Working Party News
Rural round-up : A look at telehealth
Dr Jo Scott-Jones of New Zealand and Dr Kate Dawson of Scotland (NHS) write about telehealth - Following the lead of the USA and Australia three years ago we developed a Rural Health Alliance in New Zealand, bringing together 40 different organisations that have an interest in the health and wellbeing of rural communities.
Rural Roundup: Rabia Afridi in collaboration with Sameena Shah
A story from Pakistan - Dr Rabi Afridi moves to a remote area of Pakistan and commences work in charge of a Basic Health Unit. "My name is Rabia Afridi, the youngest and most pampered of my family. I was born into a Pathan family from the North West province of Pakistan"
Rural Health Stories – a Pakistan example, Dr Sanam Shah
Aa sample story has been submitted from the rural areas of Pakistan by Dr Sanam Shah. You will realise after reading this story that why there is need for accessible, affordable and quality healthcare in rural areas. She has written it so beautifully that you can almost feel and visualise the situation faced by doctor as well as the patient.
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.