Chloé Perdrix writes: primary care in Thailand, Laos and Cambodia.
Chloé Perdrix, a young French GP is travelling around Asia. This month she visits the WONCA secretariat in Bangkok and then travels to Laos and Cambodia. "After Thailand, a new adventure began. We decided to go to Vientiane, capital of Laos and buy two bikes to cycle along Mekong river to its delta, in Vietnam... "
Common mental health disorders: what about work?
WONCA News has begun a regular feature on the subject of Occupational Health including useful resources for clinical practice. In this contribution, Frank and Peter present reflections for the GP when confronted with ‘common mental disorders’ related to work.
A British GP visits Misiones in rural Argentina
Dr Debbie Hipps is a young British doctor who recently took sabbatical leave and undertook volunteer work in primary care in remote Argentina. Read more about her experiences.
WONCA Annual Report 2013-14
WONCA CEO, Dr Garth Manning has announced WONCA's first ever Annual Report covering the period July 2013 to June 2014 - produced to keep our Member Organizations, Organizations in Collaborative Relationship, Direct Members, and other interested organizations and individuals informed of the progress of WONCA,
between World Council meetings.
Chloé Perdrix writes: Medicine in the Jungle in Malaysia.
Chloe writes from Malaysia - Now is the next chapter of the trip : sharing primary care experiences in Asia through articles in WONCA’s news and thanks to mini Family Medicine 360 exchanges during the coming year.
Pledge on Worker’s Health - a ten year incubation period
In the Pledge on Workers’ Health (made by WONCA and the International Commission on Occupational Health, both organisations state their intent to start addressing, together with the WHO, “gaps in services, research and policies for the health and safety of workers, and better integrate occupational health in primary care settings, to the benefit of all workers and their families.”
Michael Kidd honoured by his peers
WONCA President, Professor Michael Kidd was today honoured by his Australian peers. He received the the Rose-Hunt Award - the highest accolade awarded by the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP). He also delivered a memorable oration at the Academic Session of the RACGP conference
Primary Health Care & Workers’ Health
In coming months, WONCA News will feature regular articles on the subject of Occupational Health including useful resources for clinical practice. This month we revisit the recent statement on worker’s health.
Chloé Perdrix - a French GP travels Asia
Dr Chloe Perdrix is a young GP from France who has embarked on a year of travel in Asia, finding out about working in other countries. This is the introduction to her story which WONCA News will follow for the next year.
Ramnik and Jyoti Parekh create a scholarship for young doctors
Drs Ramnik and Jyoti Parekh have created a scholarship for young family medicine doctors in the South Asia region towards supporting their participation in regional exchanges, global exchange program FM360 and WONCA conferences. Find out more about Ramnik and Jyoti and the scholarship.