Working Party News
WONCA Mental Health Consultancy in Moldova
Members of the WONCA Working Party on Mental Health are participating in a major policy initiative to help Moldova move from institutional to community-based mental health care. In collaboration with the European Association for Communication in Healthcare (EACH) and NIVEL in the Netherlands, and with coordination from Trimbos, we are running a series of 'train the trainer' courses.
Network for Rural medical students being formed
Mayara Floss and John Wynn-Jones have been working with IFMSA (International Federation of Medical Student Associations) to establish a World Rural Medical Student Network (WRMSN).
Rural Round-up: Scott Kellerman - what we have in common
Bwindi Community Hospital, adjacent to the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest of southwestern Uganda, is a 120 bed hospital rated as one of the best in Uganda. The hospital’s original focus was addressing the health care of the Batwa pygmies, the original inhabitants of the Bwindi Forest.
Working Party on the Environment to have presence in Rio
Dr Enrique Falceto de Barros, Pro-Tem Chair WONCA Working Party on the Environment, message to members of the working party encouraging their participation in the WONCA World conference coming to Rio in November this year.
Rural Round-up: reflections on three years
John Wynn-Jones write: On behalf of the WONCA Working Party on Rural Practice (WWPRP), I wish you all a Happy and Prosperous New Year. We are coming to the end of our latest triennium and it’s a good time to reflect on what we have achieved and what we need to do in the next three years.
Research Workshop at WONCA Istanbul
A one-day workshop on Research in Primary Health Care was organised by a joint collaboration between the European General Practice Research Network and the Vasco da Gama Movement during the VdGM preconference in Istanbul