Working Party News
Pacific Rim Indigenous doctors meet in Taiwan
WONCA President Prof Michael Kidd sent a video address to PRIDoC 2014 (Pacific Rim Indigenous Doctors conference) held in Hualien, Taiwan. Prof Kidd talk about the importance of the work that WONCA is doing in the indigenous and minority groups health issues .
Rural round-up: the proofing is in the practice
The phrase “The proof is in the pudding” became increasingly popular in the United States during the 1950s while its origins can be traced abroad and to as early the 14th century. Here in the US family physicians find themselves in times of unprecedented political, technological and social change in the midst of healthcare reform.
Rural Round-up: Being Rural - exploring sustainable solutions for remote and rural healthcare
Miles Mack, Chair-elect of the RCGP Scotland writes: Scotland is by no means unusual in having difficulties in recruiting to remote and rural posts. At present there are many isolated mainland and island practices that are unable to recruit and in many places the Health Boards have been forced to employ short term locums or even take over the running of practices to ensure patients are provided with the care they need
Mental Health Gap Action Programme Forum 2014
WONCA was represented at the annual Mental Health Gap Action Program (mhGAP) meeting, which this year took place September 4-5 at the World Health Organization premises, Geneva.
Next year's Lille Mental Health conference
WONCA is pleased to have endorsed the "Mental Health for all, connecting people and sharing experience" conference coming to Lille, in France, in April next year. The chair of WONCA's Working Party on Mental Health, Luis Gálvez invited colleagues to attend.
Gramado abstracts online
Did you miss the WONCA Rural Health conference in Gramado - abstracts are now available online. English and Portuguese
Rural Round-up : the John Macleod Oration 2014
Prof Roger Strasser, inaugural chair of the WONCA Working Party on Rural Practice delivered the 2014 John Macleod oration at Gramado. The oration is titled "Improving the Health of Rural People through Health Workforce Policy"