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WONCA E-Update
Saturday 15th March 2021

Dear subscribers,

Welcome to the May edition of WONCA News!

In this issue, our president Dr Donald Li dedicates his column to WONCA’s suite of accreditation and certification schemes and the advantages and benefits they offer. Don’t miss out on our special article to find all the information!

We also welcome Prof Dr Shlomo Vinker as President of WONCA Europe. This edition of May bring you important information of our Working Parties and Special Interest Groups including the WONCA Action Call for COP26, the launch of Planetary Health for Primary Care Course; along with WONCA Conference updates and the most recent announcements from the WONCA Family.

Enjoy this issue!


Maria Dolores Zavala, WONCA Editor

Dear colleagues,

We are delighted to launch the call for applications for the 2021 WONCA Foundation Award, which aims at furthering WONCA's mission of “fostering and maintaining high standards of care in general practice/family medicine” by enabling physicians to travel to appropriate countries to instruct in general practice/family medicine, and physicians from developing countries to spend time in areas where they may develop specials skills and knowledge in general practice/family medicine.
Please find the call's details attached.

Kind regards,

Harris Lygidakis,

From the President: May 2021

WONCA’s suite of accreditation and certification schemes have been developed, robustly tested, refined and implemented over a period of years.

WONCA Accreditation and Certification

WONCA accreditation provides a professional, collegial context within which individual practices and post graduate programmes can review their standards, improve them where necessary, and gain approval from our global organisation.

WONCA President sends message to colleagues in India

The entire WONCA community stands with you in solidarity and support in these challenging and difficult times.

Dr Shlomo Vinker, New President of WONCA Europe

WONCA welcomes Prof Dr Shlomo Vinker as a new member of the Executive Committee. Dr Vinker will serve as President of WONCA Europe, succeeding Prof. Dr Mehmet Ungan.

World Family Doctor Day 2021

We are now on the road to WONCA Family Doctor Day 2021, and we are thrilled to announce this year’s theme: Building the Future with Family Doctors!

Planetary Health for Primary Care

After the success of the Planetary Health Online Course, the WONCA Environment and TelessaúdeRS-UFRGS launched the Planetary Health course for Primary Care, with a focus on clinical practice and the reality of health professionals.


Remembering Atai Omoruto

Guest Feature - John Wynn-Jones

Regional News

WONCA CIMF Statement on Colombia

Working Parties and SIG News

WONCA Accreditation supporting Family Medicine Training

A Call for Rural Seeds Ambassadors 

Ageing Lines

Conference News

Virtual WONCA Europe 2021

WONCA CIMF – 7º Congreso Iberoamericano / 1º Conferencia de Salud Planetaria

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