Providing international support for the development and implementation of family medicine in Palestine

Improving the morale and self esteem of Palestinian family medicine health care professionals through provision of solidarity, relief of isolation and involvement in the wider international family medicine community.

Who We Are

FIDFMP Board of Directors

  • Chair: Tom Sharpe QC
    Fellow in Law, Trinity Hall; Lecturer in Public Law Edinburgh University; Fellow of Wolfson and then Nuffield College, Oxford, College Lecturer at St Catherine’s and Worcester Colleges, Oxford. Various University and College positions.  Humboldt Fellow, Freiburg; visiting lecturer Harvard Law School, SUNY, Buffalo, and UC La Jolla.
    Consultant to European Commission and OECD.
    Executive Director, Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) (part time).
    Various SSRC roles; on editorial board Which.
    Publications in Law Quarterly Review, Common Market Law Review, European Law Review and other journals.
    Called to the Bar Lincoln’s Inn; entered practice at Bar at 1 Essex Court 1988-. QC 1994; Bencher Lincoln’s Inn 2004. Chair of the Inn’s Eurogroup; Library Committee; and Advisory (Benchers) Committee (on the selection of new benchers).
    Chairman of (formerly ESRC) Centre for Competition Policy, University of East Anglia.  Editorial Board of European Competition Journal and Concurrences (French competition journal).
  • CEO Professor Paul Wallace – Professor emeritus of Primary Health Care at UCL
    FRCGP FFPHM is David Cohen Professor emeritus of Primary Health Care at UCL and National Theme Director of the NIHR Clinical Research Networks. He is a founder member of IDFMP and internationally recognised for his work on development, research and education in primary care. He played a key role in the development of both the WONCA European Society of General Practice/Family Medicine and the European General Practice Research Network. He was awarded the RCGP President’s medal in 2013
  • Professor Gene Feder, OBE – Professor of Primary Care, University of Bristol and practising family physician
    Professor of primary care, University of Bristol and practising family physician.  Qualified at Guy’s Hospital medical school in 1982, trained as a GP and worked in London until moving to Bristol in 2007. His research programmes focus on the health care response to domestic violence and on the management of cardiovascular disease and risk in primary care. He has chaired 4 UK national clinical guideline development groups and the WHO guidelines on intimate partner and sexual violence.
  • Dr David Jewell – General Practitioner in Bristol
    David qualified in 1965, and after training general practice in Suffolk worked as a lecturer in primary medical care at the University of Southampton. After further academic work at the University of Bristol he was the editor of the British Journal of General Practice for ten years.
  • Tony Laurance – Chief Executive of Medical Aid of Palestinians (MAP) (retired)
    Tony was, until December 2016 the Chief Executive of Medical Aid of Palestinians (MAP) a UK registered charity working in the West Bank, Gaza and Lebanon. In Palestine, Tony was Head of the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) office for five years, responsible for oversight of both humanitarian and development programmes, and the WHO’s role as the principal technical advisor to the Palestinian Ministry of Health as well as the co-ordinator of the humanitarian health community. Tony has previously held several roles as a senior civil servant in the UK working in the Department of Health as a policy advisor and senior manager in the National Health Service.
  • Dr Samar Musmar
    Dr Samar Musmar is from Nablus, Palestine. She has an MBBCH in Medicine and Surgery and is certified with the American Board of Family Medicine. She has been an American Academy of Family Medicine Fellow since 2004. Dr Musmar was appointed faculty member staff at the University of Florida, School of Medicine in 1995. In 1998 she worked at An-Najah National University (ANNU) where she helped establish several academic programs in health sciences (nursing , optometry, medicine, higher specialization in Family medicine). She has served as Vice Dean of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Science, the Director of Family Medicine Residency Program at ANNU, and the Chairman of the Institution Review Board (IRB). She sits on the Accreditation and Quality Assurance Commission (AQAC), the Palestinian Medical Council (the Head of Scientific Committee for Family Medicine) and is a member of the Scientific Committee of the Arab Board of Family Medicine.
  • Professor Ann-Louise Kinmonth – Emeritus Professor of General Practice, University of Cambridge and  Fellow and Director of Clinical Studies St John’s College Cambridge
    CBE FRCGP, ( Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences UK and  Foreign Associate, Institute of Medicine USA) is Emeritus Professor of General Practice, University of Cambridge and  Fellow and Director of Clinical Studies St John’s College Cambridge. She is experienced in partnership building and the development and teaching of general/family practice at home and abroad. She formed part of the first IDFMP teaching programme at An Najah and is co-ordinating the building of an internet platform for peer support and distance tutoring and learning with the OxPal group.


FIDFMP Executive Group

  • Prof Khalil,  An Najah National University
  • Dr Andrew Ferguson, General Practitioner, Specialist in Public Health and Programme Director MAP
  • Professor Ann Louise Kinmonth, Academic Affairs. Emeritus Professor of General Practice, University of Cambridge and  Fellow and Director of Clinical Studies St John’s College Cambridge
  • Lucy Kynge: Communications
    Lucy worked in international development for UNDP, European Commission and Oxfam and spent twenty years living and working in Asia (China, Mongolia, Central Asia). She is Programme Manager for MedicineAfrica, the online platform built to support healthcare workers in remote, fragile or post conflict states. She is also Administrator for the charity AMERA International supporting improved provision of legal aid for refugees.
  • Anita Berlin: Education and Training
  • Dr Marlène Läubli Loud: Evaluation – Specialist in evaluation within public administration.
    Marlene has a wealth of experience in the conduct (10+ years), management (17+ years) and academic development of evaluation theory and practice. She obtained her doctorate from Sussex University in educational evaluation and has specialised in evaluation in the public health sector. She set up and led the Swiss federal public health’s evaluation unit, establishing an evaluation office-wide policy and strategic framework. She has lectured on evaluation in social policy at the University of Fribourg for more than 10 years. Her specialist interests are in the theory and practice of enhancing evaluation use in public administration and quality evaluation management.