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September 2020 -
Volume 18, Issue 9

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Original Contribution

Prevalence of Diabetes Distress among People with Type 2 Diabetes at Primary Health Care in Qatar: A cross-sectional Study

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Hani Abdalla, Ahmed Alnuaimi,Alawiya Gadallah, Hagir Salih, Kamar Badei , Mohammed Mushtaha, Ben Illigens
DOI: 10.5742MEWFM.2020.93850

Risk factors and complications of cataract disease in type two diabetic patients in Taif city

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Amal Saleh Alfaqeeh , Ayman Abdelbaky Atalla, Fatima Moeesh Altalhi, Futoon Abdullah Aljouid, Ohoud Owayedh Almutairi, Rawan Yasseen Bamjboor, Ameerah Saleh Bajaber
DOI: 10.5742MEWFM.2020.93851

Self-Medication with Antibiotics among Medical Students in Karachi: A Cross-Sectional Institution Based Study
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Hunain Asif, Tafazzul Hyder Zaidi, Kiran Mehtab, Marina Aziz, Khadija Khalid,
Maham Shamim Shaikh, Mahnoor, Sidra Zai, Batool Zehra, Maryam Nadeem,
Mirza Muhammad Hashim, Ramal Fatima, Syed Muhammad Abbas, Warda Batool
DOI: 10.5742MEWFM.2020.93866

Prevalence and risk factors of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease in primary health care centers among subjects examined by abdominal ultrasound in Qatar: A case-control study
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Abdelwahed Samir A. Abougazia , Ahmed Sameer Alnuaimi , Amal Said Mahran , Tamer Fathi Ali , Ahmed Abdelsattar Khedr , Tawhid Mohamed Mowafy
DOI: 10.5742MEWFM.2020.93852

Fibromyalgia in patients with psoriasis
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Abdulsatar J. Mathkhor. Jinan Q. Mohammed. Abdulnasser H. Abdullah. Amer S. Khudhairy. Hassanain H. Nasrullah
DOI: 10.5742MEWFM.2020.93853

Covid 19 in the Region or Covid Related Issues

Family Medicine Residents Mentoring During Covid-19 Pandemic and Beyond

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Muna Aseel, Fawziya Al Hor, Khalid Al-Karbi, Ahmad Bawazir, Muneera Al-Muhannadi, Isameldin Abdelbagi, Mohamed H. Mahmoud
DOI: 10.5742MEWFM.2020.93854

Trust and psychological safety in a virtual healthcare team
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Sanjeewa Sumathipala
DOI: 10.5742MEWFM.2020.93855

Implications of COVID -19 pandemic on Family medicine Residency training program and ACGME requirements at Qatar
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Rasha Moussa, Fawziya Al Hor, Muna Aseel.
DOI: 10.5742MEWFM.2020.93856

Population and Community Studies

Role of Family Doctors and Primary Health Care in COVID-19 Pandemic

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Faisal Abdullatif Alnaser
DOI: 10.5742MEWFM.2020.93857

Perceptions of millennials of twenty first century regarding position of women in Pakistani society
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Hana Javed , Tafazzul Hyder Zaidi , Kiran Mehtab
DOI: 10.5742MEWFM.2020.93858

What a high prevalence of rheumatic heart disease in sickle cell patients
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Mehmet Rami Helvaci, Ramazan Davran, Abdulrazak Abyad, Lesley Pocock
DOI: 10.5742MEWFM.2020.93859

Clinical Characteristics and Treatment of Cryptorchidism in Adults: Our Experience in Alsaidi hospital, in Aden, Yemen
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Ali Ahmed Salem Hatroom
DOI: 10.5742MEWFM.2020.93860

Glucose- 6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency: A review
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Sanjeewa Sumathipala
DOI: 10.5742MEWFM.2020.93862

Review

Thyroid disease in pregnancy and screening
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Shahzad Ahmed, Kashif Ali Raza
DOI: 10.5742MEWFM.2020.93861

Irritable bowel syndrome: Clinical review
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Kashif Ali Raza, Shahzad Ahmed
DOI: 10.5742MEWFM.2020.93863

Early effects of smoking and environmental pollution on lung function, respiratory symptoms and allergic disorders
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Fathi M. El-Gamal, , Ahmed M. Alserihi, Abdullah O. Alhasawi, Abdulrahman S. Alshamrani, Eyad M. Alghamdi, Hussain S. Althumali, Mohammed A. Al-Ghamdi
DOI: 10.5742MEWFM.2020.93867

Case Report

Alopecia Syphilitica: a case report involving hair loss on scalp and eyebrow
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Muhammad Naeem Barg, Waad Ibrahim Kadori
DOI: 10.5742MEWFM.2020.93864

H Syndrome: A Case Report
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Fadi Farhan Ayyash, Abdalrazzaq Ahmmad Alyassen, Alia Mousa Alkhlaifat, Nasser Eyadeh Banikhaled, Zaid Mousa Ali
DOI: 10.5742MEWFM.2020.93866



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September 2020 - Volume 18, Issue 9

Role of Family Doctors and Primary Health Care in COVID-19 Pandemic


Correspondence:
Prof. / Dr. Faisal Abdullatif Alnaser MBBS, FPC, MICGP, FRCGP, FFPH, FAM(USA), PhD
Faculty, Imperial College London
Chairman; Home Health Care Centre, Bahrain
WHO EMRO Temp. Adviser
WONCA EMR Regional Adviser
Email: faisal.alnasir@gmail.com

Received: July 2020; Accepted: August 2020; Published: September 1, 2020. Citation: Faisal Abdullatif Alnaser. Role of Family Doctors and Primary Health Care in COVID-19 Pandemic. World Family Medicine. 2020; 18(9): 61-66 DOI: 10.5742MEWFM.2020.93857

Abstract

The world has currently been plagued by way of the pandemic of COVID-19. It has spread rapidly in a speedy time affecting around 210 countries and causing much death that is increasing daily or by the hour. Thus an efficient health system is needed that acts swiftly to limit it spread and complications. Primary Health Care (PHC) is the first level of contact between the patients and the health system. Its main objectives are; to promote the health of the individuals and the community, to prevent illness of individuals and family members, to provide medical care for common illnesses, acute & chronic illnesses and to manage ongoing psycho-social problems that are either related to the problem or those that have been created by the medical illnesses. Family doctors (FDs) are considered the gatekeepers in the fight against any outbreaks or illnesses. They, by the nature of their work, are very close to the patients and their families. Therefore, they have a greater chance of knowing about their patients’ ailments and any new changes in their health conditions. Hence, they could be very helpful in combating any outbreaks and its consequences, in particular Covid-19.

It is well known that to build up a well-developed strong nation, governments must ensure the provision of three main services that must not be endorsed to any third party; health, education, and housing. Because PHC is the care based on disease prevention, early detection, and safeguarding the public, it ought to be the foundation of any health services provided for the nations. The recent crisis has shown how vital PHC & Community Medicine is in being a shield, and protecting the whole community by setting measures for the containment of the diseases. In this review, we will discuss the expected role of the FDs and PHC team in combating disasters or pandemics.

Key words: Covid-19, Corona, Family Doctor, Pandemic, Epidemic, Primary Health Care

 







 


 

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