2018-01-19 wwpe air healthDear colleagues

I hope 2019 is going well for you so far. We are from the WONCA Working Party on the Environment and are currently recruiting for our Air Health Train the Trainer Program.

We are delighted to announce our call for applications for the Air Health Train the Trainer Program. This program is run by WONCA through the Working Party on the Environment, which aims to increase awareness among family doctors and other primary healthcare practitioners– and in turn their patients –  in Lower and Middle Income countries (LMICs) about the health risks of exposure to air pollution, with the goal of reducing the impacts of air pollution on their patients and communities, especially non-communicable diseases (NCDs) such as Chronic Respiratory and Cardiovascular Diseases, as well as childhood pneumonia. For more information on the course, take a look at the invitation letter attached.
We have funding to recruit 40 health professionals in this pilot program. Participants will be health professionals from LMICs from each of the appropriate WONCA regions. Half of the participants shall be family doctors and the other half shall be other specialists and health professionals, including respirologists, cardiologists, paediatricians, nurses, community health workers and students. Could you please share this invitation letter through your local networks, including the above mentioned other specialists and other health professionals?
To participate in this program, please complete this application form. The deadline for applications is Monday 18th of February. If you have any questions regarding the program, please email Alan Abelsohn: alan.abelsohn@utoronto.ca
Could you please forward this invitation to other colleagues in the Africa region? Also, if you have cardiology, respirology and paediatric colleagues who are engaged in their respective organisations, could you please pass on this invitation to them also? Thank you very much for your support.
Best wishes,
Alan and Alice