INFA-MED

Institute for Family Medicine

Future plans

INFA-MED continues to network with and support national, regional and international professional organizations to promote Family Medicine to become a strong and practical specialty within East Africa.  It supports such ongoing initiatives as the formation of  the Association of Family Physicians of East Africa which is envisioned to establish innovative, distance-education programs for experienced and committed generalists already serving in the more needy, often rural, areas of East Africa as well as the  growing slums of its major urban centers. 

The institute also desires to partner with other organizations to promote quality healthcare, medical education and continuous professional development.   

INFAMED is targeting to embrace information technology to facilitate continuous learning and enhance quality of health service delivery. Through it’s project of Africa Digital E-Health Library, INFA-MED has developed a microchip which can be operated on smartphone and which has various technical resources disease management and treatment choice options including drug information. Through partnership with the MOH and other partners, the clinical guidelines and treatment guidelines and the essential drug list will be accessible through smart phones.