsterdam Health & Technology Institute (www.ahti.nl)
secretary of the Support Committee for FM in LICs
Rotary representative, former Hospital Director Atrium Medisch Centrum Heerlen. See also http://www.rotarydoctorsnederland.nl/
Prof. GeertJan Dinant
Prof of FM in University of Maastricht
Teaching in health care research and coach for PhDs in LICS.
FP-trainer, advisor, Chairman of SANO
FP-trainer Utrecht, in Eldoret from 10-2005 till 4-2006
Trainer specialised in Palliative care.
Chairman of the PM-fund.
Prof. Mieke Visser
GP & FM-trainer, working in Rwanda, Rinkwavu
Geraldine van Kasteren
advisor to the support committee
Joop Raams, FP in Amersfoort
Chairman of the NVTG (Dutch Society of Tropical Medicine & IH)
Consultant at KIT (Royal. Inst. for Tropical Medicine 7 IH.)
Klaartje Olde Loohuis, AIGT and FP
Now working in Ivory Coast
Hans Bakker FP
Supporting the FM-training in Eldoret Kenya
& The community Health Workers Training
Marianne Bakker, FP in Amsterdam
FM-Trainer in AMC
Trainer in Eldoret, FM-training program.