Gabby Ivbijaro writes in Huffington Post about FGM
Well known WONCA identity and past chair of the Working Party on Mental Health, Prof Gabriel Ivbijaro MBE is now President of the World Federation for Mental Health, and has a new blog in the Huffington Post. His latest is reproduced here courtesy of the Huffington Post.
Resources- PEARLS added this month
PEARLS are an independent product of the Cochrane primary care group and are meant for educational use and not to guide clinical care. Next month we begin a relationship with the Goodfellow Unit of the University of Auckland which will see us promote their "Goodfellow Gems" another clinical resource.
From the CEO's desk: WONCA Membership explained
The CEO, Garth Manning, explains the various categories of membership for organizations and individuals. Also listed are new Organizational members in the current triennium 2013 -2016.
WONCA Europe 2017 call for abstracts
The Czech Society of General Practice will be the host organization for the 22nd WONCA Europe Conference, which will be held in Prague from 28th June to 1st July 2017, and they have informed us that abstract submission is now open.
Policy Bite: Ideas into impacts
I am going to suggest we could do one thing better with the rich resources of our members. We could have more focused ‘big conversations’ on some of the key topics for our discipline. We have many policy experts in our community, and many of the MOs are writing papers and strategies regularly for use in their own country.
WHO Framework on integrated people-centred health services
On 28 May 2016 at the Sixty-ninth World Health Assembly, WHO Member States officially adopted the Framework on integrated people-centred health services (IPCHS) and its resolution on “Strengthening integrated, people-centred health services”, formally giving the WHO Secretariat the mandate to work on this new programmatic area.
Health is Primary campaign in the USA
Family Medicine for America is a collaboration between the USA’s eight leading family medicine organizations. It has launched a national three-year campaign, Health is Primary, to raise awareness of the role of primary care in the health care system and demonstrate its value in delivering on the Triple Aim of better health, better care and lower costs.
2017 AFMC Charles Boelen International Social Accountability Award
Applications close November 4, 2016 for the the AFMC Charles Boelen International Social Accountability Award. The Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada (AFMC) last year announced a new award - the AFMC Charles Boelen International Social Accountability Award. Named after Dr Charles Boelen, a world leader in Social Accountability, it aims to celebrate people or organizations whose professional accomplishments are reflective of the principles of social accountability.