About World Family Doctor Day
The World Organization of Family Doctors (WONCA) has 118 member organisations in 131 countries and territories (including New Zealand). The 500,000 family doctors (we call them GPs) who are members care for more than 90 per cent of the world’s population.
Every year since 2010 WONCA has celebrated World Family Doctor Day (WFDD). This year WFDD falls on Sunday 19 May. The purpose of WFDD is to “acknowledge the central role of our specialty in the delivery of personal, comprehensive and continuing health care for all of our patients. It’s also a chance to celebrate the progress being made in family medicine and the special contributions of family doctors globally.”
This year’s theme for WFDD is “Family doctors – caring for you for the whole of your life”.