P2P's Global Health Forum presents Dr. Nancy Fitch and Dr. Otto Koester for a discussion about establishing Family Medicine Residency programs in developing countries and the role of institutional partnership in strengthening health care systems in resource constrained countries.
Dr. Otto Koester is a Senior Fellow at the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Center at the University of Montana. He previously held positions at Princeton University and the University of North Carolina-Greensboro, was assistant director of Salzburg Global Seminar, and worked as a program officer at United States Institute of Peace in Washington D.C. He has given guest presentations and led workshops on negotiation, conflict management, and grantwriting at universities in Europe, Asia and Africa, including Ethiopia.
Dr. Nancy Fitch is a Family Medicine specialist and an expert in international and domestic primary health service delivery, with 20 years of experience in domestic and international health. She has worked in Asia, Europe and many African countries. Dr. Fitch has served as the technical advisor for USAID in the PEPFAR program, and as the Country Director for Rwanda and Mozambique for the Elizabeth Glazer Pediatric Aids Foundation. Currently she is a consultant to the University of Montana in assisting the College of Medicine and Health Sciences at the University of Gondar in its efforts to create a family medicine residency program for Ethiopia.
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