Meet the Team

Prevalence of Otalgia in
Patients with Temporo-mandibular Disorders

Patient Satisfaction 18 months After a Two-day Quadruple Therapy for Helicobacter Pylori

The Prevalence of Hepatitis B Carrier State

Total Quality Management for Turkish Primary Care Current Status and Suggestions

Vaccination Practice in Saudi Arabia: Is it Safe?

Change in Medical Students’ Opinions and Attitudes Towards Mental Illness

First Annual International Primary Care Conference-Abu Dhabi-UAE

Announcement of the Second Course of the MEAMA

Launch of 'World CME'

Antibiotic Sensitivity Profile of Common Bacterial Pathogens in Dubai
– A study of 107 cases

Women's Health Week in Rawalpindi, Pakistan

Middle East Academey for Medicine of Aging First Course

Pan Arab Congress for Evidence Based Medicine

Childhood Emergencies


Dr Abdulrazak Abyad
Editorial office:
Abyad Medical Center & Middle East Longevity Institute
Azmi Street, Abdo Center,
PO BOX 618
Tripoli, Lebanon

Phone: (961) 6-443684
Fax:     (961) 6-443685


Lesley Pocock
medi+WORLD International
572 Burwood Road,
Hawthorn 3122
: lesleypocock


Launch of 'World CME'


Lesley Pocock
Publisher - World CME


medi+WORLD International
572 Burwood Road Hawthorn 3122 Australia
+61 (3) 9819 1224; Fax: +61 (3) 9819 3269
Email: lesleypocock@mediworld.com.au

This Continuing Medical Education (CME) and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) service for global primary care doctors, was launched by medi+WORLD International, September 2005. It is available free of charge to all doctors in World Bank designated 'Low Income' countries and heavily discounted for 'Middle Income' countries.(1)

medi+WORLD International are leading global medical education strategists, for both primary care doctors and specialists. Most education solutions use ICT (Information and Communications Technology) with multimedia CD as the preferred platform.

An ongoing project with CCORE (Collaboration for Cancer Outcomes Research and Evaluation) and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) of the United Nations, has just completed five pilot country trials in Pakistan, Egypt, Argentina, Malaysia and the Philippines. This educational project was financed by the IAEA to overcome a world shortage of oncologists and to lift the skills of often, untrained oncologists, working in developing nations. Multimedia CD was chosen as the current best platform for international education and the project involved ground-breaking work in the fields of logic, technology, and educational methods.

At the end of the trial period, the project was deemed a success by the IAEA and the work will now be translated to further its reach.

The appalling lack of quality medical education where it is most needed, was highlighted by the project, and many lessons were learned regarding the delivery of distance medical education.


medi+WORLD International, who are primarily publishers of quality assured continuing medical education and continuing professional development programs for primary care doctors have used this experience to provide a full CME/CPD program, online, and on CD, for global primary care doctors. All education is written as international medical education from the outset. Best practices are spelt out, but where possible, alternatives suggested for practitioners who may not have access to high-end facilities or therapeutics. Eighty percent of presentations in general practice have been covered at launch, with programs under development to cover the remainder.

All programs are also written for those with English as a second language (ESL) and respect all cultures, religions, and sexes.

Education is in the form of interactive case presentations including all relevant tests, radiological images, pathology. Education includes psycho-social issues of both doctor and patient behaviours. Case presentations are complemented by over 90 medical training (digitised) videos in a wide range of topics.

At launch, several large countries, on the free list, are looking to use it as their formal CME or FMP education, and this is facilitated by inbuilt tracking and scoring 'behind the scenes', with direct electronic reporting.

World CME has an international advisory board drawn from all regions of the world and is a genuine endeavour, by all involved, to provide parity of resources for all doctors and their patients.

Middle East, Southern Asia and African countries that qualify for free access to the site include, among others: Azerbaijan, India, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Djibouti, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sudan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyz Republic, Uganda, Nepal, Cote D'Ivoire, Rwanda, Chad, Mozambique, Tajikistan, Kenya, Eritrea, Mali, Nigeria, Zambia, Niger, Yemen - Rep, Madagascar, Congo - Rep, Ethiopia, Congo - Dem. Rep, Burundi, Tanzania, Malawi, Afghanistan, Bhutan, , Iraq, Liberia, Libya, , Qatar, Sao Somalia, West Bank and Gaza, Kosovo and Kyrgyzstan.

Further details can be obtained at www.WorldCME.com

1. World Bank Report April 2005, using Atlas Method and PPP. (http://www.worldbank.org/data/ )