WONCA President sends message to colleagues in India

Dear colleagues,

As WONCA President, I would like to extend my thoughts and prayers to our colleagues in India, and to all the doctors, nurses and health care workers, who are fighting to save lives amid an unprecedent crisis. The entire WONCA community stands with you in solidarity and support in these challenging and difficult times.

To all of you on the front lines, we commend your strength.

Let us not forget that primary health care is central to health emergency risk management actions at local and national levels, which at the same time, is key for resilient primary health care.

At WONCA, we strongly advocate community disaster preparedness and response, as strong health systems are vital to protect people’s lives from emergencies and disasters, including the current COVID-19 and any future pandemics. 

To our colleagues in India, we wish to say: you are not alone. Work with resilience and determination. Stay strong!

Dr Donald Li, 
WONCA President