Announcements and Updates
WONCA Global Jobs Board
WONCA CEO, Garth Manning, has written a letter to member organisations informing them of an exciting development of a new global jobs board on the WONCA website.
Montegut Scholarships -Africa and Iberoamericana regions
The time has come to seek applications from doctors from these two regions for Montegut scholarships, allowing one doctor from each region to attend regional conferences in August. This year there will be two awards for the Africa region and one for the Iberoamericana region.
The Lancet Commission on Essential Medicines Policies
In mid 2014 The Lancet commissioned a group of 21 independent experts in a variety of disciplines to generate a report on Essential Medicines Policies to be published in late 2016. Dr Lembit Rägo, Secretary-General, CIOMS shares the report.
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."
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.
STFM Foundation International Scholarship
The Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM) Foundation supports the sharing of expertise among those who want to advance the family medicine model throughout the world. One scholarship recipient is selected each year and receives funding to attend the STFM Annual Spring Conference.
Global “One Health Day” – November 3, 2016
Three leading international One Health groups, the One Health Commission, One Health Initiative Autonomous pro bono Team, and the Health Platform Foundation are partnering to create a global “One Health Day” on November 3.
Zika virus information
WONCA CEO, Dr Garth Manning has recently been in South America preparing for the coming WONCA world conference in Rio. He provides this summary of WHO information on the Zika virus.