Friday 8th February 2019
WONCA News – February 2019
The latest WONCA News (February 2019) has just been published and can be accessed at https://www.wonca.net/News.aspx
WONCA signs MOU with WHO
The major news this month is that on 28th January WONCA signed a landmark MOU with WHO. WONCA President, Donald Li, and Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director General of WHO signed on behalf of both organisations, reflecting the crucial role played by family medicine in achieving the goal of Universal Health Coverage. The MOU offers all our members and Member Organisations an official entry point to build even closer collaboration with WHO colleagues globally. Read more about this tremendous milestone: https://www.wonca.net/News/WONCA-WHOMOU.aspx
“WONCA is a big family: fellow members from different places of the world celebrate their New Year’s Day at different times. As a home-grown Chinese from Hong Kong, Lunar New Year (or Chinese New Year) is always my favourite festival”.
Dr Donald Li describes Lunar (or Chinese) New Year and what it means to him and all Chinese across the globe.
New Chair for the WONCA SIG on Migrant Care
Dr Guus Busser of Netherlands has taken over as Chair of the WONCA SIG on Migrant Care from Dr Maria van den Muijsenbergh. Ten years ago, at the WONCA Europe conference in Istanbul, a small group took the initiative to start a Special Interest Group on migrant care; a year later they combined their SIG with the existing SIG on travel medicine and since then the SIG has gone from strength to strength. In recent years migrant health has become an increasingly important issue in many parts of the world, and migrant health workshops at many WONCA conferences have been at full capacity. Find out more about this very active SIG: https://www.wonca.net/News/NewChairforSIGonMigrant.aspx
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