WONCA News: March 2017
The latest WONCA News (March 2017) has just been published and is accessible via the WONCA website, with lots of WONCA news, views and events.
From the President: March 2017
In her column this month, the president, Amanda Howe, speaks of meeting attendances at WHO and the OECD and tells us what she has been busy working on. “I attended the Executive Board of WHO in late January with Dr Manning. Much of the Assembly was preoccupied with the election of the next Secretary General, which will occur in May 2017. There were several items on the agenda where we gave statements on behalf of WONCA – on workforce, and also migrant health.”
Rural round up: The World of Rural Health
John Wynn-Jones, Chair of the WONCA Working Party on Rural Practice speaks of his hopes for the 14th WONCA Rural health conference coming up in Cairns at the end of April. And the conference organisers provide more information on post-conference workshops, the post-conference study tour to New Zealand, accommodation and transport (not to mention visas for those who need them). See this latest information.
Montegut Scholarships: Africa and Iberoamericana regions
The time has come to seek applications from doctors from these two regions for Montegut scholarships, allowing one doctor from each region to attend regional conferences in August. This year there will be two awards for the Africa region and one for the Iberoamericana region.
This month our President-elect, Donald Li from Hong Kong is one of our featured doctors, as is the new chair of our Working Party on Quality and Safety, María-Pilar Astier-Peña, who is from Spain.