The graph below shows the relationship between what a country spends on health per person and life expectancy in that country between 1970 and 2014 for a number of rich countries. The US stands out as an outlier: the US spends far more on health than any other country, yet […]

Link between health spending and life expectancy: US is an ...


The world is facing an “unrelenting march” of diabetes which now affects nearly one in 11 adults, the World Health Organization (WHO) says. In a major report it warned cases had nearly quadrupled to 422 million in 2014 from 108 million in 1980. High blood sugar levels are a major killer […]

WHO: “Diabetes affecting nearly one in 11 adults”


62nd session of the WHO Regional Committee for the Eastern Mediterranean Kuwait, 5–8 October 2015 Health ministers and high-level representatives of the 22 countries and territories of the WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region, partner organizations and civil society, will take part in the Sixty-second session of the WHO Regional Committee for […]

62nd WHO Regional Committee for Eastern Mediterranean



Members of the Interim Board would like to thank many colleague who have contributed and involved themselves in the development of the Arab Public Health Association. Without their huge efforts and financial support we would not be here today:   Dr Ala Alwan (Iraq/Egypt): Regional Director of WHO EMRO for his […]

Board News: A vote of thanks


The International Conference on Family Physicians will be held in Shiraz, Iran from 27th – 28th December. The Conference deliberations will be on the following themes: – The philosophy of family physician – Family physician and medical education – Family physician and universal health coverage – Incentive and financial system […]

International Conference on Family Physicians





The 3rd International Family Medicine Conference & Exhibition – IFM, will be held under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, Minister of Finance, President of the Dubai Health Authority and is actively supported by the Dubai Health Authority and the Global Family […]

3rd International Family Medicine Conference & Exhibition


The 1st International Conference of Primary Care and Public Health Medicine 3rd International Congress of Person Centred Medicine CELEBRATING PRIMARY CARE ACHIEVEMENTS Seeing the person behind the patient: A life course approach Great Hall, Imperial College London, South Kensington Campus, London, UK 29th, 30th & 31st October 2015 Who are […]

The 1st International Conference of Primary Care and Public Health