Working Party News
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.
WONCA Policy on eHealth
WONCA has launched its new policy statement on eHealth developed by the WONCA Working Party on eHealth. The statement on eHealth calls for information technology that supports the family doctor in providing patient-centered care that has high quality and is safe.
World Mental Health Day (October 10) educational material
World Mental Health Day (10 October) is a day for global mental health education, awareness and advocacy. Professor Gabriel Ivbijaro current
President WFMH (World Federation for Mental Health) encourages us all to promote the day.