Dr Garth Manning

Dr Garth Manning is an international consultant of considerable experience, working mainly in the fields of primary health care development, educational reform, development and delivery of training programmes and development of family medicine organisations.

After qualifying from Queens University Belfast in 1979, and after14 years as a practicing family doctor, with time as GP Trainer and Course Organiser, he became a full time freelance consultant in 1994. Since then he has worked for a number of international organisations, the UN and European Commission, and in a diverse range of countries at different stages of family medicine development including Poland, Russia, Hungary, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bangladesh, Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka, China, Brazil, Colombia, Panama and Thailand.

From 1998 until August 2012, Garth was also Medical Director of International Development Programmes for the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP), the UK’s premier academic institution specializing in family medicine. He represented the College at numerous prestigious gatherings and conferences and has given keynote presentations in many countries. In recognition of his work in international development he was made a Fellow of the College (FRCGP) in November 2003. In September 2008, he was awarded Honorary Fellowship by the College of General Practitioners of Sri Lanka, in recognition of his contribution to family medicine development in that country. He was awarded an Honorary Membership from the Royal College of Family Physicians of Thailand, in August 2009.

Garth is a dedicated internationalist, fully committed to supporting colleagues in all countries as they strive to develop and implement family medicine in their country and region. He is married to Monica, an international health systems specialist, who also is a strong proponent of PHC development. They divide their time between Bangkok and Belfast.

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