Working Party News
Rural round up: The World of Rural Health
John Wynn-Jones, Chair of the WONCA Working Party on Rural Practice speaks of his hopes for the 14th WONCA Rural health conference coming up in Cairns at the end of April.
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
WICC report 2015-16
WICC is the WONCA International Classification Committee, the oldest working committee of WONCA. The WICC currently has 45 members from 29 countries. "A classification is much more than the annoying outflow of bureaucrats. Instead it is a tool to separate the fuzzy world into disjunctive categories in order to make it countable and statistically describable."
WONCA Working Party for Mental Health Activity Plan 2016-18
The aim of the working party is to enhance global equity of access to high quality primary mental health care. Our objectives are to improve internal structures, offer mental health guidance for WONCA members and provide global leadership on primary mental health care. Here are the activities planned for the next two years.
Mental Health Matters - news after Rio
Prof Chris Dowrick the new chair of the WONCA Working Party on Mental Health (WWPMH) intends a regular series of bulletins to keep you all in touch with latest developments and activities for our Working Party. Here is news following on from Rio.
WONCA Rural comes to Cairns Australia, in April 2017
The 14th WONCA World Rural Health Conference will be held at the Cairns Convention Centre, Australia, from 29 April to 2 May 2017. The conference will be based around themes most relevant to all rural and remote health practitioners. These include social and environmental determinants of health; leadership, education and workforce; social accountability and social capital, and rural clinical practices: people and services.
Donate or register for bursaries to attend WONCA Rural Conference
“Young Doctors”, doctors from developing countries, and medical students, are invited to apply for bursaries to support them to attend the WONCA Rural Health Conference which will be held in Cairns, Australia from 29 April -2 May 2017.
Others are invited to support bursaries for colleagues or medical students.
Rural round-up : from Norway to Rio: three locations, three messages
John Wynn- Jones writes: I have just returned from a remarkable international symposium in Norway on the research associated with generalism in rural practice, which was hosted by the Centre for Rural Medicine at the University of Tromso. Although the term rural generalism appears to be new, it is really a reaffirmation of the fact that doctors working in rural & isolated communities are by nature generalists. Good rural doctors, who have such a wide scope of practice have to be good generalists.