One of the key activities of the PRIMAFAMED network is supporting the development of education and training in the discipline of Family Medicine and Primary Care in sub-Saharan Africa. The network enables the sharing of resources and collaboration between emerging, new and established training programmes across the region. Key articles that relate to this work include:
- Klaus B.von Pressentin, Innocent Besigye, Robert Mash, Zelra Malan. The state of family medicine training programmes within the Primary Care and Family Medicine Education network. 2020 Aug 11
- Kampala Commitment 2019
- Undergraduate family medicine and primary care training in Sub-Saharan Africa: Reflections of the PRIMAFAMED network, 2017.
- Mash RJ, De Villiers MR, Moodley K, Nachega JB. Guiding the development of family medicine training in Africa through collaboration with the Medical Education Partnership Initiative. Academic Medicine. 2014 Aug 1;89(8):S73-7.
- Scaling up Family Medicine and Primary Health Care in Africa: Statement of the Primafamed network, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, 2013.
- Statement of consensus on Family Medicine in Africa, 2010.
Educational capacity building topics
Online tools to help you plan and do teaching in the health sciences – Mariette Volschenk and colleagues
Strengthening postgraduate supervision – Susan van Schalkwyk
Workplace based assessment for learning and portfolios of learning – Akye Essuman and Louis Jenkins
The pearls and pitfalls of constructing high-quality multiple-choice questions – Mergan Naidoo and Martha Makwero
Writing and conducting Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCEs) – Tasleem Ras and Jacob Shabani
Using practical tools for workplace-based assessment – Busisiwe Cawe and Richard Cooke
An approach to the learner in difficulty – Julia Blitz and Akye Essuman
How to create entrustable professional activities for workplace based assessment – Louis Jenkins and Innocent Besigye
Research capacity building topics
How to do a scoping review – Michael McCaul and Vincent Setlhare
Peer reviewing and critical appraisal – Klaus von Pressentin and Innocent Besigye
Qualitative data analysis and report writing in family medicine – Bob Mash and Vincent Cubaka
Methods for implementation science – David Peiris and Bob Mash
How to get your research published – Bob Mash and Klaus von Pressentin
How to write an original research journal article – Bob Mash and Sunanda Ray
Knowledge translation – engaging stakeholders, beyond the publication of your research – Lynn Hendricks and Bob Mash
An introduction to phenomenology – Anita van der Merwe and Bob Mash