Wanted: Low and Middle Income Country leaders in PHC practice or research.

Invitation to participate as a panel member

We are a research team supported by WONCA (the World Organization of Family Doctors) and funded by the Ariadne Labs Centre for Health Systems Innovation (with support from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation). The team is led by Prof Felicity Goodyear-Smith, Chair of the WONCA Working Party on Research, and co-investigators include WONCA President Prof Amanda Howe, and other people associated with WONCA including Profs Chris van Weel and Michael Kidd, and WONCA Regional Presidents from South Asia, Africa and South America.

Our project will identify the most important research questions on the organisation and financing of primary health care in low and middle income countries throughout the world.

We are reaching out to you as a leader in primary health care practice or research. We have an opportunity to help inform global decision making on what areas of primary health care research need funding, particularly in low and middle income countries, and we would welcome your input.

We will be using a Delphi panel of experts to help us generate possible research questions and then prioritise these. We are looking for primary health care experts (practitioners, researchers or policy-makers) from low and middle income countries to be members of this panel.

In the first round (February / March 2018) we will ask you to generate questions that need to be answered. In the second and third rounds (March / April 2018) we will send you a summary of questions for you to consider and then rank in order of importance.

If you come from a low or middle income country and would like to contribute to this important project, please email the following details to our project coordinator Mr Ricky Fortier [email protected]
- Name
- Email address
- Country
- First language spoken
- Professional training
- Work role

Please feel free to pass this invitation on to any colleagues whom you think might be suitable and interested.

If you have any questions, please contact the principal investigator Felicity Goodyear-Smith ([email protected])

Thank you for taking the time to consider participating in this important research project.

Approved by the University of Auckland Human Participants Ethics Committee on 18 Jan 2018 for three years. Reference Number 020630