World Family Doctor Day 2017 celebrated worldwide

World Family Doctor Day grows and grows in popularity. The theme of depression was taken up with enthusiasm.

WONCA President's Message for Family Doctor Day

English                 Español

Theme: Depression:

The WONCA Working Party on Mental Health has worked hard to develop a guide to help you manage the first, crucial consultation with patients who may be depressed, “Depression- an evidence based first consultation”
in English, Portuguese, Arabic and Chinese. Prof Chris Dowrick introduces this in his latest WONCA News item Mental Health Matters.

Featured Region reports

- East Mediterranean region including the Al Razi Young doctors’ movement
- WoRSA – WONCA Rural South Asia region
- WONCA Africa region
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Member Organization Reports

The document attached summarises reports submitted by member organisations around the world. Countries included are: Hong Kong, Caribbean (Jamaica, Bahamas) Turkey, Bangladesh, Venezuela, China, Egypt, Puerto Rico, Ecuador, Pakistan, Australia, Chinese Taipei, USA, Philippines, Thailand, Morocco, Republic of Srpska, Portugal, Indonesia, Jordan, Qatar, Ukraine, India
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Many activities were also submitted on Facebook.

Editor’s picks

Stamps from China (below)

Poster from Portugal (right)


Photo (left) with Angklung musical instruments made from bamboo from Indonesia.

WoRSA video in 11 (now 13 ) languages

Qatar video on depression

Bahamas video

>More Member Organization photos and reports from May 2017

>Supplementary reports loaded in June 2017