Congratulations to Dr Ewen McPhee who was recently awarded ‘Outstanding Service to Rural Health Award’ during the Rural WONCA conference held in New Delhi.
The World Rural Health Conference is a multidisciplinary forum inviting students, trainees, professionals and practitioners from all backgrounds with an interest in rural health and primary healthcare. The conference invites participants and speakers to contribute towards the development of scientific as well as social programs.
Half the world’s population currently live in rural and remote areas. The rural-urban divide is a consistent feature across the world, existing in all regions and within all countries and poses a major challenge to the nationwide provision of health services. WRHC 2018 is being organised in the background of aspiration for achieving Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. Health is centrally placed in the SDG 2030 agenda. The health goal (SDG3) is comprehensive: ‘to ensure healthy lives and promote well being for all at all ages’. The implementation of SDGs needs every country to judiciously prioritise, and adapt the goals in accordance with local challenges, capacities and resources available. A country’s approach must systematically and simultaneously address legal coverage and rights, health-worker shortages, extension of health-care protection, and quality of care. 15th WONCA World Rural Health Conference is an apt opportunity to bring stakeholders from all over the world; bringing together international best practices and brainstorming sessions addressing current and future challenges in rural health.
Excerpt taken from www.wrhc2018.com