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Global COVID-19 Pandemic Response and Impact Grant Program (Global Co-RIG)

The Besrour Centre for Global Family Medicine (Besrour Centre) at the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC), thanks to the generous support of the CFPC’s Foundation for the Advancement of Family Medicine (FAFM) and the Fondation Docteur Sadok Besrour, is seeking proposals for a Global COVID-19 pandemic innovation response for grants up to $50,000 Canadian dollars (CAD). The primary care response to COVID-19 must support innovation that targets and protects highly vulnerable populations that lack access to primary care.

The goal of this initiative is to have the greatest impact for reducing morbidity and mortality associated with COVID-19. The pandemic has put immense pressure on health systems. The family practice innovations that are likely to have a high degree of impact include education innovations, practice innovations, and responses that address equity and inclusion. The request for proposal will contribute to the achievement of how family innovative practice will likely have a high degree of impact in reducing the harms of COVID-19.

Submission Deadline:  July 20, 2020, 12:00 P.M. (ET)

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Besrour Forum

The Besrour Global Health Forum is an annual forum hosted by the Besrour Centre – the centre for global family medicine at the CFPC. As a hub of collaboration, the Besrour Centre brings together the Canadian family medicine community, global networks, and over 25 countries to advance family medicine globally. It is grounded in the expertise of the CFPC and seeks meaningful global impact through medical education and training,  research and quality improvement, and advocacy.

The Besrour Forum is one of the key activities of the Besrour Centre and is the meeting place for over 100 Canadian and international stakeholders to exchange ideas, acquire skills, and co-create solutions for advancing family medicine and primary care around the world.

2020 Besrour Forum

November 4 – 7, 2020 – Winnipeg, Manitoba

Guidelines for abstract submissions
Delegate Prospectus – coming soon
Schedule at a glance – coming soon

2019 Besrour Forum

"Family Medicine: leading for the future of global health"
October 30 – November 2, 2019
Vancouver, Canada

Executive Summary
Forum Report
Abstract Presentations

2018 Besrour Forum

Building on Astana 2018: Global Family Medicine for Healthy Communities
November 13—17, 2018
Toronto, Canada

Conference Report
Abstract Presentations

2017 Besrour Forum

“Leading the way to Universal Health Coverage through family medicine: skills for success”
November 7—11, 2017
Montreal, Canada

Group shot of Forum Attendees

2016 Besrour Forum

“Harnessing Family Medicine for SDG3”
November 1—6, 2016 [in tandem with the World Organization of Family Doctors (WONCA) World Conference of Family Doctors]
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

The 5th Annual Besrour Global Health Conference Executive Report 
Conference Report

Group shot of Forum Attendees

2015 Besrour Forum

“Family Medicine: at the heart of health systems”   
November 11—14, 2015
Toronto, Canada

The 4th Annual Besrour Global Health Conference Executive Report
Conference Report

Group shot of Forum Attendees

2014 Besrour Forum

“Innovating for Action: Tools and Strategies to Advance Global Family Medicine”
November 13—15, 2014
Quebec City, Quebec

The 3rd Annual Besrour Global Health Conference
Conference Report

Group shot of Forum Attendees

2013 Besrour Forum

“Strengthening the Foundations”
November 5—8, 2013
Vancouver, British Columbia

The 2nd Annual Besrour Global Health Conference Executive Summary
Conference Summary

Group shot of Forum Attendees

2012 Besrour Forum

“Building Capacity in Family Medicine in Low and Middle-Income Countries”
November 9—11, 2012
King City, Ontario

Executive Summary: First Besrour Global Health Conference 
Final Consultation Report

Group shot of Forum Attendees

Articles and Videos of Interest

“The Government of Canada has recently undertaken a public review and consultation to renew Canada’s international assistance policy and funding framework. The Besrour Centre submitted a response which highlighted the strengthening of global family medicine and primary care as a key element of Canada’s international development policy, and as a key pathway to health equity.”

Dr. Katherine Rouleau, Past Director, Besrour Centre, in an excerpt from a WONCA policy bite, January 2017


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