The current Wonca EMR member organizations are the following: Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Qatar and United Arab Emirates. Other countries that submitted an application to join Wonca this year are; Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia, Afghanistan and Iran. Wonca EMR represents more than 19,600 PHC physicians in the East Mediterranean region.
What’s in a name? “WONCA” explained
WONCA is an unusual, yet convenient acronym comprising the first five initials of the World Organization of National Colleges, Academies and Academic Associations of General Practitioners/Family Physicians. WONCA’s short name is World Organization of Family Doctors.
What is WONCA’s mission?
The Mission of WONCA is to improve the quality of life of the peoples of the world through defining and promoting its values, including respect for universal human rights and including gender equity, and by fostering high standards of care in general practice/family medicine by:
- promoting personal, comprehensive and continuing care for the individual and the family in the context of the community and society;
- promoting equity through the equitable treatment, inclusion and meaningful advancement of all groups of people, particularly women and girls, in the context of all health care and other societal initiatives;
- encouraging and supporting the development of academic organizations of general practitioners/family physicians;
- providing a forum for exchange of knowledge and information between Member Organizations and between general practitioners/family physicians; and
- representing the policies and the educational, research and service provision activities of general practitioners/family physicians to other world organizations and forums concerned with health and medical care.
About WONCA EMR 2016
Wonca EMR 2016 aims to combine one of the region’s prominent exhibitions with an innovative and exciting congress, featuring leading subject matter experts from around the world.
The aim is to deliver more researches, more cases reports, and more in-depth information about the field of Family Medicine. You will have the opportunity to engage with mentors, learn from experts and cultivate your network of colleagues who are dedicated to improving the quality of the peoples’ life through defining and promoting its values, including respect for universal human rights and including gender equity, and by fostering high standards of care in general practice/family medicine.