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Kuwait - President WONCA EMR conference

Dr Anwar Alnajjar is an honorary member of the Kuwait Society of Family Physicians and General Practitioners. She is honored to be the president of WONCA East Mediterranean region conference 2018 that will be held in Kuwait.

What work do you do?

I am a Family Medicine Consultant working in a Primary Health Center (PHC). In addition I am the Director of the General Practitioner Training Program which is newly established in Kuwait to be parallel to Family Medicine Residency Program (FMRP). This program is ensuring higher standards of general practitioners working in PHC and to promote the services provided by them.

I am a trainer and examiner in the Family Medicine Residency Program (FMRP) that is part of Faculty of Primary Care. Also I am assistant exam convener of simulated surgery exam in the program.

At the Kuwait University / Faculty of Medicine, I teach students the principles of family medicine and aim to attract more residents to family medicine program. The Primary Care faculty has a general practitioner promotion committee that checks the criteria of promotion and recommends their promotions, and I am a member of that committee.

What are your other interesting achievements and positions?

My district is the Farwaniya Health District, where I am a member of the Farwaniya scientific committee and the head of the Farwaniya continuous training team which facilitates lectures, workshops and clinical training. I was a member of the Farwaniya quality improvement team working on quality improvement projects for our health district.

From 2010-2016, I was head of Al-Rehab Health Care Center and at the same time I was a member of the Al Rehab district council - a social council for community health education and promotion. During that period I established specialized clinics and registered the area in the healthy cities of the WHO.

In 2014 I was given the award of supreme model for Head of a Primary Care Center in the Farwaniya Health district and as supreme model for family doctors.

I have also been a member of our Child's Rights Committee (2011 to 2015) - our activity was to establish guidelines for the rights of children in Kuwait, and to register the case to facilitate laws for child protection.

When I was a student, I was a member in Kuwait Medical Student Association where I acted as the head of female branch of the association that deals with women’s needs and requirements.

What are your other interests?

I have a health promotion television program on National Kuwait Television. Since I enjoy teaching, I created my own medical educational YouTube channel to teach medicine to more doctors in Kuwait and maybe worldwide.

In my spare time, I enjoy many volunteering activities in the community along with my children. This helped my eldest son to be a member of various organizations. I also enjoy painting, exercising and caring for my precious family. I like adventurous travelling.

And.. I look forward to welcoming international colleagues to Kuwait.