Working Party on the Environment to have presence in Rio

Dear members of the WONCA Working Party on the Environment,

I am the present pro-tempore chair of our Environmental Working Party. I thought it would be nice to present myself and tell about our last developments. I practice as a rural family doctor in the mountains of southern Brazil, and I am very passionate about environmental health. I hope I can keep up the good energy flow from former chairs Grant and Alan, so that you feel inspired to help any way you can.

Our Working Party has had a busy year: Ernesto Mola is leading the process for a WONCA resolution on justification for medical radiation exposure; Alan Abelsohn is leading a partnership with the WHO to tackle climate change and air pollution; and we submitted a proposal to the WONCA World Executive to sign the DOHA declaration which was approved at their March meeting.

Above all we are getting ready for an amazing WONCA World Conference in Rio! We are preparing some captivating activities (still to be approved by the WONCA scientific committee) on Planetary Health, Medical Radiation exposure justification, children's environmental health, among others (see complete draft list here).

We would love to know if you have submitted a workshop to WONCA Rio, as we could coordinate it with the scientific committee.

Anyway, we want you to come to our official meeting in Rio, as we plan to reorganize into regional groups with regional co-chairs... and your participation is essential!

Please answer this email if you want to stay in our mailing list!! (just say hi or hello in your native language!!)

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Hope to see you in Rio! Obrigado! (Thanks!)

Dr Enrique Falceto de Barros
Pro-Tem Chair WONCA Working Party on the Environment

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(WONCA News featured doctor September 2015)