Long time Kansas Paraguay member Nan Porter hosted a dinner for Dr. Feltes (left in photo) and several KPP members. Dr. Feltes is the most recent Paraguayan doctor visiting through the University of Kansas School of Medicine @ Wichita Family Practice exchange with support of Partners of the Americas and KPP. Boots and Merrill Raber are in the center of the photo. Merrill is the chair of the Health Committee and the KPP champion of the medical exchange.
Dr. Fletes is the latest visiting physician from Paraguay to participate in the Kansas Paraguay Partners (KPP) Family Practice Health Exchange.
Since 1986 the School of Medicine of the University of Kansas @ Wichita has partnered with KPP to engage in an exchange of family practice physicians between Kansas and Paraguay.
The School of Medicine reports that as a result:
- Family medicine residency programs increased from 1 to 7 in Paraguay.
- The number of family medicine residents increased from 15 to 120 per year in Paraguay
- An international elective in Paraguay was established for KUSM students.
- The program received the Award for Excellence from Partners of the Americas in 2002.
If you happen to be in the Wichita area tomorrow November 6, Dr. Feltes will is presenting a talk at noon in the Sunflower Room at the Medical School. The flyer says that lunch is provided. Dr. Feltes’s talk is Dengue Fever and the Paraguayan Health System. RSVP to Debbie Bennett: firstname.lastname@example.org