Reports from World Family Doctor Day
This year World Family Doctor day (FDD) has been celebrated by more people in more countries. We have been overwhelmed by the number of activities notified. This year we have chosen to feature celebrations from Nepal, as despite the very recent devastation of their country by two earthquakes, the general practitioners of Nepal made a celebration of World Family Doctor day and used it to pay tribute to the victims of the recent tragedy.
Chloé Perdrix writes: Myanmar, an amazing experience
After Vietnam and Laos, we decided to visit Myanmar to discover this country which is known for its wonderful and preserved landscapes, very welcoming population and rich and unique history and culture.
Rural Heroes project launched in Dubrovnik
At the WONCA World Rural Health Conference in Dubrovnik we made the first presentations of stories of some of your rural heroes. Two of those stories are shared this month in WONCA News - Dr Andrija Štampar and Dr John MacLeod.
Welcome to Rural Health in Dubrovnik
The WONCA Working Party on Rural Practice is holding the WONCA World Rural Health conference in Dubrovnik, Croatia this week. Welcome messages were given by the WONCA President and also WONCA Europe Vice President, Anna Stavdal.
World Family Doctor Day - May 19 is our day to celebrate
There are two suggested themes for this year's World Family Doctor Day - “A family doctor for every family” and “Universal Health Coverage”. We also have a new logo and posters which can be downloaded. Read the CEO's message.
Family Medicine Ethiopia Highlights
Dr Dawit Wondimagegn and Dr Brian Cornelson provide an update on the progress of the growth of family medicine in Ethiopia. An oft-quoted Ethiopian proverb is that ‘Slowly slowly the egg will (hatch and) walk.’ This egg is now walking!
WONCA President sends video message to young doctors
WONCA President, Professor Michael Kidd, has sent a video greeting message to Young Doctors attending the 2nd VDGM forum for young doctors of Europe being held in Dublin, Ireland, from February 20-21.