Available Lectures of 17th WONCA World Rural Health Conference 2020


Dear everyone,
It’s a great pleasure to announce the 17th WONCA World Rural Health Conference (WRHC 2020) to be held in Dhaka from 16th - 18th October 2020. This is an international event that will see delegates from around the world inspiring and exchanging ideas on the latest developments and challenges in rural family practice and rural and remote health generally.

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Dr. Md. Zakiur Rahman

Prof. Dr. Md. Zakiur Rahman

Organizing Chairman


Proudly announced 17th Wonca World Rural health conference Dhaka 2020 Bangladesh accredited by ACRRM (Australian College of Rural Remote Medicine). You can claim CPD Contact for enquiries: Primary Care & Rural Health Bangladesh (PCRHB). Address: 126/1 North Mugda, Dhaka 1214. Mail: wrhc2020@gmail.com. Cell: +8801881655223. Links Main conference site wrhc2020.net . Registration page wrhc2020.net/registration . Attached program published as is ACRRM attendees can self-report the hours spent on this activity in their PD portfolio (Educational activity category) - eligible for a maximum of 21 hours (for conference plus webinars)
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Professor Roger Strasser AM

Professor of Rural Health Founding Dean Emeritus Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) Lakehead and Laurentian Universities Canada

Keynote Speaker

Between 2002 and 2019, Professor Roger Strasser was NOSM Founding Dean and CEO. He is a leader in the global reform of health professional education. Recognizing the importance of context and community in medical education and research, Professor Strasser has become one of the world’s foremost authorities on rural, socially accountable medical education, and a sought-after speaker and advisor. Prior to moving to Northern Ontario in 2002, Roger Strasser was Professor of Rural Health and Head of the Monash University School of Rural Health in Australia and had an international role with the World Organization of Family Doctors (WONCA) as Chair of the Working Party on Rural Practice from 1992-2004.

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Thank you very much for your tremendous support.
You can find our Honorable Donors HERE .

It's absolutely free. But you need to register in order to join the conferance.

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Who Will Attend

✓ Family Physician

✓ General Practitioner

✓ Public and Community Health

✓ Doctor

✓ Nurse

✓ Psychologist

✓ Social Worker

✓ Paramedical Staff

✓ Rehabilitation Doctor & Physiotherapist

✓ Family Medicine Resident

✓ Medical Student


Why Attend

✓ Over the course of four days, attendees will have a wide range of sessions to choose from World renowned experts will be invited for state of the art plenary and special session lectures. In addition, numerous workshops. oral and poster presentations highlighting the latest and most cutting-edge research will be prominently featured in this exciting scientific agenda.
✓ With over more then 500 participants expected to convene in Dhaka, 17th WONCA World Rural Health Conference 2020 offers a unique platform and the opportunity for you to network with a truly international audience
✓ Do not miss this opportunity to learn from and meet an exceptional group of international faculty.
✓ Freely access to the exhibition running alongside the conference and gain in- sights into the latest product information and trends.
✓ Earn CME credits.
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Main Events

✓ Plenary Lectures

✓ Special Sessions & State of the Art Lectures

✓ Workshops & Symposia

✓ Oral Presentations

✓ Poster Presentations

✓ Sponsored Symposia

✓ Industry Exhibition

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at a Glance

Conference schedule

GMT +6.00

4 PM - 4.30 PM

Speech by Professor Dr Roger Strasser

Training for Rural Practice 25 Years Onward and Upward (Rapporteur: Moin Uddin Haq Tusher)

