WHIG wants to contribute to the development of FM in low income countries.
- Being a platform for those GPs who are active in the exchange of expertise and are willing to contribute to this.
- Offering expertise on FM for capacity building in FM-training sites. E.g. support FM-training in Eldoret (read the executive summary of the Kenyan Family Medicine strategy for the Kenyan Ministry of Health). See also The ‘Peter Manschot fund’ for activities they fund.
- Facilitate the exchange of young doctors. We help Dutch trainees in FM and GPs to increase their knowledge on global diseases (import diseases).
- Contribute to the FM-orientation of those doctors who want to work in a low resource country.
- Contribute to the FM-orientation of those doctors/ MO’s who have to do compulsary service in their country. See also Medicus Tropicus sept 2010 48-3
- Contribute in research and publication on the subject.
See important mentions of Family Medicine in Africa at the website here