WONCA and WHO News
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.
Rural round up: The development of the Rural Family Medicine Café
Mayara Floss is a keynote speaker at the WONCA World Rural health conference coming to Cairns, Australia from 29 April- 2 May 2017. she created the Rural Family Medicine Café to provide a forum to discuss Rural Health and has now written a "how to" manual so others can expand on the rural cafe movement
WHO Technical Series on Safer Primary Care
The Technical Series on Safer Primary Care is a series of nine monographs, which explore the magnitude and nature of harm of each topic in the primary care setting, and provides potential solutions and practical next steps for improvement.
Viviana Martinez-Bianchi – new WONCA WHO Liaison
Dr Viviana Martinez-Bianchi from USA and Argentina was elected in Rio, as a Member-at-Large on the WONCA World executive and is the new WONCA WHO Liaison person. She reports on the WHO presence and presentations at our recent World conference in Rio.
WHO Framework on integrated people-centred health services website
At the Sixty-ninth World Health Assembly Member States officially adopted the Framework on integrated people-centred health services (IPCHS) and its supporting resolution, formally giving the WHO Secretariat the mandate to work across the organization to support the implementation, national adaptation and operationalization of the Framework. The new website aims to be a steward for the Framework
High-level UN Commission recommends reform of health systems
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set an ambitious agenda to improve the lives of all. Recent outbreaks have additionally confirmed the urgency of building resilient health systems and strengthening global health security. Health workers and health employment reside at the heart of the SDG agenda.
WHO EMRO video on family practice
WHO Eastern Mediterranean Regional Office has produced an advocacy video on family practice. Prof Michael Kidd, WONCA President, was invited to provide some words from WONCA for inclusion in the video
WHO global survey on the use of CT in asymptomatic individuals
WHO is conducting a global survey on the use of computed tomography (CT) in asymptomatic individuals for individual health assessment to gather information on the current status of this practice, and results are to be presented in Rio.
WHO Framework on integrated people-centred health services
On 28 May 2016 at the Sixty-ninth World Health Assembly, WHO Member States officially adopted the Framework on integrated people-centred health services (IPCHS) and its resolution on “Strengthening integrated, people-centred health services”, formally giving the WHO Secretariat the mandate to work on this new programmatic area.