Young Doctors' Movements

The WONCA regional movements for young and future family doctors are going from strength to strength. The first group formed, in 2005, was the Vasco da Gama Movement in Europe. This was followed by Asia Pacific's Rajakumar Movement (formed in 2009) and the Iberoamericana-CMIF region's Waynakay Movement (formed in 2010).  More recently in 2012, The Spice Route was formed for young doctors in the South Asia region;  in 2013 two groups were formed - AfriWon in the WONCA Africa region and, the Al Razi movement the East Mediterranean region. The final region to form a young doctors group was North America and their group, Polaris, in 2014. In September 2018 WONCA Executive endorsed the Young Doctors' Movement Operational Guidelines.

Young Doctor on WONCA World Executive
Since 2013, the Young Doctors have had a representative on the WONCA World Executive committee. The representative for 2016-2018 is Ana Nunes Barata of Portugal
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Current leaders of each Young Doctor Movement

WONCA region
Leader Email
Africa Joy Mugambi
Al Razi
East Mediterranean  Nagwa Nashat  
North America Cheyanne Vetter
Asia Pacific Shin Yoshida
Spice Route South Asia Santosh Kumar Dhungana
Vasco da Gama
Europe Claire Marie Thomas
Iberoamericana Virgina Cardozo

A WONCA statement on the value of exchanges was developed by the YDM and endorsed by WONCA Executive in September 2018.

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