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Visit from India Office of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

On Tuesday 31 March 2015, the Department pf Primary Care and Public Health at Imperial College London hosted a visit from representatives of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation's India Office (BMGF India). We discussed a range of topics including the education of medical students and the training of doctors to support the deliver of high-quality evidence-based medicine. We also discussed how inter-professional working could be supported to strengthen health systems, make health care more accessible, and improve health outcomes and public health. The programme aand preenters are listed below.

Welcome to Department of Primary Care and Public Health 
Prof Azeem Majeed
Why primary care is important for India and our objectives for the discussion
Prof Mala Rao
History and structure of the NHS, current NHS health reforms, funding (overall and for GP)
Prof Christopher Millett
Why academic departments of general practice are essential - capacity building for primary care and for research.
Prof Azeem Majeed
Primary care in undergraduate education and postgraduate education
Dr Sonia Kumar
Commissioning health services, pursuing a GP Career in the UK and continuing professional development
Dr Samia Hasan
BMGF/Govt of India question and answers
All
Next steps
All

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