Training, research and practice management support are vital to the development of primary health care.

Training is at the core of the specialty of Family Medicine. There are many resources available including support to Continuing Professional Development and professional training. Wonca Africa supports the Primafamed Network.

Research is an important role. Wonca Africa is supporting a collaboration with 8 Universities in the EU FP7- funded HURAPRIM Project looking at HUman Resource issues in African PRIMary care.

Management skills, including IT for Africa, are also required.