WONCA Rural comes to Cairns Australia, in April 2017
The 14th WONCA World Rural Health Conference will be held at the Cairns Convention Centre, Australia, from 29 April to 2 May 2017. The conference will be based around themes most relevant to all rural and remote health practitioners. These include social and environmental determinants of health; leadership, education and workforce; social accountability and social capital, and rural clinical practices: people and services.
Donate or register for bursaries to attend WONCA Rural Conference
“Young Doctors”, doctors from developing countries, and medical students, are invited to apply for bursaries to support them to attend the WONCA Rural Health Conference which will be held in Cairns, Australia from 29 April -2 May 2017.
Others are invited to support bursaries for colleagues or medical students.
Launched in Rio - Rio Statement and resources
The WONCA Rio statement was launched By Professor Michael Kidd at the opening ceremony of the WONCA World conference held recently in Rio. He also launched the following items developed in the last triennium.
Viviana Martinez-Bianchi – new WONCA WHO Liaison
Dr Viviana Martinez-Bianchi from USA and Argentina was elected in Rio, as a Member-at-Large on the WONCA World executive and is the new WONCA WHO Liaison person. She reports on the WHO presence and presentations at our recent World conference in Rio.
Bursaries help colleagues to attend Rio
WONCA Europe and WONCA World organised a bursary call and offered funding for colleagues to attend the 21st WONCA World Conference and the 17 winners traveled to Rio de Janeiro
La primera mujer Presidenta: Un punto de vista persona de Río de Janeiro
La Profesora Amanda Howe del Reino Unido ha asumido el cargo de Presidenta de WONCA, y será nuestra primera mujer presidente. La toma de posesión tuvo lugar en el Congreso mundial de WONCA en Río de Janeiro a prinicpios de este noviembre de 2016. Compartimos aquí su visión personal del Congreso de Río.
WONCA Rio statement 2016
At the WONCA World conference opening ceremony, in Rio de Janeiro, WONCA President, Prof Michael Kidd released the “Rio Statement” calling for all countries to increase the number of family doctors to achieve high quality comprehensive primary care and universal health coverage.
WHO Framework on integrated people-centred health services website
At the Sixty-ninth World Health Assembly Member States officially adopted the Framework on integrated people-centred health services (IPCHS) and its supporting resolution, formally giving the WHO Secretariat the mandate to work across the organization to support the implementation, national adaptation and operationalization of the Framework. The new website aims to be a steward for the Framework