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GHF2014 – PS03 – Primary Health Care Reforms and Family Medicine

PS03 TUESDAY, 15 APRIL 2014 ROOM: 15 ICON_Fishbowl
Primary Health Care Reforms and Family Medicine
Prof. Jan De Maeseneer
Head of the Department of Family Medicine and Primary Health Care of Ghent University, Belgium
Identifying and Addressing Structural Quality Gaps in Primary Health Care in Tanzania
Dr. Dominick Mboya
Research Scientist, Research Department, Ifakara Health Institute, Tanzania
Medical Student and Clinical Teaching Staff Attitudes and Perception of Family Medicine: Tajikistan
Prof. Dilrabo Kadirova
Professor of Family Medicine, Chair of Family Medicine Nb. 1, Tajik State Medical University, Tajikistan
The Impact of the Family Health Team (FHT) model on UNRWA PHC clinic: a success story in a resource-limited and refugee setting
Dr. Ali Khader
Family Health Team Coordinator, Health Department, United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), Jordan
Making the Profession of Family Doctors Attractive for Future Doctors: Kyrgyzstan
Dr. Salima Sydykova
Teacher, Kyrgyz State Medical Academy I.K. Akhunbaev, Kyrgyzstan
Dr. Flora Lucas Kessy
Senior Lecturer in Development Studies, Mzumbe University, Dar es Salaam Campus College, Tanzania

JanDeMaeseneerProf. Jan De Maeseneer

Professor Jan De Maeseneer is a family physician and Head of the Department of Family Medicine and Primary Health Care of Ghent University. His research at the university focuses on Education, Health Promotion, Health inequity, Health Services Research and Global Health. He published more than 100 articles in scientific journals.

In 2013 Jan De Maeseneer was appointed to the Expert Panel on effective ways of investing in health of the European Commission. In 2012 Jan De Maeseneer became a member of the Global Forum on Innovation in Health Professional Education at the Institute of Medicine in Washington. (Read more…)


PS03_Mboya_squareDr. Dominick Mboya

Dominick Mboya has over 25 years experience as medical practice and teaching, currently employed as a research scientist at Ifakara Health Institute in Tanzania, responsible for coordinating Health System Quality Improvement initiatives implemented by Ifakara Health Institute through Initiative to Strengthen Affordability and Quality of Health Care (ISAQH). The initiative is funded by Novartis Foundation for Sustainable Development. Apart from that he is the Intervention coordinator for the Connect project designed to test the model of trained and paid Community Health Workers to accelerate achievement of MDG 4 & 5, the project is funded by Doris Duke Foundation and Comic Relief. (Read more)

Kadirova PhotoProf. Dilrabo Kadirova

Prof. Dilrabo Kadirova is the Head of the Family Medicine Department No.1 of the Tajik State Medical University (TSMU) named after Abu Ali ibn Sino, MD, Professor. She has over 25 years of teaching experience.

Prof. Kadirova received her candidate of science and doctorate degrees studying at the Medical University in Moscow. Her research focuses on cardiology, in particular hypertension and its prevalence, diagnosis and treatment of different age groups: women, youth, elderly and senile, as well as the development of family medicine in the Republic of Tajikistan (RT). (Read more)

Dr. Khadrer_squareDr. Ali Khader

Worked as medical doctor in different clinics and hospitals in Jordan and Saudi Arabia, worked at different managerial and technical levels with the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA). Developed guidelines, training materials, assessment tools, project and research proposals, developed PHC interventions, conducted scientific and operational research, published papers in the fields of maternal and child health, NCDs, Tobacco, school health, micronutrient deficiencies, family medicine…..  provided guidance and mentoring to staff and junior researcher. Represented UNRWA health department in regional and international meetings.

Kessey Profile PhotoDr. Flora Lucas Kessy

Flora Lucas Kessy, a Senior Lecturer in Development Studies at Mzumbe University, Morogoro Tanzania holds a PhD in Agricultural and Consumer Economics with a major in Family and Consumer Economics and a minor in Women and Gender in Global Perspective from University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, USA. Dr. Kessy has researched and published on issues related to income and non-income poverty, social sectors development and good governance. In particular, she has researched on poverty reduction strategies in Eastern and Southern Africa, poverty escape routes, covariate and idiosyncratic shocks affecting households in Tanzania and social protection. In the area of governance, she is involved in public expenditure studies for the health sector and water sector and the use of evidence for actions to improve maternal and newborn health. (Read more)


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