President’s Message

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President’s Message

Dear Friends,

It is with great pleasure that I wish to welcome Prof Karen Flegg, President of WONCA and Dr Harris Lygidakis, CEO WONCA to our beautiful island and all other participants to the WONCA, South Asian Regional Conference 2024 to be held in Sri Lanka.

The College of General Practitioners of Sri Lanka (CGPSL) has a long history with WONCA and this will be the third instance where the South Asian Regional Conference is held in Sri Lanka with CGPSL, the most recent being in 2016 and previously in 2005. This year is very special to us all as the CGPSL is celebrating our 50th Anniversary.

I, along with my colleagues of CGPSL wish to thank whole heartedly Dr. K Sri Ranjan, President, WONCA SAR, Secretary General Organizing Committee, WONCA SAR 2024 and his organizing team for the time and effort contributed to make this event a success.
 
The mission of WONCA and CGPSL are rooted on the common foundation of striving to improve the quality of life of the people through high standards of care in general practice/family medicine. The CGPSL has over the years initiated and executed many projects and programs towards fulfilling this mission. Programs such as CPD program, Newsletter, Distance education platform, Patient safety initiatives are noteworthy. The CGPSL plays a major advocacy/advisory role in building systems locally and regionally which is laying the foundation for generations of our patients to benefit from quality primary care based on the principles of Family Medicine with a local and regional flavor.

I am in no doubt the WONCA, South Asian Regional Conference 2024 will further enhance and add value to the GP community in Sri Lanka for the betterment of the health and quality of life of our fellow citizens.

Dr. D K D MATHEW
PRESIDENT COLLEGE OF GENERAL PRACTITIONERS
OF SRI LANKA.

Past President’s

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