Collaborative Organizations

As an international organization with  recognised worldwide structures and members, WONCA  is keen to engage with other like-minded international organisations. Some organisations with a strong consistency of purpose with WONCA  choose to formalize the relationship and through an official relationship agreement  or through joining WONCA as an "organization in collaborative relations" member.

International organizations in official relations with WONCA


The World Health Organization (WHO)

WHO website

The World Health Organization (WHO) is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends.

WONCA is recognised as a nongovernmental organisation (NGO) in official relations with the WHO. Through the WONCA executive committee, its seven WONCA regions, various working parties, collaborative organisations and academic members, WONCA has contacts with many of the WHO departments at its headquarters and across regional and country offices. WONCA executive appoint one of its number to be the lead liaison person between WONCA and WHO. Find out more about WONCA WHO liaison here.

Organizations in Collaborative Relations - Members of WONCA

International organizations whose missions and objectives are consistent with those of WONCA and who are not eligible for, or who do not seek Full or Associate Membership may apply for this category of membership. More information available from the WONCA secretariat manager@wonca.net

European Association for Communication in Healthcare (EACH)

International Federation of Medical Students' Associations (IFMSA)

International Primary Care Respiratory Group (IPCRG)

     > more IPCRG information and resources

International Society of Doctors for the Environment (ISDE)

North American Primary Care Research Group, (NAPCRG)

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