WONCA and WHO News
High-Level Commission on Health Employment and Economic Growth
WONCA has provided a submission to the Commission through the recent public call for contributions issued by the Expert Group of the Commission, and Professor Ruth Wilson (WONCA President North America region) participated in a face-to-face consultation with health professional organisations on 11th April in Geneva.
WHO document "Communicating radiation risks in paediatric imaging"
WHO has just published the document “Communicating radiation risks in paediatric imaging: Information to support health care discussions about benefit and risk”. This document is intended to be a tool for health care providers to communicate about risks associated with paediatric imaging procedures.
WHO EMRO reports on WONCA conference
The WHO intranet reports on the recent WONCA East Mediterranean region conference.. and do watch the great video "Family practice: towards universal health coverage."
WONCA remains an 'organization in official relations" with WHO
WHO has confirmed that WONCA has had its "Organization in Official Relations" status renewed for a further three years. The decision was confirmed at the 138th session of the WHO Executive Board and detailed in a letter to the WONCA CEO .
WHO short survey on Universal Health Coverage
Call for contributions! – short survey with a short deadline (15 February)! You can help WHO to better understand people’s needs and values about UHC. Your contribution, by completing this short survey of four questions, will offer new insights into how health systems can be more responsive, accessible and of high-quality in your context.
From the CEO's desk: recent and future meetings
This month the WONCA CEO reflects on two WHO meetings that he has been to recently (on cardiovascular disease and ageing & health respectively) as well as next year's WONCA conferences. Finally, at the end of the year, seasons greetings are extended to all colleagues
WHO call to protect health from climate change
With less than two weeks away from the climate change negotiations in Paris (COP-21), please take a moment, if you haven’t done so, and sign the WHO Call to Action on health and climate change
WHO mental health guidelines updated
The World Health Organisation has recently updated its mhGAP guidelines for the management of common mental health problems in low and middle income countries.
WONCA works closely with WHO and offers consultancy services in support of mhGAP.