How do inequality and health relate? Increasing evidence indicates that many health outcomes can be linked to different levels and patterns of inequality within a given population. Despite remarkable progress in health status and life expectancy in OECD countries over the past decades, inequalities persist not only between countries, but also among specific groups population within each country. Such health inequalities are linked to many factors, including differences in exposure to risk factors and access to health care.
The World Organization of Family Doctors (WONCA) recently published that “leadership training has a direct impact on the ability of physicians to make continual system improvements.” This literature goes on to call for “new programs are needed to develop (…) leadership and management” by “working through the fundamentals.” With this goal in mind, the new ASPIRE Global Leader Program has been developed to augment medical student, resident, and junior GP/FP staff all-around skills while simulta
The group collaborates with EURIPA (European Rural and Isolated Practitioners Association). EURIPA has included a VdGM member to their executive meetings since 2010. The aim of the collaboration between EURIPA and VdGM is to strengthen the voice of junior rural and isolated practitioners in Europe and positively contribute to improving working conditions and patient care.
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The VdGM Council Meeting held at the 2015 WONCA Istanbul Preconference was a moment of renewal for the Vasco da Gama Movement: a new VdGM Constitution and logo were approved, and four new Executive members were elected.