Dr Halfdan Mahler, WHO’s third Director-General, dies at 93
Prof Michael Kidd, WONCA Immediate Past President directs us to an announcment by the WHO that Dr Halfdan Mahler, the third WHO Director-General has died. Prof Kidd says "He is being hailed, I think appropriately, as a hero of global public health and primary health care."
WONCA Europe Prague 2017
We are delighted to invite you to the 22nd WONCA Europe Conference that will be held in Prague, Czech Republic from June 28 to July 1, 2017. Abstract submission and registration is open.
WONCA Awards 2016 - winners
At the WONCA World conference in Rio, various WONCA award winners were announced. Many winners are well known leaders in WONCA and family medicine.
WONCA Executive 2016-18
WONCA World has a new Executive Committee who will serve until November 2016.Our first woman President,, Prof Amanda Howe, has just taken over from Prof Michael Kidd.
Introducing Victor Ng and Miguel Pizzanelli - new SIG convenors
At the Rio conference several new WONCA Special Interest Groups (SIGs) were announced. This month we feature the convenors of two of these, namely Dr Victor Ng of Canada (SIG on Emergency Medicine) and Dr Miguel Pizzanelli of Uruguay (SIG on Quaternary Prevention and Overmedicalization).
Marc Rivo, WONCA Fellow – what is he doing now?
Marc Rivo, MD MPH, past WONCA editor (2001-2010) of WONCA News, received the prestigious WONCA Fellowship, in Rio, in November 2016. The current WONCA Editor asked him to write about his activities and passions. Marc is President of the Southeast Region of the American Friends of Bar Ilan University, and supporter with his wife Karen of the BIU Medical School and its Department of Population Health. He has chosen to write about his involvement in the BIU hoping it is of interest to WONCA Members.
Visit to two Rio health clinics
WONCA Editor, Karen Flegg and WONCA South Asia Rural leader, Pratyush Kumar, paid visits to primary care clinics in the progressive Brazilian Health System. Here are their impressions.