Dutch Support committee of FM-training

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

Adam Lagro
secretary of the Support Committee for FM in LICs
Rotary representative, former Hospital Director Atrium Medisch Centrum Heerlen. See also http://www.rotarydoctorsnederland.nl/

Pieter van den Hombergh, PhD, FP.
Vice chairman of the support Committee
Board member of WHIG.
SB member of the Medical Committee Netherlands Vietnam (MCNV)


Prof. GeertJan Dinant
Prof of FM in University of Maastricht
Teaching in health care research and coach for PhDs in LICS.

Wim Heres
FP-trainer, advisor, Chairman of SANO


Fons Mathot
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

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Geraldine Beaujean
Advisor to the support committee.
Managing director of SHE-collaborates


Joop Raams
FP in Amersfoort
Chairman of the NVTG (Dutch Society of Tropical Medicine & IH)


Maaike Flinkenflögel
Consultant at KIT (Royal. Inst. for Tropical Medicine 7 IH.)

Klaartje Olde Loohuis

Now working in Ivory Coast
PhD student

Hans Bakker
retired FP in Amsterdam
Supporting the FM-training in Eldoret Kenya
& The community Health Workers Training
in Naitiri


Marianne Bakker
FP in Amsterdam
FM-Trainer in AMC
Trainer in Eldoret, FM-training program.


Simone Jaarsma
FP in Kerkrade,
FP trainer Maastricht University

Marlieke Bouwmans

FP in the Eindhoven-Helmond region,
Project manager SHE Collaborates