Region: Asia Pacific

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Asia Pacific

We are one of the largest regions of WONCA. We have member organisations from Australia, China (mainland), Fiji, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Korea (Republic of), Macau, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam. We are still missing seven countries where no member organisations exist. (Brunei, Cambodia, East Timor, Laos, North Korea, Pacific Islands, Papua New Guinea).

Our region holds regional conferences each of the two years when there is no world conference. The most recent has been held in Rio, Brazil (photo taken at this meeting below)

Upcoming Conferences

Regional President

Dr Meng-Chih Lee (Taiwan)

Professor Meng-Chih Lee MD, PhD, MPH, used to be the Dean of the School of Medicine and School of Public Health, Chung Shan Medical University, Taiwan, Chairman of the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the Chung Shan Medical University Hospital, Taiwan, and President of Taiwan College of Family Physicians (TCFP). He is currently the Superintendent of Taichung Hospital, Ministry of Health and Welfare, Taiwan, and President of Taiwan Association of Family Medicine (TAFM) since 2014. In his new capacity as President for Asia Pacific Region, Prof Lee, coupled with Asia Pacific council members and World WONCA, aims to strengthen Rajakumar Movement, try to invite the non-member countries in Asia Pacific region to join in WONCA, and maintain good partnership with WHO Western Pacific Region. He would preach the idea of “Every Family A Family Doctor” as well.

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Other office bearers

Executive Members

President: Dr Meng-Chih Lee (Taiwan)

Vice President: Dr Gene Tsoi (Hong Kong)   

Past President: Dr JungKwon Lee (South Korea)

Honorary secretary:  Dr Brian Chang (Taiwan)

Honorary treasurer:  Dr Mohammad Husni Jamel (Malaysia)

Members at-large: Dr Frank Jones (Australia) and Prof Zhu Shanzhu (China)     
Young Doctor Movement (TRM): Dr Shin Yoshida (Japan)

Groups and Organizations

Latest News

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The Asia Pacific region council met in May 2014 in Kuching, Malaysia

Prague, July 2013

Jeju, on May 23, 2012

Cancun, May 2010


Reports from member organizations to the WONCA Asia Pacific region council meeting, in May 2012.

Australia (RACGP)
Fiji (FCGP)