From the Editor: April 2021

The third edition of WONCA News is here! 

During this month, most activities at the WONCA Secretariat focused on the preparations of our Extraordinary General Meeting in May 2021.  It has been a busy but fruitful month in which our team have had the opportunity to interact with our Member Organizations in these decisive steps towards modernity and inclusiveness. 
Along with the governance activities, we also have had multiple connections and interactions with our regions, working parties, and special interest groups. The WONCA Family stays active even during these challenging times, and it is an honour for me to share the latest news from and for our colleagues around the world!

In this edition

We begin this issue with the President's column and essential information regarding our flag event: World Family Doctors Day 2021 (WFDD). In his column, Dr Donald Li reveals this year's theme, so l invite you to read the full article and find out more about this important date. 
From the Headquarters also offers detailed information regarding this important celebration for the Primary Care Community. You will also find a brief introduction regarding WFDD 2021 and a preview of the visual identity we have prepared for this celebration. 
This issue also includes a short article regarding World Health Day, celebrated only a few days ago. WONCA joined this year’s campaign, “Building a fairer, healthier world”, with statements from members of the WONCA Executive Committee, regarding the role of family medicine and primary care teams to achieve the fundamental principle of Health for All.
This edition for April also gathers relevant information from our Working Parties, such as this month's free access articles from our WONCA Working Party on Education and the most recent news from our Working Party on Mental Health with a bulletin written by the Chair, Prof Chris Dowrick. We keep sharing valuable stories on our section “Ageing Lines“ from our WONCA Special Interest Group on Ageing and Health and continue promoting young doctors activities with the inclusion of the Young Doctors Movement newsletter in this edition. 
Lastly, we bring you our guest feature by Dr John Wynn-Jones, and his popular Rural Miscellany, along with WONCA Conference News and the most recent announcements and updates from the WONCA Family.
As always, I hope you enjoy this issue, and please remember that you can drop me a line (or an article!) at [email protected] or [email protected]
Happy reading, and Stay Safe!