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26–29 October 2023 | #WONCASydney2023
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What is WONCA?

WONCA is an acronym comprising of the first five initials of the World Organisation of National Colleges, Academies and Academic Associations of General Practitioners/Family Physicians. WONCA’s short name is World Organisation of Family Doctors. It is a not-for-profit organisation with 132 member organisations in 110 countries and territories, with membership of around 500,000.

WONCA represents and advocates for its constituent members at an international level where it interacts with world bodies such as the World Health Organization.

What is WONCA's mission?

WONCA’s mission 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 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 organisations of general practitioners/family physicians;
  • providing a forum for exchange of knowledge and information between Member Organisations 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 organisations and forums concerned with health and medical care

Find detailed information regarding WONCA, please visit the WONCA Global Family Doctor website.

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