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Primary Health Care and cooperation: A utopia? Jubilee Assembly 50 years of Medicus Mundi Spain - 50 years of Medicus Mundi International Network

Primary Health Care and cooperation: A utopia? Jubilee Assembly 50 years of Medicus Mundi Spain - 50 years of Medicus Mundi International Network

Barcelona, 7-8 June 2013. The Jubilee events of the Federation of Medicus Mundi Spain (MM Spain) started with a scientific conference on “Primary Health Care and Cooperation: A utopia?”. The Assembly of MMI on Saturday morning was held in parallel with the MM Spain Jubilee Assembly . Further jubilee side events took plaace from Friday to Sunday. Many thanks to MM Spain and to Medicus Mundi Catalunya for having invited MMI to Barcelona!

 

Program of events


Friday, 7 June 2013

09:00–18:15

Scientific Conference “Primary Health Care and cooperation: A utopia?” at Colegio Oficial de Médicos de Barcelona

19:00–20:00

Reception at the City Hall

21:00

Dinner

 

Saturday, 8 June 2013

09:00–13:30

Medicus Mundi International Network: General Assembly

The full documentation of the Assembly is available now in the internal section of our website. Please get in touch with the MMI secretariat if you have access problems (Network members only)

Annual Report 2012 of the MMI Network: see here

13:30–15:00

Lunch

15:00–18:30

Session about the history of Medicus Mundi
(related MMI papers: see below)

21:00

Dinner: 50 Years of Medicus Mundi


Sunday, 9 June 2013

10:30

Visit to the Sagrada Familia

Map of the locations: http://goo.gl/maps/wPMgQ

 

50 Years of Medicus Mundi International

2013 is a special year for the Medicus Mundi International Network. We celebrate the 50th anniversary of its foundation. An annex to the Annual Report 2012 of the MMI Network followed for once a “top down” approach, collecting voices and portraits of the Network’s presidents since its origin.

And one of the former presidents, Edgar Widmer, was invited by Medicus Mundi Spain to contribute to their Jubilee event with his personal view of the history of MMI.

On the other hand, in 2013, the MMI Network will be mainly busy with shaping our future: A midterm review of the MMI Network strategy 2011-15 has been taking place in the second quarter of 2013. First results were discussed at a workshop during the Barcelona Assembly.

 

Primary Health Care and cooperation: A utopia? Draft program of the scientific conference on Friday, 7 June 2013

Time

Program element

Speakers

08:30

Registration desk opens

 

09:00

Opening of the Conference

Xavier Trias, Mayor of Barcelona

Miquel Vilardell, President of COMB

Enrique Revilla, President of MM Spain

Rosa Puigpinós, President of MM Catalunya

09:30

Panel I: Evolution and determining factors in Primary Health Care (PHC)

Chair: Anna Cirera, Fundación CSAI

 

From Alma Ata to present

Ilaria Camplone, MD, Centre for International Health, University of Bologna

 

Determining social, political and economic factors to have a PHC system in 2013. Is universal PHC possible?

Gemma Tarafa, PhD, Group on Research of Inequalities  in Health, University Pompeu Fabra

11:00

Break

 

11:30

Panel II: Basic elements of PHC

Chair: Sergio Galán, MD, Health Area AECID

 

Health system financing:  Fragmentation, management procedures

Jean-Pierre Unger, PhD, Institute of Tropical Medicine Antwerp

 

Human Resources

Remco van de Pas, MD, Wemos Foundation (we published his paper for the conference in the MMI "get involved" blog)

 

Essential medicines

Germán Velásquez, PhD, South Center

13:30

Lunch

 

15:00

Panel III: Experiences in PHC

Chair: Cristina Alvarez, MD and anthropologist, MM Spain

 

MM experiences in PHC

Nacho Sánchez, MM Navarra

Ivan Zahinos, MM Catalunya

José Luís Ayerbe, MM Andalucía

17:00

Panel IV: Reflections about the present and the future of NGOs

Chair: Francesc Mateu, Federación Catalana de ONG

 

 

Michael Narberhaus, Smart CSOs CIC

Pau Vidal, Observatorio del Tercer Sector

18:00

Conclusions, closing

Joaquim Gascón, MD,  Hospital Clínic, Investigador del CRESIB,  Comitè Científico de las Jornadas

18:15 End of the conference

 

Photos

Photos

Ask the MMI secretariat for a selection of photographs from the MMI General Assembly and the visit to Sagrada Familia!

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