This joint publication from the World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Organization of Family Doctors (WONCA) provides a concise analysis of the state of family practice in the 22 countries spread over North Africa, the Middle East and Western Asia, i.e. the Eastern Mediterranean Region (EMR) in both English and Arabic. It shares perspectives and advice from global and regional leaders on how family practice can be introduced and strengthened in high-, middle- and low-income countries.
The global movement towards integrated people-centred health services: The role of family practice. Scaling up family practice: Progressing towards universal health coverage in the Eastern Mediterranean Region. Universal health coverage: Challenges and opportunities for the education of the health workforce. Proactive primary care: Integrating public health into primary care. Health information in primary care and family practice: Concept, status, and a vision for the Eastern Mediterranean Region (EMR). Integration of non-communicable diseases in primary health care in the WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region. Family practice workforce: Multidisciplinary teams. Current status of family medicine education and training in the Eastern Mediterranean Region. Leveraging technology to transition general practitioners to the family practice model of care. Measuring the quality of primary health care: A regional initiative in the Eastern Mediterranean Region. The challenge of providing primary health-care services in crisis countries in the Eastern Mediterranean Region. Public-private partnerships: The Mazandaran experience on contracting with private family physicians, Islamic Republic of Iran. Afghanistan. Bahrain. Djibouti. Egypt. Islamic Republic of Iran. Iraq. Jordan. Kuwait. Lebanon. Libya. Morocco. Oman. Pakistan. Palestine. Qatar. Saudi Arabia. Somalia. Sudan. Syria. Tunisia. United Arab Emirates. Yemen.
The WONCA Family Medicine series is a collection of books written by world-wide experts and practitioners of family medicine, in collaboration with The World Organization of Family Doctors (WONCA).
WONCA is a not-for-profit organization and was founded in 1972 by member organizations in 18 countries. It now 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.