Online Book: Family Practice in the EMR

Family Practice in the Eastern Mediterranean Region -
Universal Health Coverage and Quality Primary Care

The WONCA and WHO joint book on family practice, Edited by Hassan Salah • Michael Kidd, is available now on the following WHO website and the Arabic version will be published in late August.

This joint publication from the World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Organization of Family Doctors (WONCA) is the first book to provide an in-depth analysis of the state of family practice in the 22 countries spread over North Africa, the Middle East and Western Asia, i.e. the Eastern Mediterranean Region (EMR). It shares perspectives and advice from global and regional leaders on how family practice can be introduced and strengthened in high-, middle- and low-income countries.

Key Features:
• The first book on family practice and primary health care in the Eastern Mediterranean Region
• Practical lessons learned from the implementation of the family practice model, from within and outside the region
• Dedicated regional chapters cover topics appropriate and specific to the implementation of family practice in each country in the EMR
• Sharing important insights from the work taking place across the region, this book will be invaluable to policy makers, health professionals, health educators, students and researchers in public health, and the wider public

The editors:
Hassan Salah is a medical doctor and Regional Advisor Primary Health Care and leads the team on Integrated Service Delivery at WHO Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean.
Michael Kidd is a family doctor, past president of the World Organization of Family Doctors (WONCA)

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