Family Medicine in LMICs

The global FM website of the College of Family Physicians of Canada’s Besrour Centre for Global Family Medicine has an up-to-date country-level data on FM around the world. All about length of the training, start of the FM training, etc. (Prof. Neil Arya)

The ambition of the WHIG is to be a network connecting Dutch FPs to colleagues in other countries. Every Dutch FP who is active as a FP abroad is invited to forward a text, that we can publish under that country.
Click for more info here or on the world map on the HOME page 

WHY do we have an ambition to boost FM abroad? 

Family Medicine (FM) is now an accepted specialty also in LMICs.
The need to apply the principles of  FM in primary care requires trained generalist physicians, a need felt by all countries that want Universal Health Coverage (UHC) by 2030. WHO-report of progress per country

The WHIG is partner of PRIMAFAMED, a “North-South” network in SSA.
In Primafamed WHIG works on capacity building in FM with a focus on SSA
Its ambition is to include FM-principles in its care provision to ultimately reach UHC (BMJ).  Von Pressentin’s thesis provides evidence on the contribution of FPs to health care in South Africa.
A short and long film on FM in Kenya is on youtube (3′);  full version (30′)

– Contribute to the FM-orientation of doctors/ MO’s who do compulsary service. Compulsary service would be a perfect moment to start training in FM: Paper in MT.
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