WONCA EMR workshop in Egypt

Date: September, 3, 2015
Venue: Center of Educational System International Cairo –Egypt

In close collaboration with Egyptian family medicine association, WONCA EMR president Dr Mohammed Tarawneh and WONCA EMR treasurer Dr Oraib Alsmadi participated in a workshop under the title “Support the role of specialized federation for health system improvement NGOs in the field of family medicine”

This workshop aimed to strengthen the role of civil societies in supporting family medicine specialty in Egypt, in addition to the MOH and Universities support, the workshop started with welcome speech by Dr Taghreed Farhat EFMA president , then Prof Wajidah Anwar the president of the specialized federation for health system improvement ,both addressed in their speech the importance of involving the large number of civil societies( thousands) exists in Egypt and working in different fields such as health and other fields to strengthen and increase the community involvement in health issues, they emphasized on the role of some health NGOs on universal health coverage education such as Egyptian society for quality control, Egypt health society, integrated services society , Egyptian environmental society , where most of them belongs to the Ministry of social support.

The participants in the workshop represent different organizations such as government, individuals, civil societies, private sector and others. Dr Tarawneh addressed in his speech the role of WONCA in supporting such activities related to education and training.in addition Al-Razi Young Family Doctors president Dr Nagwa Nashat, demonstrate the movement objectives too.

The workshop also highlighted the importance of integrating the family medicine programs in undergraduate and postgraduate training programs, in addition to explain the role and activities conducted by the civil societies.

Mohammed Ibrahim Tarawneh (pictured at right speaking at the meeting)
WONCA East Mediterranean Region (EMR) President