WONCA Europe 2015 Istanbul Statement

The World and Europe face another dire challenge: the current refugee crisis represents the biggest humanitarian emergency on our continent since the Second World War. Its effects on the health of these individuals may be devastating, and primary care services and workforce are challenged to react to new priorities in public health.

 

On behalf of our colleagues across our region, WONCA Europe and TAHUD have published a statement on the refugee crisis, wishing to reaffirm that European family doctors are prepared to play a significant role in the provision of high quality and affordable health services to the entire current and future European population.

 

We firmly believe that every single human being has the right to peace and we plead for action for its achievement in our region and the whole world.