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In 2000, Dr. Warren Heffron, a member of the CIHI Advisory Board, was the AAFP’s first international senior scholar-in-residence. During this time, he developed consultation tools which he piloted during consultations in Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, and Saudi Arabia. In addition, he worked with other CIHI consultants to develop comprehensive materials on the consultation process, curriculum development, and consultant selection and training.
AAFP Family Medicine Global Health Workshop
The inaugural CIHI workshop in 2003 brought together academic and practicing family physicians to enhance the training of family physicians involved in international family medicine or considering involvement in international activities. Participants were trained in consultation skills, public health principles, representing family medicine to key stakeholders, and retraining versus traditional postsecondary training models. Skipping 2004, the second and third workshops were held in 2005 and 2006 in Portland, Maine. The fourth workshop was held in Tucson, Arizona. In 2008, the workshop was renamed the Family Medicine Global Health Workshop and was held in Denver, Colorado. Information about the sixth annual workshop, future meeting dates and locations are available at www.aafp.org/intl/workshop.
ProShëndetit Project: Improving Primary Health Care in Albania
In 2003, the AAFP received a three-year subcontract to provide technical services for a United States Agency for International Development (USAID) project in Albania in cooperation with University Research Corporation, LLC (URC) and Bearing Point. As of mid-2006, 12 CIHI consultants have visited Albania working with project partners and the Albanian Ministry of Health on issues related to primary health care development, educational training models, and certification/accreditation systems. In October 2006, the AAFP was included in a two-year project extension. Six consultation visits have been accomplished since then. The framework for family medicine in Albania and Basic Package of Services have been developed in collaboration with local stakeholders. Currently USAID funding is available through 2009.
AAFP Center for International Health Initiatives staff are actively pursuing hosting additional international workshops, and have been approached for assistance with additional health care development projects in Iraq, Jordan, Lesotho, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Armenia and India. CIHI consultants have also conducted consultation assessments of post-graduate training programs in Macao and The Bahamas.