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WONCA E-Update
Friday 16th November 2018


WONCA News – October 2018
As a result of the WONCA Council and conference, closely followed by the WHO meeting in Astana to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Alma Ata, there will be no WONCA News in November.  However you can still access the October 2018 edition on the WONCA website with all news, views and information.

Three WONCA PHC Books Launched
Three important WONCA publications were launched recently at the world conference in Seoul:

Family Practice in the Eastern Mediterranean Region: Universal Health Coverage and Quality Primary Care  Edited by Michael Kidd and Hassan Saleh (WHO EMRO) this is the first book to analyze in depth the current causes of shortage of family physicians and the relative weakness of the family practice model in many countries in the Eastern Mediterranean Region.

How to Do Primary Care Research  Edited by Felicity Goodyear-Smith and Bob Mash, this is a practical ‘How To’ guide,  talking the reader step-by-step through designing, conducting and disseminating primary care research, a growing discipline internationally.

Primary Health Care around the World: Recommendations for International Policy and Development edited by Chris van Weel and Amanda Howe.  This unique book is the first to bring together primary care experiences from around the world, with emphasis on non-Western regions. Utilising published articles that profile different countries’ primary health care, accompanied by expert commentaries, the book consolidates global primary health care information over the past decade.

More details of these and other WONCA publications can be found on our website.

Webinar on Adolescent Health in Spanish
For those from our Spanish speaking communities we have been informed of a forthcoming webinar on adolescent health, being coordinated by UNFPA.
Únase a la OPS y UNFPA el jueves, 29 de noviembre, 11:00-12:30 EST para un webinar sobre salud universal para adolescentes.  Inscríbase aquí:

WONCA Asia Pacific 2019 : Kyoto

WONCA’s Asia Pacific Region will take place in Kyoto, Japan, and hosted by the Japan Primary Care Association, from 15th to 19th May with the theme of “Medical generalists; bringing forward a brighter future”.  Key dates include:

Call for symposia / workshops – up to 30th November 2018

Call for papers – up to 15th January 2019

Early Bird registration – up to 15th January 2019

Full details of the conference can be found at