Strengthening primary health care through primary care doctors and family physicians
The EuropeAid project, Strengthening primary health care through primary care doctors and family physicians, commenced on the 1st of March 2014.
The project's aim is to strengthen primary health care through primary care doctors and family physicians in South Africa over a period of 30 months. The project is funded by the European Union and led by Prof Bob Mash and his team at the Division of Family Medicine and Primary Care, Stellenbosch University. Dr Zelra Malan and Dr Klaus von Pressentin will be helping Professor Bob Mash to co-ordinate the project, which also includes all the Departments of Family Medicine and Primary Care in the country as well as the University of Ghent in Belgium and Royal College of General Practitioners in the UK.
The project received global attention during April 2015 as part of the EU Development Year 2015 initiative - please see the story of "Upgrading family doctors' skills in South Africa".
Professor Bob Mash presented an update on the project's progress at a Civil Society Organisations Seminar on 23 November 2015. The Seminar was hosted by the European Union and the National Department of Health at the Civitas building in Pretoria, South Africa. A PDF version of his presentation is available here.
On 2 March 2016, Zelra Malan and Klaus von Pressentin presented an overview of the progress made and future direction for the EuropeAid project as it turns the 2-year mark: please see PowerPoint presentation.
Stellenbosch University's webpage featured the PhD research output by Klaus von Pressentin under the supervision of Bob Mash on 26 January 2018: http://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=5393 (Family physicians make vital contribution to health care).
The new project team from 1 November 2015:
Dr Klaus von Pressentin, Dr Zelra Malan, Ms Jolynne Mokaya, Prof Bob Mash and Mr Lionel Chinhoyi
Contact details of Project Team
Head: Prof Bob Mash: email@example.com
Project Coordinator: Dr Zelra Malan: firstname.lastname@example.org
Project Coordinator: Dr Klaus von Pressentin: email@example.com
General Project Administration: Ms Jolynne Mokaya
Tel: +27 21 938 9563 (Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays; 08h00 - 13h00)
Fax: +27 21 938 9704
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org (new email address)
Photos with previous team members
Dr Zelra Malan (left), Ms Talitha Schutte and Prof Bob Mash
(Dr Klaus von Pressentin was not available at the time of the photo.)
The project team at the National Stakeholder Workshop, June 2014:
Dr Zelra Malan, Dr Klaus von Pressentin and Ms Talitha Schutte
The new project team from 1 March 2015: Ms Lana Fortuin has joined the team as the new administrative officer.
The information on this website has been produced with the financial assistance of the European Union. The contents of this document is the sole responsibility of Stellenbosch University and can under no circumstances be regarded as reflecting the position of the European Union.