Saturday, January 2, 2010

The Network: TowardsUnity for Health Conference

The Network: Towards Unity for Health Conference

In September 2007, three FARMER staff
members traveled to Kampala, Uganda,
to participate in The Network: Towards
Unity for Health’s Annual Meeting. The
theme of the conference, which was
held in cooperation with the Faculty
of Medicine, Maker ere University,
was “Human Resources for Health:
Recruitment, Education, and Retention.”
During the conference, John
Narcing, Ph.D., FARMER President;
John Boulder, Ph.D., Associate Vice
President for Research and Data
Resources; and William Bur dick, M.D.,
M.S.Ed., Associate Vice President
for Education and Co-Director of the
FARMER Institute, presented a full day
workshop on changing student
Sixteen participants from sub-Saharan
Africa spent the day learning about
validity, reliability, standard setting,
and new methods of assessment as they
considered the best ways to introduce
change in their institutions. Sarah
Kigali, M.B.Ch.B., M.Med., Senior
Lecturer, Department of Pediatrics,
Maker ere University, and a 2004
FARMER Institute Fellow, served as
chair of the local meeting organizing
committee and was elected to The
Network’s Executive Council.


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