World Family Doctor Day was first declared by the World Organization of Family Doctors (WONCA) in 2010. This year’s theme is: “Family doctors – leading the way to better health”.
The World Family Doctor Day – on 19 May every year – highlights the role and contribution of family doctors in health care systems around the world.
The event acknowledges the central role of general practitioners in the delivery of personal, comprehensive and continuing health care for all of their patients.
It’s also a chance to celebrate the progress being made in family medicine and the special contributions of family doctors globally.