Viviana Martinez-Bianchi – new WONCA WHO Liaison
Dr Viviana Martinez-Bianchi from USA and Argentina was elected in Rio, as a Member-at-Large on the WONCA World executive and is the new WONCA WHO Liaison person. She reports on the WHO presence and presentations at our recent World conference in Rio.
Bursaries help colleagues to attend Rio
WONCA Europe and WONCA World organised a bursary call and offered funding for colleagues to attend the 21st WONCA World Conference and the 17 winners traveled to Rio de Janeiro
La primera mujer Presidenta: Un punto de vista persona de Río de Janeiro
La Profesora Amanda Howe del Reino Unido ha asumido el cargo de Presidenta de WONCA, y será nuestra primera mujer presidente. La toma de posesión tuvo lugar en el Congreso mundial de WONCA en Río de Janeiro a prinicpios de este noviembre de 2016. Compartimos aquí su visión personal del Congreso de Río.
WONCA Rio statement 2016
At the WONCA World conference opening ceremony, in Rio de Janeiro, WONCA President, Prof Michael Kidd released the “Rio Statement” calling for all countries to increase the number of family doctors to achieve high quality comprehensive primary care and universal health coverage.
WHO Framework on integrated people-centred health services website
At the Sixty-ninth World Health Assembly Member States officially adopted the Framework on integrated people-centred health services (IPCHS) and its supporting resolution, formally giving the WHO Secretariat the mandate to work across the organization to support the implementation, national adaptation and operationalization of the Framework. The new website aims to be a steward for the Framework
From the President: final reflections
This is my final report to you as WONCA President and so I would like to share with you some reflections on the huge amount of work that is carried out by WONCA and our dedicated family doctor members and supporters all around the world.
High-level UN Commission recommends reform of health systems
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set an ambitious agenda to improve the lives of all. Recent outbreaks have additionally confirmed the urgency of building resilient health systems and strengthening global health security. Health workers and health employment reside at the heart of the SDG agenda.