WFPM

Forum for Speciality of Community Health, Community Medicine, Preventive Medicine, Preventive and Social Medicine, Public Health, Public Health Medicine

Unlike other clinical specialty, the nomenclature for Public Health Medicine varies from country to country such as Community Health, Community Medicine, Preventive Medicine, Preventive and Social Medicine, Public Health, Public Health Medicine. We also realize that some countries offer Fellowship/ Membership examination (Board or College Examination), whereas other countries offer a Masters qualification (MD or MMed) for the speciality.

We believe our specialty can play an important role in the current world setting where both developed and developing countries are facing increasing burden of communicable and non-communicable diseases in both developed and exponentially increase in the cost of curative care for these conditions.

We would like to establish link with the clinical specialists in this field from different countries. The purpose of our endeavour is:

  • To share information about residency training
  • To share information about scope of practice and the type of work performed by the specialists
  • To develop an understanding of the differential advantage of the specialists from other public health professionals.
  • To support lower and middle income countries to establish specialist training in this area

We have following future projects in mind:

  • To establish a Forum for Speciality of Community Health, Community Medicine, Preventive Medicine, Preventive and Social Medicine, Public Health, Public Health Medicine
  • To set-up a website for sharing information about the specialty
  • To convene a meeting in 2016 to discuss various issues associated with the specialty
  • To assist countries which do not have training programme for the speciality
  • To organize regular international conferences for the specialists

We would like organizations to join us to establish an identity of the specialty across the world where we can share ideas and train our future generation of specialists in global perspective.

Please contact us: saphma@gmail.com