Anna Stavdal's vision for WONCA Europe
Anna Stavdal of Norway is the new president of WONCA Europe. She outlines her plans for the region for the coming two years. - To provide our populations with primary medical care of high quality, we need to be recognized by colleagues and politicians as key players of the primary care team.
WONCA Europe Prague 2017 - Abstracts deadline closing
WONCA Europe's conference will be held in Prague from June 28 to July 1, 2017. Due to a high level of interest from participants, we are pleased to announce that the abstract submission deadline has been extended to January 15, 2017.
SIG on NCDs reports on Rio
The new WONCA Special Interest Group (SIG) on Non Communicable Diseases (NCDs) has participated in the 2016 Conference in Rio de Janeiro with different activities. Convenor, Dr Domingo Orozco-Beltran reports.
WHO Technical Series on Safer Primary Care
The Technical Series on Safer Primary Care is a series of nine monographs, which explore the magnitude and nature of harm of each topic in the primary care setting, and provides potential solutions and practical next steps for improvement.
WONCA Working Party for Mental Health Activity Plan 2016-18
The aim of the working party is to enhance global equity of access to high quality primary mental health care. Our objectives are to improve internal structures, offer mental health guidance for WONCA members and provide global leadership on primary mental health care. Here are the activities planned for the next two years.
Mental Health Matters - news after Rio
Prof Chris Dowrick the new chair of the WONCA Working Party on Mental Health (WWPMH) intends a regular series of bulletins to keep you all in touch with latest developments and activities for our Working Party. Here is news following on from Rio.
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."