WONCA E-Update 16th August 2019

WONCA News – July 2019 The latest WONCA News (July 2019) has just been published and can be accessed at https://www.globalfamilydoctor.com/News/NewsletterArticle/July2019.aspx

From the CEO’s Desk: Two new WONCA Special Interest Groups This month Dr Garth Manning highlights two new WONCA Special Interest Groups (SIGs) which the WONCA Executive have approved.

SIG on Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) Care looks especially at the health care of both Adolescents (10-18years) and Young Adults (18 to 24 years), which has largely been ignored both at a global and local level under the presumption that they were healthy and in no need of care. Yet today’s world is inhabited by the largest generation of 10 to 24 years old in human history.

SIG on LGBTQ Health. As family doctors we are responsible to provide the highest quality of clinical care possible to patients regardless of each patient’s gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, race, age, ethnicity, and socio-economic status. This was reflected in the WONCA Statement on LGBTQ, drawn up by WONCA’s Organizational Equity Committee and strongly endorsed by WONCA Council in Korea in October 2018.

Featured Doctor: Dr Tesshu Kusaba (Japan) One of this month’s featured doctors is Dr Tesshu Kusaba from Japan. He is the current President of the Japan Primary Care Association (JPCA) and has been working as a family doctor at Motowanishi Family Clinic in Muroran City of Hokkaido, since 2003. 

WP on Women and Family Medicine: Africa meeting At the WONCA Africa conference in Uganda in June, WONCA’s Working Party on Women and Family Medicine (WWPWFM) held a one-day pre-conference meeting. During the conference itself there was a ceremony to present the Atai Omoruto Award, jointly presented to Drs Jessie Mbamba and Moyosore Makinde. Touchingly, two of Atai’s daughters were there to share in the award ceremony. Read more at: https://www.globalfamilydoctor.com/News/WorkingPartyonWomenandFamilyMedicinemeetinAfrica.aspx

WONCA South Asia conference 2019 A reminder that this year’s WONCA South Asia Region conference will take place in Lahore, Pakistan, from 22nd to 24thNovember. The theme is “Primary care – complete health care”. Further details can be found on the WONCA website at: https://www.globalfamilydoctor.com/Conferences/SouthAsiaregionconference.aspx

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