WONCA News – March 2020
The latest WONCA News (March 2020) has now been published and can be accessed online
Professor Michael Boland
WONCA very sadly announces the death on 25th March of Professor Michael Boland of Ireland, President of WONCA World from 2001-04. A tribute will appear in next week’s WONCA News.
The WONCA webpage on COVID-19 is now live on the website. It contains various recent articles, including many by our President, Dr Donald Li. It also includes links to useful WHO websites and to other resources, including some from our colleagues at the American Academy of Family Physicians. There are also a number of other links to blogs, and we hope that members will contribute to these pages, to share experiences and advice.
Article co-authored by WONCA President on how GPs in China met the COVID-19 challenge
Contributions and challenges of general practitioners in China fighting against the novel coronavirus crisis, by WONCA President, Dr Donald Li, and Shanzhu Zhu, published in Family Medicine and Community Health.
Italian paper - on characteristics of the Italian COVID-19 fatalities.
We recently received a copy of an Italian paper which examined the key characteristics of those who had died in Italy from COVID-19. English version can be seen here.
Italian version can be accessed here.
WONCA Europe conference POSTPONED
Yet more sad news of postponements and cancellations, with postponement of the WONCA Europe conference, scheduled for Berlin in late June. The organizers are working to re-schedule this event for later in the year and further details will be posted on the WONCA website in due course.
WHO Mental Health recommendations on COVID-19
IASC Briefing note on COVID-19 (Just endorsed formally by IASC Head- Emergency Relief Coordinator and IASC Principals)
Stress coping during COVID-19
For children during COVID-19
Mental Health consideration to different groups including health workers during COVID-19 is also on WHO website
Addressing Social Stigma
WONCA World Abu Dhabi – abstract deadline EXTENDED
Despite cancellation of many events, we continue to look forward to our world conference in Abu Dhabi in late November. Abstract submissions for oral and poster has been extended and will be kept open until all slots have been filled. For much more go to http://wonca2020.com