WONCA Executive 2016-18
WONCA World has a new Executive Committee who will serve until November 2016.Our first woman President,, Prof Amanda Howe, has just taken over from Prof Michael Kidd.
Introducing Victor Ng and Miguel Pizzanelli - new SIG convenors
At the Rio conference several new WONCA Special Interest Groups (SIGs) were announced. This month we feature the convenors of two of these, namely Dr Victor Ng of Canada (SIG on Emergency Medicine) and Dr Miguel Pizzanelli of Uruguay (SIG on Quaternary Prevention and Overmedicalization).
Marc Rivo, WONCA Fellow – what is he doing now?
Marc Rivo, MD MPH, past WONCA editor (2001-2010) of WONCA News, received the prestigious WONCA Fellowship, in Rio, in November 2016. The current WONCA Editor asked him to write about his activities and passions. Marc is President of the Southeast Region of the American Friends of Bar Ilan University, and supporter with his wife Karen of the BIU Medical School and its Department of Population Health. He has chosen to write about his involvement in the BIU hoping it is of interest to WONCA Members.
Visit to two Rio health clinics
WONCA Editor, Karen Flegg and WONCA South Asia Rural leader, Pratyush Kumar, paid visits to primary care clinics in the progressive Brazilian Health System. Here are their impressions.
The first woman President - a personal world view from Rio
Prof Amanda Howe of the UK has just taken office as WONCA President, and is our first woman president. The handover occurred at the WONCA World conference in Rio in early November 2016. Here is her personal world view from Rio.
La première présidente - une vue personnelle du monde de Rio
Professeur Amanda Howe vient de prendre ses fonctions en tant que Présidente de WONCA et première femme à ce poste. La passation des pouvoirs a eu lieu à la Conférence mondiale de WONCA à Rio au début novembre 2016. Voici, de Rio, sa vision personnelle du monde.
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.
Launched in Rio - Rio Statement and resources
The WONCA Rio statement was launched By Professor Michael Kidd at the opening ceremony of the WONCA World conference held recently in Rio. He also launched the following items developed in the last triennium.