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British Medical Association

The British Medical Association (BMA) is the trade union and professional body for doctors in the UK. We are led by a team of executive directors working towards objectives set by the BMA council. Council sets overall policy which is informed by the needs of grassroots doctors, as determined by the BMA Representative Body, which itself is drawn from branch of practice and regional committees throughout the UK.


United Kingdom

Filipino Nursing Diaspora Network

Filipino Nursing Diaspora Network is a professional organisation of Filipino nurses who live and work outside the Philippines. FiND Network is a dedicated to harnessing the strength of the Filipino nurses abroad. Founded in Australia, affiliates now span the globe particularly in Americas, Asia, Europe, and Australia/Oceania.



Somaliland Medical Association

'Somaliland Medical Association is non-political, and not-profit making organization, formed by the provisional medical doctors in Somaliland. SMA stands for the representation, protection, and upgrading of its members in one hand, and improving the quality of health care delivery on the other hand. We believe that medical science is a noble profession and shall actively participate in all ways and within its jurisdiction to contribute positively in enhancing the quality of Health Services.'



World Organization of Family Doctors (WONCA)

'WONCA is an unusual, yet convenient acronym comprising the first five initials of the World Organization of National Colleges, Academies and Academic Associations of General Practitioners/Family Physicians. The Mission of WONCA is to improve the quality of life of the peoples of the world through defining and promoting its values, including respect for universal human rights and including gender equity, and by fostering high standards of care in general practice/family medicine. WONCA's short name is World Organization of Family Doctors.



European Academy of Paediatrics

'The European Academy of Paediatrics exists to promote the health of children and young people in Europe. It aims to improve standards in training, service and research and to represent the professional interests of paediatricians in the EU. It incorporates the section of paediatrics of the European Union of Medical Specialists and therefore has influence in the political arena to advocate for children and young people as well as for the profession.'



Indian Academy of Pediatrics

The Indian Academy of Pediatrics is the largest and most representative association of Pediatricians in India, with 23,000 members. One of the major activities undertaken by the IAP since its inception has been to organize Continuing Medical Education (CME) programs by holding conferences, symposia, lectures and other meets all over the country. IAP’s head office is in Mumbai, while Delhi is the seat of its official publication – Indian Pediatrics.



International Primary Care Respiratory Group

The International Primary Care Respiratory Group (IPCRG) is an organisation of 34 national organisations in low, middle and high income countries reaching over 150,000 GPs and other primary care professionals and also a global community of practice. IPCRG is set up as a clinically-led charitable company with a mission to work locally in primary care and collaborate globally to improve respiratory health to achieve our vision of Breathing and feeling well through universal access to right care.


United Kingdom

Japanese Society for Social Medicine

The Japanese Society for Social Medicine was developed from the former Research Society for Social Medicine started in 1960 and renamed in 1999. At present, the society has several hundred members who are engaged in the diverse areas of welfare and education as well as health care. Purpose: This society aims to promote and develop various research projects on theoretical aspects of social medicine and their application through cooperation among members.




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