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A new ally for the promotion of better rural health in Latin America

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A/Prof Leonardo Targa

qualifications: MD

position: Professor, & Latin American Regional Editor, RRH

Brazil

Family Physician. Social Anthropology Master. Working in a rural area in south Brazil and coordinating the local rural training of family medicine residence. Assistant Professor of Primary Care in Medicine Faculty of Universidade Caxias do Sul. Previous experience in Amazonic region with indigenous peoples. WONCA Working Party on Rural Practice Member. SBMFC Working Party on Rural Practice Coordinator.


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Ian Couper

qualifications: MFamMed

position: Director, & African Regional Editor, RRH

South Africa

Professor Ian Couper is Director of the Ukwanda Centre for Rural Health and Professor of Rural Health at Stellenbosch University, South Africa. A trained family physician, he spent nine years practising in a remote rural hospital in northern KwaZuluNatal province, and then 16 years working in primary care and health service development in rural North West province. He held the first chair of rural health at the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits). He has chaired both the Rural Doctors Association of Southern Africa (RuDASA) and the Wonca Working Party on Rural Practice (WONCA Rural).


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Paul Worley

qualifications: PhD

position: Dean, & Editor-in-Chief, RRH

Australia

Emeritus Professor Paul Worley, Australian Rural Health Commissioner and former Dean of the School of Medicine at Flinders University, is the Editor-in-Chief of Rural and Remote Health. Paul is a practicing rural doctor and, as Editor, shapes and guides the journal, oversees the review process and supports and advises authors, taking an active interest in the progress of each article in production.


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