World Family Doctors' Day : May 19

World Family Doctors' Day is coming up on May 19. Send us details of your activities or read about last year's activities.

WONCA declared World Family Doctor Day in Cancun, Mexico in 2010.

The first World Family Doctor Day was celebrated on 19 May 2010. It has been taken up with enthusiasm around the world and has given us a chance to celebrate what we do to provide recognition to family doctors, to highlight important issues and the work we perform in supporting health care for all people in our local communities, our nations and around the world.

We have much to celebrate as governments around the world have really begun to realise the value of our specialty. In some countries there is work to do, and celebrating World Family Doctor Day will open up many opportunities to highlight the important contributions of family doctors.

This day creates an atmosphere of global solidarity among family doctors and it will be a positive and visible contribution of WONCA’s leadership and contribution to family medicine. 

The WONCA editor, Dr Karen Flegg, is keen to receive information about and photographs of this year's activities for WONCA News. Email Dr Karen Flegg on