WONCA Guidebook launched


The WONCA Guidebook The Contribution of Family Medicine to Improving Health Systems: A guidebook from the World Organization of Family Doctors, Second Edition  was launched yesterday by Dr Margaret Chan, Director General of the World Health Organization. Dr Chan was speaking at the opening ceremony of the WONCA World conference in Prague.

                                                                                   Photo of Dr Chan with the guidebook in Prague

The much anticipated second edition of this guidebook reveals ways in which family medicine can help countries throughout the world maintain and improve health and well-being by developing a more productive, coordinated and cost-effective approach to health care.

It describes:
• the rationale for structuring health systems to be more responsive to the needs of people;
• a vision of optimal health services delivery based on primary health care;
• challenges to achieving this vision;
• family medicine's response to these challenges;
• strategies for developing and strengthening family practice within countries.

The approaches described are consistent with each country’s specific health care needs, resources, and cultural expectations.

It provides practical, inspirational reading for healthcare managers, policy makers and shapers, and public health academics and professionals who will benefit greatly from implementing the flexible, local level options presented.

  Download Executive Summary
  Download Chapter 1: Meeting People's Health Needs


The Contribution of Family Medicine to Improving Health Systems: A guidebook from the World Organization of Family Doctors, Second Edition
ISBN: 9781846195549
Published: June 2013
Editor: Michael Kidd
Michael Kidd signs a guidebook for Dr Al Suwaidi from the UAE.

Jan De Maeseneer • Cynthia Haq • Jeff Markuns • Hernan Montenegro • Waris Qidwai • Igor Svab • Wim Van Lerberghe • Tiago Villanueva • Guo Aimin • Samia Almusallam • Liliana Arias-Castillo • Bruce Arroll • Mohammad Assai • Olayinka O Ayankogbe • Charles Boelen • Chen Bowen • Luís Filipe Cavadas • William E Cayley, Jr • Yin Delu • Marcelo Marcos • Piva Demarzo • Nandani de Silva • Akye Essuman • Maaike Flinkenflögel • Juan Gérvas • Felicity Goodyear-Smith • Kim Griswold • Gustavo Gusso • Iona Heath • Ilse Hellemann-Geschwinder • Mary K Hunt • Vincent Hunt • Victor Inem • Janko Kersnik • Tawfik Khoja • Meng-Chih Lee • Mart Leys • Donald Li • Lawrence Loh • Inderjit Singh Ludher • Roar Maagaard • Bob Mash • Claunara Schilling Mendonça • Khaya Mfenyana • Daniel Ostergaard • Luisa Pettigrew • Lesley Pocock • Yongyuth Pongsupap • Dheepa Rajan • Steve Reid • Marc Rivo • Edward Shahady • Hassan Salah • Sameen Siddiqi • Jinan Usta • Allyn Walsh • Alex Warner • Preethi Wijegoonewardene • Dong Yanmin • Yun Yu

Available for purchase from Radcliffe Health