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.
WONCA president and editor visit clinic near Lisbon
While in Lisbon to attend the recent WONCA Europe conference, the WONCA President, Michael Kidd and WONCA editor, Karen Flegg, were invited by local GP, Dr Carlos Canhota, to visit his unit which is part of a health centre and meet some of the staff. Our visit was to the ACES Lisboa Ocidental e Oeiras.
MH 17: WONCA grieves
WONCA is greatly saddened by the tragic loss of Malaysian Airlines Flight 017 and the dreadful loss of life.
WONCA's Lisbon Declaration
On July 6, 2014 at the closing ceremony of the WONCA Europe conference in Lisbon, the Lisbon Declaration was signed by WONCA Europe President, Prof Job F M Metsemakers; President of the Portuguese Association of General Practice and Family Medicine, Prof João Sequeira Carlos; and Dr Peter Sloane, incoming President of the Vasco da Gama Movement.
Family Doctor day - more reports
World Family Doctor day has generated a lot of interest from around the globe. More reports have been received from Bangladesh, the Caribbean, Lebanon and Turkey
Rural health clinic visits in Kuching, Malaysia
At the recent WONCA Asia Pacific region conference, visits to rural health clinics were offered by the Host Organising Committee. The WONCA Editor joined another Australian colleague and four colleagues from Japan on one of the visit programs.
"At the doctor's side"- a documentary trilogy
Well known Swiss family doctor, Dr Bruno Kissling is this month's featured doctor. His work as a family doctor was recently filmed in one of three documentaries made by Dr Sylviane Gindrat about the working life of six Swiss family doctors - "At the Doctor's Side"
WONCA rural practice award presented to Dr Bruce Chater
The WONCA Working Party on Rural Practice Award for Outstanding Service to Rural Practice presented to Dr Bruce Chater, of Queensland, Australia, at the WONCA World Rural Health Conference, Gramado, Brazil, April 2014