4.30 PM - 4.40 PM

Opening ceremony

Dr Bruce Chater

4.40 PM - 4.45 PM

Opening ceremony

Dr Abu Sayed

4.45 PM- 4.50 PM

Opening ceremony

Video Show Bangladesh

4.50 PM- 4.55 PM

Opening ceremony

Video Show PCRHB Theme Song

4.55 PM- 5 PM

Opening ceremony

Dr Donald Li

5 PM - 5.05 PM

Opening ceremony

Dr Raman Kumar

5.05 PM - 5.10 PM & 5.10 PM - 5.15 PM

Opening ceremony

Dr Nurul Islam & Dr Mamun al Mahtab

5.15 PM - 5.20 PM

Opening ceremony

Dr Zakiur Rahman

5.30 PM - 6.00 PM


Ribbon cutting, Baloon and flag raising, Celebration cake

8 AM - 12 PM

Conference Tour

Local guests only

4.00 PM - 4.30 PM

Keynote speech. Prof Kanu Bala

Achieving rural universal health coverage through community approach in South Asia

4.30 PM - 4.50 PM

Keynote speech. Prof Dr Mamun al Mahtab

Covid19 scenario and Planning of policy maker addressing rural health

5 PM - 6 PM

Panel discussion: Covid19 challenges and rewards south Asians perspective.

Moderator: Moin Uddin Haq Tusher; Dr Najnin Akhter,Bangladesh; Dr Pramendra prasad,Nepal; Dr kinley Bhuti,Bhutan; Dr Pratyush Kumar,India; Dr Tariq Aziz,Pakistan; Dr Gobith Ratnam,Srilanka

4.30 PM - 6 PM

Cultural programme

Primary Care & Rural Health cultural team

meet our

honorable speakers


Prof Dr Syed Modasser Ali

Chairman, BMRC Chairman, Community clinic Trust. Former Adviser, Ministry of Health and Family planning.

Prof Dr Mamun Al Mahtab

Adviser, Primary care & Rural Health Chairman, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University.

Prof Dr Kanu Bala

Professor of Family Medicine
Former President, Wonca South Asia


Your Host City

Dhaka experiences a hot, wet and humid tropical climate. Under the Köppen climate classification, Dhaka has a tropical wet and dry climate. The city has a distinct monsoonal season, with an annual average temperature of 25 °C (77 °F) and monthly means varying between 18 °C (64 °F) in January and 29 °C (84 °F) in August. Nearly 80% of the annual average rainfall of 1,854 millimetres (73.0 in) occurs during the monsoon season which lasts from May until the end of September.Increasing air and water pollution emanating from traffic congestion and industrial waste are serious problems affecting public health and the quality of life in the city. Water bodies and wetlands around Dhaka are facing destruction as these are being filled up to construct multi-storied buildings and other real estate developments. Coupled with pollution, such erosion of natural habitats threatens to destroy much of the regional biodiversity


A land of unspoiled nature, rich cultural heritage and exotic beauty, Bangladesh is considered as one of the most potential country for eco-tourism among the South Asian countries. The unique composition of biological phenomenon with varied flora and fauna of this area has perhaps no match elsewhere in the world. We can proudly mention that Bangladesh is blessed with the three world’s splendid and enchanting eco-tourism spots of diverse nature – The Sundarbans, largest mangrove forest

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Visa Information

As a sovereign state, Bangladesh requires all foreigners to obtain permission to enter its territory. Visas are issued by Bangladesh missions located throughout the world or, if applicable, on arrival in Bangladesh. All foreigners require a valid Bangladeshi visa to enter Bangladesh. Most diplomats can get a Visa On Arrival in Bangladesh if travelling with a diplomatic passport. Tourists, investors and business travellers can get a single entry Visa On Arrival in Bangladesh, if travelling with an eligible passport; carrying US $500 in cash/credit; having a return/onward air ticket or train ticket; and if entering Bangladesh by air, sea or road but not on a train.

International Attendees

A visit to Dhaka provides an opportunity that’s not to be missed – a chance to learn something of the history and culture of Bangladesh. Visitors may find their schedule during a congress leave little opportunity for wider exploration of what Bangladesh has to offer.

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Dhaka has a very wide range of places to stay, accommodating all budget types, From luxurious five-star hotels and business hotels to simple but economical one-star accommodation.

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The transport sector of Bangladesh consists of a variety of modes. The country being a flat plain, all three modes of surface transport, i.e. road, railway and water are widely used in carrying both passengers and cargo.

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