Press Release: WONCA Accreditation Haizhu Jiangnanzhongjie

July, 2024

Press Release: WONCA Accreditation Haizhu Jiangnanzhongjie


Haizhu Jiangnanzhongjie Community Health Centre Receives Prestigious Practice Accreditation

WONCA Accreditation Sets New Standards for Community Health in Guangzhou

Guangzhou, China, July 2, 2024 – The World Organization of Family Doctors (WONCA) announced the achievement of Practice Accreditation for the Haizhu Jiangnanzhongjie Community Health Centre. This accreditation highlights the Centre’s dedication to delivering high-quality healthcare and aligns it with international standards of practice.

The accreditation process overseen by WONCA’s expert panel involved a rigorous assessment of the Centre’s facilities, staff qualifications, patient care practices, and operational standards. This evaluation included a virtual assessment in April 2024 conducted by Prof. Samuel Y.S. Wong, Director of the School of Public Health and Primary Care at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), and Prof. Jose M. (Chema) Valderas, Professor of Medicine at the National University of Singapore and Head of the Department of Family Medicine, followed by an in-person assessment in May 2024 with Prof. Wong. The review confirmed that Haizhu Jiangnanzhongjie Community Health Centre, located in the Haizhu District of Guangzhou, meets the stringent WONCA Global Standards, ensuring excellence in all aspects of healthcare delivery. The center is staffed by 70 professionals, including 20 General Practitioners and 23 community nurses.

Prof. Wong remarked, “The commitment to quality and patient care demonstrated by Haizhu Jiangnanzhongjie Community Health Centre is exemplary. This accreditation is a testament to their hard work and dedication to improving community health standards.” He added, “The Centre’s approach to maintaining patient privacy and implementing a one doctor, one patient, one room policy is a model for others to follow.”

Prof. Valderas also praised the Centre, stating, “Haizhu Jiangnanzhongjie Community Health Centre has shown outstanding dedication to patient-centered care. Their robust policies for monitoring and managing laboratory results and clinical correspondence ensure that patients receive timely and appropriate care.” He further noted, “The integration of Traditional Chinese Medicine within the same clinic area demonstrates their holistic approach to healthcare.”

Dr. Pan, Director of Haizhu Jiangnanzhongjie Community Health Centre, expressed her gratitude, stating, “We are honored to receive this accreditation. It reinforces our commitment to providing the highest quality of care to our patients. This recognition motivates us to continue enhancing our services and to strive for excellence in all aspects of community healthcare.”

Harris Lygidakis, CEO of WONCA, added, “The WONCA accreditation program is designed to support and recognize primary care practices that are committed to excellence. Haizhu Jiangnanzhongjie Community Health Centre’s achievement of this accreditation reflects their dedication to maintaining high standards in family medicine and their ongoing efforts to improve healthcare outcomes for their community.”


The World Organization of Family Doctors (WONCA) is a global non-profit organization that aims to improve the quality of life of people by fostering high standards in family medicine. Founded in 1972, WONCA works closely with the World Health Organization (WHO), representing family physicians and the practice of family medicine. Recognized as the foremost authority on family medicine, WONCA sets benchmarks for best practices and standards worldwide. WONCA’s accreditation process is designed to help healthcare facilities enhance their services through a structured supportive framework, ensuring they meet the highest international standards.

About Haizhu Jiangnanzhongjie Community Health Centre

Haizhu Jiangnanzhongjie Community Health Centre, located in Guangzhou, China, is a leading healthcare provider dedicated to offering comprehensive medical services to the local community. The Centre is staffed by a team of experienced General Practitioners and community nurses who are committed to delivering personalized and effective healthcare solutions.


Diarmuid Hayes
Communications Officer, WONCA
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Dr. LOU Yueqi Yuki
Senior Chief of Clinical Team, Haizhu Jiangnanzhongjie Community Health Service Center
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