World Family Doctor day coming soon!
In only two weeks we celebrate World Family Doctor Day (FDD) on May 19. WONCA’s Member Organizations are making plans for their various celebrations and in June we hope to publish some of these.
Rural story on Northern Ireland crisis goes viral
In recent weeks a story on the Primary Care crisis in Northern Ireland written by our colleague Michael Smyth has stimulated enormous discussion on the WONCA Working Party on Rural practice google group. If you are not a member, find out what all the fuss is about as Michael writes for WONCA News.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.