WONCA E-Update
Friday 29th March 2019

WONCA News – March 2019
The latest WONCA News (March 2019) has just been published and can be accessed at https://www.globalfamilydoctor.com/news/newsletterarticle/march2019.aspx

World Family Doctor Day
World Family Doctor Day – 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 especially want to highlight the role of family doctors in providing life- long care to their patients – “Family doctors – caring for you for the whole of your life”.  We especially want 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. As before, WONCA has made generic FDD posters available via the WONCA website, and the FDD logo is also available.  For much more information, and links to posters and materials, go to: https://www.globalfamilydoctor.com/member/ForMemberOrganizations/WorldFamilyDoctorDay

WONCA Working Party on the Environment
WONCA is fortunate to have many Working Parties (WPs) and Special Interest Groups (SIGs) doing great work on behalf of the organization.  One of our most active WPs is the WP on the Environment and much of their emphasis is on the effects on the health of our patients and ourselves of climate change.  You can read an update on the work of this group in this month’s WONCA News.

Further Reminder:  WONCA Asia Pacific Region conference in Kyoto, Japan

A further reminder that this year’s WONCA Asia Pacific Region conference will take place in Kyoto, Japan, from 15th to 18th May.  Professor Nobu Ban of the Host Organizing Committee has provided a final update on this major event in the Asia Pacific calendar.