News October 2020

Posted: October 19th 2020


Toolkits – our coronavirus dashboard and the Rural Proofing Health toolkit are both ready to test. If you would like to know more please let us know.


Parliamentary Inquiry – as we progress towards the conclusion of the inquiry our next session will focus on international perspectives. We have the following line up of speakers. If you would like to join the session please let us know:

Professor Roger Strasser AM – Professor of Rural Health, The University of Waikato (New Zealand)

Dr Pavitra Mohan – Co-Founder & Secretary, Basic Health Care Services (Udaipur, Rajasthan, India)

Dr Manabu Saito – Director, Rural Generalist Program (Japan) & Medical Director, Teuchi Clinic, (Shimo-koshiki Island, Kagoshima, Japan)

Alan Morgan – Chief Executive Officer, National Rural Health Association (Washington DC, United States)

Dr Mayara Floss – Family Medicine Resident, Grupo Hospitalar Conceição (Porto Alegre, Brazil)

Dr Josep Vidal-Alaball – Head of the Central Catalonia Innovation and Research Primary Care Unit, Catalan Health Institute, Department of Health, Generalitat de Catalunya (Catalonia, Spain)

Professor Ian Couper - Director of the Ukwanda Centre for Rural Health, Department of Global Health, Stellenbosch University (Cape Town, South Africa)


Membership Review – We are currently reviewing our membership offer. Some members have participated in interviews and consultations to support this process. I would like to thank you for that and I look forward to reporting the development of some positive new refinements to the current offer soon.