This is a lecture on the principles of primary health care and family medicine. It also spells out the emerging role of family doctors in Africa. The value of these principles and roles for the full PHC team are spelled out. These are located within the concepts of universal health coverage and contextualized to the African setting of resource limitations.
Theme: Family Medicine in African PHC
Duration: 1 hour
1. Understand the principles of primary health care
2. Understand the principles and value of family medicine
3. Understand the role of family doctors in Africa
4. Understand the jugglers model approach to person-centredness
5. Understand the principles of community practice
Speaker: Professor Shabir Moosa MD, MBA, Ph.D. on behalf of WONCA AFRICA/AFROPHC
Professor Shabir Moosa is a family physician with an MBA and Ph.D. He has extensive experience in rural general practice and the development of family medicine and primary care services in both rural and urban district health services in South Africa and Africa. Shabir is involved in the development and research around family medicine, community-oriented primary health care (COPC), and health management for Universal Health Coverage (UHC) in Africa. He is a Member at Large and past African President of WONCA (World Organisation of Family Doctors), and Executive Coordinator of AfroPHC, the African Forum for Primary Health Care (PHC), bringing the African PHC team leaders together to advocate for PHC and UHC.
Facilitator: Mercy Wanjala
Mercy Wanjala is the WONCA Rural Seeds Ambassador Africa region 2021-2023. She is a Family Medicine resident at the University of Havana, Faculty of Giron, Cuba. She is an MBA in Healthcare Management Candidate at the Strathmore Business School, Kenya. She is a member of the AfroPHC Executive Coordinating Team and the lead on AfroPHC Policy Workshops.
Date: Thursday, 3rd of March, 2022
Time: 15:00 Central Africa Time (GMT+2 / CAT)
CPD Points: 1