WHO Emphasis on PHC Gains International Support Dr. Viviana Martinez Bianchi, WONCA’s WHO Liaison Officer, recently attended the World Health Assembly in Geneva as part of the WONCA Delegation. In an article in this month’s WONCA News she reports on the meeting itself and reflects on the increasing awareness of the need for PHC if Universal Health Coverage is to become truly universal. You can read her full report in WONCA News: https://www.globalfamilydoctor.com/News/WHOEmphasisonPHCgainsinternationalsupport.aspx
WONCA Emergency Medicine conference
The WONCA Special Interest Group on Emergency Medicine, together with the GP Association of Nepal, will hold the 1st International WONCA Emergency Medicine Seminar (WEMSEM 2019) in Hotel Shankar, Kathmandu Nepal on 9th and 10th August 2019. Abstract deadline for submission was 1st July, but any late submissions will also be considered. Further details are available at http://www.gpeman.org.np World
Family Doctor Day: 2019 reports
World Family Doctor Day (FDD) – 19th May - was first declared by WONCA in 2010 and it has become a day to highlight the role and contribution of family doctors in health care systems around the world. This year we decided to highlight the role of family doctors in providing life- long care to their patients – “from cradle to grave”. We especially wanted to emphasise that family doctors have a key role in the management of children and also their pivotal role in palliative and end of life care. Read some of the many reports received form Member Organizations about the activities which took place on this important day in our calendar.
WONCA 2020 World Conference: Call for Abstracts
For the first time in its history, WONCA partners with an Arab-based organization to host its WONCA World Conference. Taking place on November 25-29, 2020 in Abu Dhabi, UAE, the 23rd WONCA World Conference of Family Doctors (WONCA 2020) promise to be the largest gathering of practitioners, researchers and policy-makers involved in family medicine, in 2020. The conference recently launched its call for abstracts for workshops and symposia. In line with WONCA’s mission to improve world population’s quality of life, proposals on global health, policy, health promotion, clinical practice, education, innovation and others are welcome.