|Dr. Raman Kumar||Dr. Pratyush Kumar||Prof. Amanda Howe||Prof. Michael Kidd||Prof. Kanu Bala||Dr. John Wynn-Jones|
President Elect WONCA
South Asia Region
Chair WONCA Rural
South Asia (WoRSA)
|President WONCA||Immediate Past President WONCA||President
WONCA South Asia Region
|Chair, Rural WONCA|
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 stake holders from all over world; bringing together international best practices and brainstorming sessions addressing current and future challenges in rural health.
Poor health constitutes suffering and deprivation of the most fundamental kind. The theme of the conference is 'Healing the Heart of Healthcare: Leaving No One Behind' bringing focus on challenges of rural health system development. Rural habitat poses a severe disadvantage to rural population in terms of access to healthcare services. Only a comprehensive approach can address these inequities arising from poor healthcare systems. The members of United Nations have put 'leaving no one behind' at the heart of the Sustainable Development Goals 2030 agenda. There is a special emphasis on those left furthest behind and the most excluded. The 15th World Rural Health Conference (WRHC 2018) aspires and invites delegates from all over world to develop strategies for healthy rural population.
The Academy of Family Physicians of India (AFPI) is a professional academic organisation, registered as a non-profit society in India. AFPI has been founded with the aim of promoting primary healthcare and the discipline of family medicine. Family medicine is the practicing specialty and academic discipline of majority Indian doctors. The academy currently has a membership base across India and functions through several state chapters. The members include family medicine specialists, practicing family physicians, general practitioners, medical officers who provide generalist medical care across all age groups, genders and organ system. AFPI is a full member of WONCA (World Organization of Family Doctors).
The world organization of family doctors (WONCA) has 118 member organizations in 131 countries and territories with membership of about 500,000 family doctors and more than 90 per cent of the world's population. WONCA Working Party on Rural Practice (WONC Rural) is an active network of rural family doctors spread all over world. WONCA Rural South Asia (WoRSA) is the collaborating partner for this event.
Hippocrates has rightly declared "Whenever the art of medicine is loved, there is also a love of humanity".
The capacity to learn is a gift, the ability to learn is a skill and the willingness to learn is a choice. It is this choice that gives us impetus to sharpen & hone our skills and WRHC 2018 will prove to satiate your academic appetite and quest of up skilling.
FISFA 2018 will be held in New Delhi, India, hosted by Academy of Family Physicians of India (AFPI) in association with 15th World Rural Health Conference 2018, co-powered by WONCA Rural South Asia (WoRSA) and Wisdom Cine Arts Pvt. Ltd. FISFA invites Short Film, Documentary, Animation and Music video from across the globe.
FISFA invites Short Film, Documentary, Animation and Music video from across the globe on the theme 'Leaving No one behind' in line with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals for better health focusing on these core topics :
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The INDIA HABITAT CENTRE was conceived to provide a physical environment which would serve as a catalyst for a synergetic relationship between individuals and institutions working in diverse habitat related areas and therefore, maximise their total effectiveness. To facilitate this interaction, the Centre provides a range of facilities.
India Habitat Centre (IHC) was conceived to provide a physical environment, which would serve as a catalyst for a synergetic relationship between individuals and institutions working in diverse habitat related areas and would therefore maximize their total effectiveness. To facilitate this interaction, the Centre provides a superb range of facilities.
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National Capital Territory of Delhi (NCT), is a city and a state of India. The area around Delhi was probably inhabited before the second millennium BC and there is evidence of continuous inhabitation since at least the 6th century BC. The city is believed to be the site of Indraprastha, the legendary capital of the Pandavas in the Indian epic Mahabharata. The earliest architectural relics date back to the Maurya period (300 BC). Remains of eight major cities have been discovered in Delhi. Delhi's culture has been influenced by its lengthy history and historic association as the capital of India, has made it a melting pot of cultures. There are many significant monuments in the city. The archaeological survey of India recognises 1200 heritage buildings and 175 monuments as national heritage sites. Three World Heritage Sites - the Red Fort, Qutab Minar and Humayun's Tomb - are located in Delhi. Delhi ranked as 28th most visited city in the world and first in India by foreign visitors in 2015.
Delhi, India's capital territory, is a massive metropolitan area in the country's north. In Old Delhi, a neighbourhood dating to the 1600s, stands the imposing Mughal-era Red Fort, a symbol of India, and the sprawling Jama Masjid mosque, whose courtyard accommodates 25,000. Nearby is Chandni Chowk, a vibrant bazaar filled with food carts, sweets shops and spice stalls. Culture is the specialty of New Delhi and whole of India. Delhi boasts its rich tradition and sound cultural values. The rich heritage and culture can be seen in the lifestyle, demography, art, crafts and music. Delhi being the capital of India has many art and craft galleries along with auditoriums that host regular cultural events.
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President Elect WONCA South Asia Region
Chair WONCA Rural South Asia (WoRSA)
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