Region: South Asia

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South Asia

The WONCA South Asia region is a comparatively new region in WONCA. Our member organizations come from Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka, with some countries having more than one member. In December 2010, we held our first regional conference in Mumbai, India which proved a huge success.

Upcoming Conferences

Regional President

Prof Kanu Bala (Bangladesh)

Prof Kanu Bala, MBBS, PhD (DU), PhD (USTC), FRCP (Dublin), FRCP (Edinburgh) is the Professor of Family Medicine of the University of Science and Technology Chittagong (USTC). He is the Medical Director of the Bangladesh Institute of Family Medicine and Research (BIFMR). He is a Visiting Professor of Medicine of the Peoples’ University of Bangladesh.

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Other office bearers

Past Presidents/VP
Dr. Md. Nurul Islam-Bangladesh
Former WONCA MESAR Vice President

Dr. S. K. Gupta-Nepal
Former WONCA SAR Vice President

Dr. Preethi Wijegoonewardene-Sri Lanka
Former WONCA SAR President

Dr. Pratap Narayan Prasad-Nepal
Former WONCA SAR President

Official Observers
WONCA Associate Member
Dr. Tariq Aziz-Pakistan
Pakistan Society of Family Physicians, Lahore [PSFPL]

Academic Member
Dr. Hafizur Rahman-Bangladesh
Bangladesh Institute of Family Medicine & Research [BIFMR]

Young Doctors Movement
Dr. Bhavna Matta-India
Spice Route Movement [SRM]

Web Editor
M. H. Mohsin-Bangladesh
CEO of the BIFMR, University of Science & Technology

See list and photos of South Asia region council

Executive Members

Prof Kanu Bala-Bangladesh
Bangladesh Academy of Family Physicians [BAFP]

Dr. Raman Kumar-India
Indian Academy of Family Physicians [IAFP]

Dr. Shehla Naseem-Pakistan
College of Family Medicine Pakistan [CFMP]

Dr. Raja Rajeshwar – India
Indian Medical Association College of General Practitioners [IMACGP]

Academic Secretary
Dr. Pramendra Prashad-Nepal
General Practitioners’ Association of Nepal [GPAN]

Member: Dr. Ramnik Parekh –India
Federation of Family Physicians' Associations of India [FFPAI]

Dr. N. M. Abdal-Bangladesh
Bangladesh College of General Practitioners [BCGP]

Dr. Md. Nurul Islam Bhuiyan-Bangladesh
Bangladesh Academy of Family Physicians [BAFP]

**Dr. K. Sri Ranjan–Sri Lanka
College of General Practitioners of Sri Lanka [CGPSL]

Groups and Organizations

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