The WONCA Family Medicine series is a collection of books written by world-wide experts and practitioners of family medicine, in collaboration with The World Organization of Family Doctors (WONCA).
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.
Migrant Health: A Primary Care Perspective
Family Practice in the Eastern Mediterranean Region: Primary Health Care for Universal Health Coverage
Primary Health Care around the World: Recommendations for International Policy and Development
How To Do Primary Care Research
Family Medicine: The Classic Papers
December 17, 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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Leanne Rowe, Michael Kidd
September 04, 2018
"Every Doctor spoke to me deeply and personally … as we face the challenges of 21st Century medical practice, I felt cared for, much like I do when visiting my personal family doctor. Every Doctor will speak to you as well." Associate Professor Sandy Buchman, Family Physician Practising in...
Michael Kidd, Iona Heath, Amanda Howe
August 02, 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...
Felicity Goodyear-Smith, Bob Mash
April 25, 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...
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...