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The WONCA Young Doctors' Movement for North America and the Caribbean

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WONCA is the World Organization of Family Physicians, an international organization that networks family physicians across the world to promote and advance Family Medicine globally.  WONCA supports young doctors throughout the world.  Polaris is the North American Young Doctors Movement for family physicians, trainees, and medical students! We are here to connect you with the global family medicine community! By facilitating exchanges, exchanging information and making connections with the global community, primary care will improve for everyone.

The Albuquerque Statement on Health Equity

Polaris, the North American Young Doctors Movement of WONCA, met in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA in October 2019 and agreed that EQUITY is a core component of healthcare and a major indicator of population health quality. The World Health Organization defines equity as “the absence of avoidable, unfair, or remediable differences among groups of people, whether those groups are defined socially, economically, demographically or geographically or by other means of stratification."

Click here for a summary of discussion and debate held amongst family medicine trainees and early career family physicians. 

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COVID-19 and Health Systems

COVID-19 has raised very important questions regarding healthcare resilience and adaptability 

Expert Commentaries

Hear from experts about various topics related to COVID-19 and its impact on society

Primary Care Response

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