The World Organization of Family Doctors (WONCA) is a not-for-profit organization and was founded in 1972 by member organizations in 18 countries. It now has 118 Member Organizations in 131 countries and territories with membership of about 500,000 family doctors and more than 90 per cent of the world’s population. The Mission of WONCA is to improve the quality of life of the peoples of the world through defining and promoting its values, including respect for universal human rights and gender equity, and by fostering high standards of care in general practice/family medicine.
Taylor & Francis is proud to partner with WONCA in the publication of the journals The European Journal of General Practice and Education for Primary Care and the series WONCA Family Medicine, a collection of books written by world-wide experts and practitioners of family medicine to help support and develop research, education and practice in primary care globally.
Family Medicine in the Undergraduate Curriculum Preparing medical students to work in evolving health care systems
Migrant Health A Primary Care Perspective
Family Practice in the Eastern Mediterranean Region Primary Health Care for Universal Health Coverage
Family Practice in the Eastern Mediterranean Region Universal Health Coverage and Quality Primary Care
By Sherina Mohd-Sidik, Felicity Goodyear-Smith
December 18, 2023
This book provides practical information about depression and anxiety in primary care, with a focus on the approach in different countries and incorporating global ranges/prevalence, risk factors and health burden including that associated with COVID-19 and its pandemic. To ensure the challenges ...
By Val Wass, Victor Ng
October 06, 2023
It has been recognised by governments and healthcare organisations worldwide that for Universal Healthcare in pursuit of Health for All under the Sustainable Development Goals to be achieved, effective primary care that is integrated, accessible, and affordable for everyone is essential. This ...
By Mehmet Akman, Valerie Wass, Felicity Goodyear-Smith
July 14, 2021
Primary care is a rapidly growing academic branch of learning and developing its own body of research is the hallmark of a maturing academic discipline. This practical guide is the first designed specifically to support those planning, conducting and disseminating primary care educational research....
By Christopher Dowrick
December 05, 2019
This book provides up-to-date, practical information for family doctors on how to assess and manage important mental health problems presenting in primary care settings. Patients frequently present with mental health problems in primary care settings around the world, yet family doctors ...
By Bernadette N. Kumar, Esperanza Diaz
June 21, 2019
In this time of large-scale global migration at levels unrivalled since World War II, primary care practitioners are providing the first line of care to economic migrants and refugees. In doing so, they face daily the considerable challenges that this heterogenic group brings in terms of ...
By Hassan Salah, Michael Kidd
April 08, 2019
This joint publication from the World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Organization of Family Doctors (WONCA) provides a concise analysis of the state of family practice in the 22 countries spread over North Africa, the Middle East and Western Asia, i.e. the Eastern Mediterranean Region (EMR...
By Hassan Salah, Michael Kidd
February 28, 2019
This is the first book to analyze in depth the current causes of shortage of family physicians and the relative weakness of the family practice model in many countries in the Eastern Mediterranean Region. Focusing on engagement with the private health sector in scaling up family practice, the...
By Chris Van Weel, Amanda Howe
October 30, 2018
This unique book is the first to bring together primary care experiences from around the world, with emphasis on non-Western regions. Utilising published articles that profile different countries’ primary health care, accompanied by expert commentaries, the book consolidates global primary health ...
By Felicity Goodyear-Smith, Robert Mash
October 12, 2018
This practical ‘How To’ guide talks the reader step-by-step through designing, conducting and disseminating primary care research, a growing discipline internationally. The vast majority of health care issues are experienced by people in community settings, who are not adequately represented by ...
By Felicity Goodyear-Smith, Bob Mash
April 12, 2016
International Perspectives on Primary Care Research examines how the evidence base from primary care research can strengthen health care services and delivery, tackle the growing burden of disease, improve quality and safety, and increase a person-centred focus to health care. Demonstrating the ...
By Michael Kidd, Iona Heath, Amanda Howe
August 17, 2016
Containing papers carefully compiled for both their historical importance and contemporary relevance, Family Medicine: The Classic Papers brings together a team of experts, led by global family medicine leaders Michael Kidd, Iona Heath and Amanda Howe, who explain the importance of each selected ...
By Michael Kidd
June 01, 2013
"This guidebook systematically analyses the contribution of family medicine to highquality primary health care in addressing the challenges faced by current health systems, and provides options for moving forward. It serves as a pragmatic guide to potential strategies for putting in place family ...