Professor Amanda Howe, our new President, said in 2013 that she would “help with policy messages. In WONCA ... we know what we want to say. I’d work on how we say it – getting
accurate clear briefing documents out, so you can adapt them for use in
your place”. Prof Howe wrote policy bites monthly from June 2013 to October 2016.
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of policy bites.
Policy Bite : Public-private partnerships for PHC
All governments have to decide how to meet the needs of their peoples, and most political elections are based on different beliefs as to how this can best be done. Fundamental issues about how to finance investment for health care and other public sectors require clear thinking and recurrent review of decisions made.
Policy Bite: Migration & refugee health – new challenges
The recent situation of rapid and unplanned migration in Europe has raised my awareness of a situation which many other regions have already experienced. The WONCA Europe conference saw the launch of the ‘Istanbul statement’ on refugee health, and much discussion
Fragmentos de Política: ¿Lo que se mide, se gestiona?
El cliché es, “si no se mide no se gestiona” – o simplemente puede no hacerse. Aunque existen numerosos riesgos asociados con querer medir cosas que no se pueden o no se deben medir, hay una cierta verdad en este dicho.
Policy Bite: What gets measured gets managed?
Prof Amanda Howe is on holidays, so this month’s Policy Bite is written by guest author Dr is Luisa Pettigrew. Luisa is a member of WONCA Executive and our liaison person with the WHO. The cliché is that “if it is not measured it is not managed” - or simply may not be done. Whilst there are numerous pitfalls associated with wanting to measure things that cannot or should not be measured, there is also some underlying truth in this saying.
Policy Bite: Gender and health – a major equity agenda
A new publication from colleagues in the Nederlands came my way this month, and reminded me of why I got involved with WONCA in the 1990s. The report was drawn to my attention by Professor Toine Lagro-Janssen, who was an academic colleague of our Past President Prof Chris van Weel.