The WHIG (Werkgroep Huisartsgeneeskunde & Internationale Gezondheidszorg) together with the PM-fund is a network that provides ideas, people & means to boost Training in Family Medicine.
The WHIG with the help of the PM-fund hopes to alleviate in the human resources shortage in LMICs through training in FM principles.
We fund undergraduate programs in Community Health & FM in Rwanda, Kenya & Malawi through coaching, teaching & technical support.
We advocate postgraduate FM-training programs and boost the startup of FP-associations in Kenya (KAFP) & Rwanda.
We desperately look for funds. Training is expensive and means are limited.
We have an ANBI-status and have applied for the CBF-status.
Our comprehensive policy plan is found in our project proposal.
Since 2005 > 90 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 (KAFP) 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 Rwanda (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 South Arica and Malawi.
The students and the staff of the FM-training in 2010 in Eldoret Kenya. (Patrick Chege HoD; Geraldine Beaujean, Marianne & Hans Bakker far right)