WONCA Rural Africa (WoRA) launched

The launching of WONCA Rural Africa (WoRA) took place as scheduled during the 5th Joint WONCA Africa conference / South Africa Academy of Family Physicians in Pretoria, South Africa, on Friday 18th August 2017.

Delegates attended from 17 countries and the dignitaries and guests of honour that attended the occasion include:
- Prof Amanda Howe, WONCA President (pictured at right with local leaders) - Prof Ian Couper who was special guest of honour and represented the WONCA Working Party on Rural Practice and was the chief launcher.
- Dr Henry Lawson - president of WONCA Africa Region
- Prof Ndifreke Udonwa, member of council of WONCA Working Party on Rural Practice
- Dr Kate Anteyi, Chair, WONCA Working Party on Women
- Dr Joy Mugambi, president of AFRIwon young doctors' movement for Africa
- Dr Mattie Obazie, past president WONCA Africa region
- Dr Frank Ehijele Odafen, president of the Association of General and Private Medical Practitioners of Nigeria AGPMPN

Vision : improving health of rural Africans.

Membership:   Shall be drawn from Member Organizations (MOs) in WONCA Africa Region, family physicians, general practitioners, young doctors in training and AFRIwon Renaissance.

Objectives include :
> To represent Rural Family Drs within WONCA Africa Region.
> To network and collaborate with organizations of rural doctors
> To stimulate membership growth for WONCA Africa Region, AFRIwon Renaissance and WONCA Working Party on Women in particular, and WONCA in general.
> To collaborate with organizations of rural doctors.

Committees of WoRA include :
> Education
> Communication
> Networking / Exchange programs
> Research
> Telemedicine
> Success Stories

> Dr Dan Abubakar - Chair / Convener
> Prof Ndifreke Udonwa - Co Convener
> Dr Joy Mugambi - Secretary
> Prof Sunanda Ray

Advisory Group
> Prof Ian Couper
> Dr John Wynn-Jones
> Prof Victor Inem
> Dr Henry Lawson

Activities :
- To strengthen the work of WoRA through committees.
- To hold a workshop during WONCA Rural conference in New Delhi 2018.

Contact us :
[email protected]
Twitter : @rural_wonca

Dr Dan Abubakar, Chair