The aim of the project is to improve Primary Health Care and Family Medicine (PHC/FM) in Ecuador. This will be achieved by training family physicians who contribute to primary interdisciplinary health care services, oriented towards the real needs of patients, their family and their community. For this the project has 3 dimensions: research, capacity building and extension. In the first phase, research will include defining indicators for PCH/FM and for medical education in Ecuador. Building, implementing and evaluating a PHC/FM oriented medical curriculum at the local partner university will increase the capacity and the performance of trained doctors on different levels: undergraduate, postgraduate and continuing Medical Education. In the project, 3 PhD will evaluate the effect of the renewal of the curriculum on different aspects, and will be trained and incorporated as teachers and researchers in health care areas, strenghtening the research capacity at the local and national level. Finally, networking will be essnetial to ensure the sustainability of the results of the project. This will include the dissemination of the results of our project towards the different involved stakeholders.