Screen Shot 2020-01-24 at 15.32.38.pngThis month WONCA wishes you a Happy New Year for 2020 and may the New Year of the Rat bring you joy and health! 祝鼠年快乐随身, 健康常伴 !

In 2020, we look forward to several WONCA conferences including our next World conferenceand Council meeting, in Abu Dhabi. We also have a World Rural Health conference coming up in April, in Bangladesh, and abstract submissions and super early bird registration are extended until January 31. This month’s news has a somewhat rural theme with articles on eminent rural family doctors John Wynn-Jones (UK) and Bruce Chater (Australia). Also featured is Nena Kopčavar Guček (Slovenia).

In Australia, we are grateful for the WONCA president’s thoughtful greetings in the wake of the devastation we are suffering from bushfires (wildfires). Thank you to the many international colleagues who are also thinking of us.

Dr Karen Flegg. WONCA editor