CIMF Homenajea a Barbara Starfield

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Nota de la Presidente de la Confederación Latinoamericana de Medicina Familiar, CIMF

The Ibero-American Confederation of Family Medicine CIMF, deeply and earnestly laments the passing away of Dr. Barbara Starfield, which took place at her place of residence in California, on June 10, 2011.
Doctor Starfield, Pediatrician and Public Health Professional by formation, Professor at Johns Hopkins for more than 50 years, clinical at her beginning stages, teacher of many generations going beyond borders, leader and promoter of the essential role of Primary Health Care in the sanitary systems, visionary on understanding and spreading the research in this field, so as to, in her own words “Convert data into information that increases knowledge”.
Doctor Starfield, constantly came forward when summoned by the Ibero-American Region of Family Medicine, to talk to the national Ministers and authorities; and to share through her conferences, the progress accomplished in research and the practical application of Primary Health Care to eliminate social inequality and to promote health services in an effective and fair manner. She always encouraged us with her energy and dynamism and always had just the right word to continue our struggle as family doctors to achieve having more equitable societies.
For The Ibero-American Confederation of Family Medicine CIMF, Dr. Starfield’s departure is a terrible adversity which leaves us in profound mourning.  We will honor her memory through the continuation of her dauntless work for Primary Health Care to reach the balance between health necessities, services and technology for which she so diligently fought.  Our next Family Medicine Summit, in Asuncion, Paraguay in November 2011, will be held in her memory.
The Ibero-American Confederation of Family Medicine CIMF, expresses its deepest, most heartfelt condolences to her husband, her four children, eight grandchildren, her extensive family, and her professional family.
To the great Family Medicine family, our sympathy goes out to all of you for this irreplaceable loss and we pledge our commitment to continue carrying the Primary Health Care banner; in order to make the teachings of our global mentor Dr. Starfield, a reality.
May she rest in peace.

Liliana Arias-Castillo
Ibero-American Confederation of Family Medicine CIMF
Iberoamerica, June 12, 2011

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PD: y el homenaje oficial de los medicos de familia y comunidad uruguyos para cuando?


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