Waynakay Movement (Movimiento Waynakay)

Waynakay Movement (Movimiento Waynakay)

In May 2010, at the WONCA world conference in Cancun, Mexico, the young doctors from the WONCA Iberoamericana region formed their own group called the Waynakay movement. "Waynakay" means "youth" in the Quechua language, native to the Andes in western South America.

Following the establishment of the Vasco da Gama Movement and Rajakumar Movement, Naomi Harris from Australia and Andréa Poppelier of France developed a proposal for a preconference for young and junior family doctors to be held at the WONCA World conference, in Cancun, in May 2010. The Cancun Host Organizing Committee approved the plans and introduced their member for junior doctors Miguel Angel Quijada Fragoso, to Andrea and Naomi. Thus, three junior doctors from three very different regions of the world, worked for six months to discuss, to exchange ideas and to make plans in order to bring together future General Practitioners from all over the world.

Language, age, gender, religion. None of this mattered at the first ever preconference for new and future general practitioners which was held at the 19th World WONCA conference in Cancun in May 2010. There were over 80 registrants at the Cancun preconference for the World's Future General Practitioners, from four World Wonca Regions and over 21 different countries. The Cancun preconference for the World's Future Family Doctors featured a welcome from Professor Chris van Weel and a keynote address from Professor Rich Roberts. 

The culmination of the Preconference, was the formation of the Waynakay Movement.

Convenor / Chair

Gabriela Di Croce (Argentina)

Co-Convenor or other office bearers

email the executive committeewaynakay@wonca.net

Membership Open?

Vision and Mission

Waynakay Movement Mission

Our mission is to strengthen family medicine in the countries of Latin America, promoting leadership, medical education, research and exchange between young doctors in the specialty.

Nuestra mision es fortalecer la Medicina Familiar en los países de Iberoamérica, promoviendo el liderazgo, la educación médica, la investigación y el intercambio entre los médicos jóvenes de la especialidad.

Waynakay Movement Vision

The vision of the Waynakay Movement is strong family medicine in our region, with the presence and active participation of young doctors.

La visión del Movimiento Waynakay es una Medicina Familiar fuerte en nuestra región, con una presencia y participación activa de médicos jóvenes.



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