Regional President:
WONCA South Asia 2018-20

Dr Raman Kumar (India)

Dr Raman Kumar holds a longstanding interest in making a contribution to primary care. A graduate of Patliputra Medical College Dhanbad Jharkhand India, he is one of the first generation residency trained board qualified (Diplomate of National Board) family physicians in India. Dr Kumar is the founding president of the Academy of Family Physicians of India (AFPI), which is spearheading the movement for return of trusted family doctor tradition in India. AFPI is an academic association of family physicians with a membership base across India and function through several state chapters. Dr Kumar is credited with creating a large pool of young doctors eager to purse vocation in family medicine (Primary care practice).

Dr Raman Kumar is also the Editor in Chief of the Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care (JFMPC), peer reviewed PUBMED indexed journal. He also has been conferred with several awards and recognitions which include Healthcare Leadership Award 2012 India and Montegut Global Scholar Award 2013 by American Board of Family Medicine. He represented all young family physicians on the executive board of the WONCA (World Organization of Family Doctors) from 2013-2016. Earlier he was chair of the Spice Route Movement, the South Asian movement of young doctor. He has worked at several public and private health institutions throughout his career.

A native of Bihar one of the most under developed states in India Dr Kumar has championed the cause of rural population and under privileged section of the society. Recently he has successfully organized 15th World Rural Health Conference from 26th to 29th April 2018 in New Delhi. The conference successfully culminated into adoption of the “Delhi Declaration 2018’ calling for people living in rural and isolated parts of the to be given special priority, if nations are to achieve universal health coverage. Delhi declaration, endorsed by WHO, revisited the Alma Ata Declaration with the aim to achieve a highest possible level of health for the communities we serve, with the goal of “Health for All Rural People.”

Regional President:
WONCA South Asia 2018-20