Women

Wonca World Party on Women and Family Medicine

The vision for WWPWFM is to work with all stakeholders to promote the role of women family doctors, highlight their special contributions and reduce the barriers facing them, thereby enabling them to reach their full potential and enhance the contributions of family physicians/GPs around the world to clinical care, women’s health, education, research and leadership in family medicine. 

This vision will be achieved through:
  • Identifying key issues of women doctors working in family medicine in all WONCA member countries, including developed and developing countries, and rural and remote areas, and to seek solutions to common problems. 
  • To review WONCA policies and procedures on representation, programs, training, research, management, leadership and support structure, an ensure that these policies are equitably, transparently and effectively implemented
  • To provide opportunities for international exchange of knowledge and expertise on women and family medicine at regional and international WONCA meetings, and through electronic means such as the WWPWFM listserv and website.
  • To reduce linguistic, cultural and economic barriers to women family physicians/GPs participating in WONCA initiatives
  • To evaluate the effectiveness of WWPWFM 


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Objectives of the group 
  • Education: To create and promote women to be active educators in Family Medicine. 
  • Conference: To build a program for the next conference in Africa and world 
  • Research: To participate in the research, that was established by WWWPW and present them. 
  • Membership: To increase membership in Africa by building a strong framework of representative in each country. 
  • Advocate: To advocate for women in all activates of WONCA and at OUR WORK PLACE. 
Contact WWPWFM-Africa leadership:

1. Dr. Kate Anteyi kanteyi@gmail.com 
Chair of the WONCA Working Women’s Party (Africa) and President elect for World WONCA Working Women’s Party 
Chief specialist (Infectious diseases) in Nigeria 

2. Dr. Atai Omoruto ataiomo@yahoo.co.uk
Ex- Chair of the WONCA Working Women’s Party (Africa) 
Public Health specialist in Uganda 

3. Dr. Elizabeth Reji South Africa Elizabeth.reji@wits.ac.za
Secretary of the WONCA Working Women’s Party (Africa) and Member at large WONCA (Africa) region 
Lecturer/Specialist in Family Medicine, Coordinator of interns and registrars in West rand district, 
University of Witwatersrand University / Dept. of Health, Gauteng 

4. Dr. Jane Frances Namantovu Drnamatovu@yahoo.com
Treasury of the WONCA Working Women’s Party (Africa) & Representative of Uganda for WONCA Working Women’s Party (Africa) & Lead of the WWWP WONCA (2013-16) 
Public Health specialist in Uganda 

5. Dr. Vangile Mkhatshwa mkhatshwav@yahoo.com 
Representative of South Africa for WONCA Working Women’s Party (Africa) 
3rd yr registrar, Dept. of Family Medicine, MEDUNSA University, South Africa. 

6. Dr. Kefilwe Hlabyago kehlabyago@absamail.co.za
Representative of South Africa for WONCA Working Women’s Party (Africa) 
Senior Lecturer, Department of Family Medicine, Medunsa University, South Africa 

7. Dr. Tshedi Kgamane drkgamane@gmail.com
Representative of Botswana for WONCA Working Women’s Party (Africa) 
Family medicine specialist, working in a private practice. 

8. Dr. Martha Makwero marthamakwero@gmail.com 
Family medicine specialist, Dept of health (Public sector) in south Malawi 
Representative of Malawi for WONCA Working Women’s Party (Africa) 

9. Dr. Karimakwenda Helen drhkarimakwenda@gmail.com, 
Representative of Zimbabwe, for WONCA Working Women’s Party (Africa) 

8. Dr Muriel Selma Fallala muriel.fallala@gmail.com
Treasury of the WONCA Africa region & Representative of Zimbabwe, for WONCA Working Women’s Party (Africa) 

9. Dr. Princess Kemelagha F. A. naturetherapyorg@yahoo.com
Representative of Nigeria, for WONCA Working Women’s Party (Africa) 
Lead of the WWWP WONCA(2013-16) 

10. Dr. Temitope Ilori boatop@yahoo.com Nigeria

Other members of the Working Women’s party (Africa)