ICPC meeting In Egypt

On Thursday, January 12, 2012, the Wonca Eastern Mediterranean region (EMR) president, Prof Nabil Kurashi, and general secretary, Dr Oraib Alsmadi, in collaboration with Dr Taghreed Farahat, the president of Egyptian Society of Family Medicine; conducted a meeting in Cairo on the ICPC concept, structure and use in primary health care. Around 250 participants from the Ministry of Health and different universities in Egypt participated in this meeting, in addition to many students from Cairo, Menofiya and other universities. The participants agreed to start a pilot study of ICPC use in Egypt in collaboration with the Ministry of Health.

Wonca EMR president, Prof Nabil Al Kurashi (centre) with some of the meeting group

Prof Nabil Kurashi stated that in Wonca EMR, ICPC is not promoted in the region. Part of Wonca EMR's future activities is to arrange a workshop of training of trainers, regarding ICPC, in every country, in collaboration with its Ministry of Health. This is essential to promote this program of modernizing Family Medicine practice in the region.

Prof Nabil Al Kurashi
Wonca EMR president

Wonca EMR leaders, Dr Oraib Alsmadi (left) and Prof Nabil Kurashi (centre) look on as Dr Taghreed Farahat speaks.