Al Razi movement

Al Razi movement


In late 2013, the WONCA East Mediterranean region (EMR) formed a movement for young and early career practitioners / Family Medicine physicians in the region.

The movement was called Al Razi, after Muhammad ibn Zakariyā Rāzī (Arabic: أبو بكر محمد بن يحي الرازي) an eminent Persian physician and polymath, widely considered as one of the most important figures in the history of medicine. Al Razi was born in 854 and is credited with several firsts, most notably the clinical distinction between Smallpox and Measles and the recognition of the reaction of the eye's pupil to light. In honor of his contribution to modern medicine WONCA EMR aimed to set him as a role model for the rising young physicians of the region. 

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Convenor / Chair

Anas Almohtaseb (Jordan)

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Anas Almohtaseb is a family physician and health economist from Amman, Jordan. Currently, he is the director of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) directorate at the Ministry of Health in Jordan. He got the medical degree (2008) and Higher Specialization degree in Family Medicine (2013) from the University of Jordan, Jordanian Board in Family Medicine (2014), Master of Science in Health Economics from the University of York in UK (2017), and Diploma in Global Challenges and Leadership – track of Public Health from the University of Jordan (2018). Anas is a trainer in family medicine and evidence-based medicine (EBM), a tobacco dependence therapist, and a researcher in health policy and economics. He has been involved in several charitable, medical, and social voluntary activities and initiatives, and the Chair of Al Razi Young Doctors Movement that belongs to WONCA-EMR since November 2020.

Co-Convenor or other office bearers

Chair :
Anas Almohtaseb

Immediate past chair:

Marwa Mohasseb

  • Adel Yasky (Saudi Arabia) - Secretary
  • Nouf Alnoon (UAE) - Treasurer
  • Reina Alameddine (Lebanon)  - Member
  • Dana Al-Daghlise (Jordan)  - Member
  • Gehad Fareed (Egypt) - Member
  • Beesan Maraqa (Palestine) - Member

National liaisons:

  • Saudi Arabia: Adel Yasky
  • Jordan: Dana Al-Daghlise
  • Lebanon: Reina Alameddine
  • Oman: Ahmed Al-Hanashi
  • Palestine: Beesan Maraqa
  • Kuwait: Ahmad Fakhreddine
  • Egypt: Gehad Fareed
  • UAE: Nouf Alnoon
  • Qatar: Khalid Alkarbi
  • Morocco: Adnane Alaoui Ismaili

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Vision and Mission

Our mission is contributing to the improvement of Family Medicine specialty in our region by promoting leadership, medical education, training & research while connecting young physicians with their peers across the region.


1. Developing the capacities of young Family Medicine physicians by involving them in activities that increase their knowledge of updated practices, such as supporting participation in WONCA local and international conferences
2. Establishing a communication channel among EMR trainees and early career Family Medicine physicians to voice concerns, share experiences and discuss solutions.
3. Promoting research skills among young family physicians.
4. Raising community awareness on the role of the family doctors and the discipline of Family Medicine as a cornerstone in health systems.
5. Collaborating with academic institutions and professional societies to promote Family Medicine.
6. Improving the quality of Family Medicine training in the EMR.
7. Ensuring the continuous participation and presence of young Family Medicine physicians from the EMR in international activities and meetings.
8. Establishing strong partnerships with other Family Medicine movements to facilitate exchange and collaboration.

Long term objectives:
Collaboration with international organizations of general practice and the representation of the movement at international meetings.
Promote training in family medicine according to the modern protocols
Explore possibilities of exchanges with other movements



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