The more we can do to prepare for adverse situations, whether it is a disaster or a locality based upheaval of some sort, the more likely it is that family doctors will be in a position to continue to offer the services required, and the more likely it is that patients will continue to have access to those necessary services.
This month I want to report on two visits which I have undertaken recently. The first was to China, to undertake further practice accreditation visits. The second was to Sydney, for a conference planning meeting and site visit relating to WONCA World, Sydney 2022.
Donald Li, WONCA President writes: Earlier this year, during the World Health Assembly, WONCA agreed to lead a piece of work on the importance of the Primary Care Team to achieve Universal Health Coverage. As family doctors we recognize the importance of working with qualified professional colleagues who provide essential interface and inputs to the delivery of a comprehensive primary care system.
A WONCA research team, led by Working Party on Research Chair, Felicity Goodyear-Smith, won two of the grants and therefor conducted two of the studies (on organisation and on financing of primary care). Other members of the research team include WONCA past presidents Amanda Howe, Chris van Weel and Michael Kidd.
The first consultation meeting of the Primary Health Care Measurement and Improvement Initiative of the WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region was held in Cairo WHO EMRO regional office. It was great to see WONCA EMR being given equal billing on this initiative with WHO EMRO, UNICEF and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (which is funding this initiative).
The WONCA World Rural health conference comes to Albuquerque in October. Please consider taking up our invitation to present your passion at the “Rattlesnake Pit” session on the Assembly Day of the World Rural Health Conference in Albuquerque, October 12th.
Del presidente: Septiembre 19
Desde mi punto de vista - Donald Li
Grupo Prevención Cuaternaria - los materiales
Du Président : Septembre 19
Working Party on Research Annual report
SIG on Quaternary Prevention resources
Member Organization news
New Director of Besrour Centre
"Xie Xie Nong" Shanghai Family Doctor Skill Show
EGPRN meets in Tampere
Asia Pacific conference 2020 abstracts
Island Generalist Medicine Symposium
EURIPA Forum welcomes you to the Azores!
A/Prof Pramendra PRASAD - Nepal
Dr Elena KLUSOVA - Spain/Russia