Wonca is an unusual, yet convenient acronym comprising the first five initials of the World Organization of National Colleges, Academies and Academic Associations of General Practitioners / Family Physicians. Wonca's short name is World Organization of Family Doctors. 

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The mission of Wonca is to improve the quality of life of the peoples of the world through defining and promoting its values, and by fostering and maintaining high standards of care in general practice/family medicine...Wonca represents and acts as an advocate for its constituent members at an international level where it interacts with world bodies such as the World Health Organization. A small Executive Committee meets yearly to conduct the business of the organization between Council meetings. The members of Executive include the World President, President-Elect, Immediate Past President, Regional Presidents from each of the six Wonca regions: Africa, America, Asia Pacific, Europe, Middle East South Asia, and Iberoamericana-CIMF, and three Members at Large. The secretariat is located in Bangkok.


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