This is the first book to analyze in depth the current causes of shortage of family physicians and the relative weakness of the family practice model in many countries in the Eastern Mediterranean Region. Focusing on engagement with the private health sector in scaling up family practice, the book explores why primary health care can make the difference and how it can be introduced and strengthened. Comparative experiences from around the world put the EMR in context, while the book also highlights where the EMR is special – in particular, the burden for health care of refugees and displaced persons, and the need of public-private partnerships.
Scaling up Family Practice: Progressing towards Universal Health Coverage in Eastern Mediterranean Region. Online Training of General Practitioners in Family Medicine. A Framework for Quality Improvement at the Primary Care Level in the Easter Mediterranean Region. Building Resilient Health Systems to Maintain Primary Care Delivery in the Eastern Mediterranean Region. Multidisciplinary teams and collaborative practice. Leveraging Health Financing to Promote Family Practice in the Eastern Mediterranean. Iran Experience in Engaging with Private Health Sector for Delivery of Family Practice Services. Saudi Arabia Family Practice Program.
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.