Pieter van den Hombergh

At the end of last century we started the MATRA Train the Trainers Program, with Prof. Jan van Es, Victor Dubois and GeertJan Dinant. It was the start of over 12 visits to different cities in Romania and the participation in a whole new revival of Family Medicine in the country. The enthusiasm, the hospitality, the love for the fantastic profession of Family Practitioner, the bond between all the participants was exceptional.  Looking back, some of us might agree – that period with all the courses, conferences and working on guidelines, probably was one of the most satisfying periods in our career. What remains is a deep longing and a wish that Romania will experience a much better time, now then the years after the “ Wende”.