MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIRPERSON SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE

Welcome from the Local Organising Committee

Dr. Innocent Besigye

MBChB, MMed (Fam.Med)
Chairperson, Scientific Committee

Dear Friends, Colleagues, Ladies and Gentlemen, history is being made! The first ever Wonca Africa Conference in East Africa. MISS only if you MUST! You are all welcome to Uganda for the Wonca Africa 2019 conference. Wonca Africa 2019 conference theme “People-Centred Primary Care” reminds us of our cardinal role as custodians and promoters of primary care. This calls each one us to actively participate in the building of our community of practice as primary care providers for the benefit of wonca world, wonca Africa and our respective member organisations as well as ourselves. This biannual wonca regional conference in Africa provides a platform for us all to present, share experiences and learn from each other as we continue striving to develop and scale up family medicine on the African continent. It is our sincere hope that many colleagues from Africa and beyond will seize this opportunity to present their scholarly work, share experiences, learn from one another and network for future collaborations. Remember WE ARE STRONGER TOGETHER! A special thanks to all who are working on their scientific papers that they plan to present at this important conference. Please submit your abstracts as soon as possible to allow the scientific committee ample time for review and to program accordingly. Many thanks to the Wonca Africa Executive Committee for entrusting us with hosting this historical conference, the first of its kind in East Africa. We promise to do our best to make it memorable. Family medicine in East Africa is growing and the growth must continue. Come and witness the growth.
Karibu Sana!