ROLE OF PRIMARY HEALTH CARE IN PROMOTING THE MDGS
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HOST: DR. PADMINI MURTHY, CO-HOST: DR. ELVIRA BERACOCHEA
THIS WEEK’S TOPIC : ROLE OF PRIMARY HEALTH CARE IN PROMOTING THE MDGS
Special guest: DR. PAUL FREEMAN DrPH MBBS MPH MHP Dr Freeman is a physician with advanced training in tropical disease control and general public health, health personnel education, and health program management and evaluation. He has over three decades of experience in capacity building and the design, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of primary health care, child survival and malaria control programs in developing countries and for deprived rural indigenous populations in developed countries.
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He is skilled as an innovative educator and capacity builder of individuals and organizations in both technical, especially public health, and management areas at National, University, Provincial, District and community levels in these situations. His research and report publications covert he evidence-base for community based primary health care, operational aspects and curricula covering the gamut of community-based primary health care, malaria, tuberculosis and tobacco control and problem-based, scenario-based, elearning and traditional curricula– for medical students, post graduate students, health department managers, nurses, Health Extension Officers and community health workers. He has liaised at the national level with the Secretary of Health in PNG, a vice-minister in Vietnam and senior Health Department officials in Fiji, Uganda, Nepal and Madagascar.