Countdown to WONCA Africa conference

The countdown to the WONCA Africa region conference is on!

In March, I led the team from Ghana who were at the 37th Annual Conference of the Association of General and Private Medical Practitioners of Nigeria (AGPMPN). They are the largest single registered association under WONCA, in Africa. The enthusiasm they exhibited towards the conference was palpable and many have registered to attend the conference.

Ethiopia, the latest country to establish Family Medicine in Africa, has agreed to come and share their story with us. The Scandinavian delegation of Family Physicians is also mobilising its members to attend the conference.

The WONCA World President, Prof Michael Kidd, has agreed to come to the conference and will be speaking at the opening ceremony on the theme ‘Sustainable Development Goals for the Health of Africa’.

In addition both the WONCA World CEO, Dr Garth Manning, and the WONCA Africa Regional President, Dr Matie Obazee, will be speaking at the conference.

The draft programme will be advertised on the conference website soon after abstract submission closes at the end of March. It includes several research presentations, workshops to enhance skills of practitioners in their daily work, and several programmes by the Special Interest Groups and Working Parties of WONCA.

We have planned an exciting programme for accompanying persons, so come with your spouse. Besides, there are also elaborate tours designed to visit notable sites in Ghana.

We don’t want to leave out your personal experience in practice. Visit our website today and complete your registration process (early bird registration closes March 31)

Looking forward to see you in Accra soon!
Dr Henry Lawson
WONCA Africa Conference Host