The Rajakumar Movement

The Rajakumar Movement

Let us form collaborative bilateral links for a pooling of experience and expertise that will have a beneficial multiplier effect on both partners. Experience in vastly different cultures and environments will make us better doctors and better human beings... Dr MK Rajakumar


The WONCA Asia Pacific Working Party for Young and Future Family Doctors - The Rajakumar Movement - was officially endorsed by the WONCA Asia Pacific region council and also officially launched at the region conference in Hong Kong on June 5, 2009 by Mr Arjuna Rajakumar, Ms Kiren Rajakumar, Dr Naomi P Harris, Datuk Dr Daniel Thuraiappah..The movement is modelled on WONCA Europe’s Vasco da Gama Movement.

Statement from the new Chair, Shin Yoshida - July 2014

Hello, junior family doctors in the WONCA Asia Pacific Region(APR) and in the world! I am Shin Yoshida, a Japanese junior family physician. I feel honored to take over as the new chair of the Rajakumar Movement from Dr Naomi Harris. The late Dr MK Rajakumar was a famous Malaysian family doctor who contributed to international activities among Asian family doctors. The Rajakumar Movement was established in 2009, for new & future family doctors in Asia Pacific region, so that more junior doctors could nurture family medicine internationally.

My mission as the new chair of this movement is to expand our community among APR counties and over the world by various means such as SNS, presentations/workshops at WONCA APR conferences, and mutual exchange between young doctors from two different countries in APR or worldwide (Family Medicine 360 program).

We are also creating an effective executive team composed of junior leaders of family medicine from each APR country supported by WONCA APR senior members. Let’s share our generalism, learn from our differences, and built true friendship in the WONCA Asia Pacific Region!!

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Convenor / Chair

Dr Shin Yoshida


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Co-Convenor or other office bearers

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Vision and Mission

Our Slogan / Motto

Network of Junior Family Doctors in the WONCA Asia Pacific Region

Our Mission

We promote family medicine among new and future doctors in the WONCA Asia Pacific Region by building networks for the exchange of experience and expertise for contribution to the leadership development and the advancement of health care.


  • Foster mentoring between current and future leaders in family medicine in the Asia Pacific Region
  • Promote continuity of representation by young family medicine leaders in the Asia Pacific Region
  • Allow young and future family doctors an avenue to explore the greater depth of our clinical discipline
  • Expose young doctors to the cultural differences in family medicine across our region and in training towards becoming a qualified family doctor
  • Provide an international perspective on training in family medicine and enable us to work together within our region to strengthen the role of primary health care in each of our communities
  • Contribute to the development of new structures to support high quality primary health care with ideas from the future family medicine workforce.
  • Promote training in family medicine
  • Promote family medicine in the Asia Pacific region
  • Allow learning from the diverse, old and young countries in our region where there are many models of family medicine
  • Interest has been shown from the UK for exchanges in the future

  • Harris N. The Rajakumar Movement. Malaysian Family Physician. 2009; 4(1). ISSN: 1985-207X (print), 1985-2274 (electronic)