As we celebrate World Family Doctor Day on 19 May, we want to express our enthusiasm about how AOSIS is contributing to the sharing of knowledge. By publishing open access scholarly research and supporting the professional development of primary care physicians through Continuous Professional Development (CPD) courses, we are opening up new avenues for learning and discovery.
AOSIS shares the World Health Organization’s belief that every individual deserves the right to attain the highest possible level of health, regardless of their geographic location. At the heart of this fundamental principle lies primary health care (PHC).
Read some facts about primary health care.
We recommend visiting the open access scholarly publications listed below:
The African Journal of Primary Health Care & Family Medicine (PHCFM), launched in 2008, is the official journal of WONCA (World Organization of Family Doctors) Africa Region and the PRIMAFAMED (Primary Care and Family Medicine) network. The journal is committed to advancing knowledge and research in this field. The journal publishes peer-reviewed articles on family medicine, primary healthcare, and related fields. It provides a platform for researchers to share their findings and best practices with colleagues, policymakers, and the public.
The journal is the official journal of the South African Academy of Family Physicians (SAAFP). The journal aims to advance the quality of primary care in South Africa and the continent as a whole. The journal publishes articles that cover various aspects of family medicine and primary healthcare, including clinical practice, research, education, and policy. It also provides a forum for primary care practitioners to share their experiences and challenges in the field.
This book is a scholarly discourse on various topics on indigenous knowledge and primary health care. It covers communication discordance between health care professionals and indigenous patients, indigenous practices in health care promotion and disease prevention, child spacing and child birthing practices, neonatal health care, menopause among females of African descent, sexually transmitted infections, insights on indigenous mental illness treatment, same-sex intimacy, relationships and marriages among African indigenous people, the role of patriarchy and its influences on domestic violence against females and children in Africa, and nutritious edible indigenous vegetables. The aim of the book is to assist both local and international scholars in articulating the scholarly discourse on indigenous health care attitudes, practices and experiences.
If you are a primary care physician based in South Africa or Namibia, please click on the link below to enroll in our accredited online CPD courses:
eCPD® Healthcare has been offering online accredited CPD courses to Healthcare Professionals since 1999. We aim to offer cost-effective, high quality accredited CPD activities to enable you to obtain your CPD points from the comfort of your own home via online learning. Our courses are compiled by specialists in their respective fields, and an editorial board is responsible for maintaining the high quality of our course offerings. All the courses we offer are accredited by the HPCSA and approved by the HPCNA and AHPCSA.
About World Family Doctor Day 2023
This year’s theme is “Family Doctors: The Heart of health care” and aims to recognise and celebrate the critical role of primary care physicians in promoting health, preventing diseases, and providing patient-centered care. It provides an opportunity to raise public awareness of the significant contributions of family doctors towards improving individual and community health and wellbeing.
WONCA, who created the World Family Doctor Day campaign, has announced the release of the World Family Doctor Day 2023 Toolkit which has been carefully crafted to support your participation in this year’s campaign.
Make sure to visit the newly launched World Family Doctor Day website.
In conclusion, World Family Doctor Day 2023 is an opportunity to celebrate the critical role of primary care physicians in promoting health and wellbeing. AOSIS is committed to advancing knowledge, research, and CPD learning in this field to provide primary care practitioners with the latest research findings and help them stay up-to-date with developments in their field of study. We celebrate the dedication of healthcare professionals who work tirelessly to ensure that everyone has access to quality healthcare services, and we remain committed to supporting them in their efforts.