It is a privilege for the Association of The Family Physicians of Uganda to host the 6th WONCA Africa Conference in 2019. We extend a warm welcome to you all to Uganda, ‘The pearl of Africa’. It is a landlocked country with a very fast growing population but with a variety of physical features to appreciate and thus we hope a fitting place for this international conference coming together for sharing of ideas.
The chosen conference theme is ‘People centered primary care’ so that it allows colleagues to share their successes, challenges and innovations in delivering effective primary care to the populations that they serve. Apart from the infectious diseases, our populations are also currently faced with chronic or non-communicable (NCD) diseases which require health systems to have robust primary care. We are therefore hopeful that the interactions among delegates from within and out of Africa on primary care and Family Medicine will indeed impact patient care, primary care research and policy.
We are particularly delighted by the fact that this meeting will serve as an advocacy platform for quality primary care to students, who will be involved as presenters and local volunteers. They are our future and therefore the sessions will allow them to appreciate and consider the discipline of Family Medicine as an option for their future career. We promise you an enjoyable and memorable conference. Our dream is that you will come in large numbers to Kampala, Uganda at the Kansanga campus of the International University of East Africa.