The Rajakumar Movement

The Rajakumar Movement

Let us form collaborative bilateral links for a pooling of experience and expertise that will have a beneficial multiplier effect on both partners. Experience in vastly different cultures and environments will make us better doctors and better human beings... Dr MK Rajakumar


The WONCA Asia Pacific Working Party for Young and Future Family Doctors - The Rajakumar Movement - was officially endorsed by the WONCA Asia Pacific region council and also officially launched at the region conference in Hong Kong on June 5, 2009 by Mr Arjuna Rajakumar, Ms Kiren Rajakumar, Dr Naomi P Harris, Datuk Dr Daniel Thuraiappah..The movement is modelled on WONCA Europe’s Vasco da Gama Movement.


Convenor / Chair

Dr Erfen G. Suwangto


Erfen is PhD student in Bioethics, Sustainability, and Global Public Health. He is a lecturer of health law and primary care in Atma Jaya Catholic University of Indonesia and secretary of the Medical Research Ethics Committee at the university. He is visiting lecturer for postgraduate medical students in University of Indonesia and Gadjah Mada University.

Erfen is also the first Director of Atma Jaya Institute for Networking Development of Primary Care Clinics which is managing clinics in Jakarta and its suburbs. These clinics are not only serving health matters, but also empowering students and people around with various kinds of activity.

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Co-Convenor or other office bearers

Erfen Gustiawan Suwangto (Indonesia): Chair

Ya Luan Hsiao (Chinese Taipei): Vice Chair

Emily Kirkpatrick (Australia): Vice Chair

Yang Hua (China): Vice Chair

Mel Acuevera (Philippine): Honorary Secretary

Loretta Chan (Hongkong): Treasurer

Daisuke Kato (Japan): Image Coordinator

Naoko Kobayashi (Japan): FM 360 Coordinator

Apriani Oendari (Indonesia): FM 360 Coordinator Assistant

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Vision and Mission

Our Slogan / Motto

Network of Junior Family Doctors in the WONCA Asia Pacific Region

Our Mission

We promote family medicine among new and future doctors in the WONCA Asia Pacific Region by building networks for the exchange of experience and expertise for contribution to the leadership development and the advancement of health care.


  • Foster mentoring between current and future leaders in family medicine in the Asia Pacific Region
  • Promote continuity of representation by young family medicine leaders in the Asia Pacific Region
  • Allow young and future family doctors an avenue to explore the greater depth of our clinical discipline
  • Expose young doctors to the cultural differences in family medicine across our region and in training towards becoming a qualified family doctor
  • Provide an international perspective on training in family medicine and enable us to work together within our region to strengthen the role of primary health care in each of our communities
  • Contribute to the development of new structures to support high quality primary health care with ideas from the future family medicine workforce.
  • Promote training in family medicine
  • Promote family medicine in the Asia Pacific region
  • Allow learning from the diverse, old and young countries in our region where there are many models of family medicine
  • Interest has been shown from the UK for exchanges in the future

  • Harris N. The Rajakumar Movement. Malaysian Family Physician. 2009; 4(1). ISSN: 1985-207X (print), 1985-2274 (electronic)